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Hidden Shoelace knot?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Sator Sartoris, Jul 9, 2006.

  1. Sator Sartoris

    Sator Sartoris Well-Known Member

    Mar 13, 2006
    I notice on a lot of shoe display pictures the shoelace knot is hidden. Can you actually wear your shoe like that regularly or is it for show?
  2. jmatt

    jmatt Senior member

    Mar 9, 2006
    I think it's just for display. Someone else posted the following link, which I found incredibly helpful:
    Shoe Lacing Methods
  3. StevenRocks

    StevenRocks Senior member

    Feb 19, 2005
    Southwest Virginia
    It's a display technique. Wearing your shoelaces that way wouldn't be very comfortable or adjustable.
  4. Aureus

    Aureus Senior member

    Mar 9, 2006
    So. Cal.
    I used this method on my Speedcats for a few months without much trouble. No discomfort and it was easy enough to adjust.
  5. mrjester

    mrjester Senior member

    Dec 6, 2012
    Phoenix, AZ
    Sorry to revive a thread from '06 but I was curious.

    Is there any downside to using these on formal shoes while wearing them (like Aldens or AE's)? Not so much the comfort but could it do anything to the leather after a while? Stretch it and make a bulge?
  6. kentyman

    kentyman Senior member

    Oct 1, 2012
    Austin, TX
    I assume you're talking about Display Shoe Lacing? I wore some suede shoes like this for a while, and I agree with the website they were harder to tighten. Also, they were hard to untie because the knot was down under the vamp. I wore them like these because there were only 4 pairs of holes, I thought it looked weird with my weird combination of Criss Cross Lacing and Over Under Lacing (basically Criss Cross, but with bottom bar outside instead of inside). I have since moved to true Criss Cross Lacing, and I did notice that there are marks in the suede where the lacing using to be, but I think that's true anytime you change lacing patterns.

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