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Doc Martens are more than just boots; they’re a lifestyle. They shout individuality, confidence, and a touch of rebellious spirit. Whether you’re a long-time Doc wearer or new to the scene, how you lace them up can make a big difference. Lacing is more than just about function—it’s a way to put your personal stamp on your Docs and make them uniquely yours.

When I scored my first pair of Docs, I was obsessed with finding the coolest way to lace them. I wanted my boots to reflect my personality and stand out from the crowd. After countless hours of experimenting (and maybe a few frustrating knots), I found some killer ways to lace them up that not only look awesome but also keep my feet comfortable. In this guide, I’ll share my favorite lacing styles with you. From classic and clean to bold and intricate, there’s a lacing method for everyone.

Ready to give your Docs a fresh look? Let’s dive into eight popular ways to lace your Dr Martens Boots. And hey, I’ve got a little secret to make them even better: Loop King Laces. Trust me, once you try these premium laces, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without them. So, grab your boots, pick your favorite style, and let’s get lacing!

Classic Criss-Cross

Let’s kick things off with the classic criss-cross. This is the tried-and-true method that never goes out of style. It’s simple, effective, and works with any boot.

  1. Start by threading the lace through the bottom eyelets from the inside out.

  2. Cross the laces over each other and thread them through the next set of eyelets from the outside in.

  3. Repeat this all the way up the boot.

The classic cross lace gives you a snug fit and is super easy to adjust. It’s perfect if you’re looking for a traditional yet stylish look.

Straight Bar Lacing

Next up, we have straight bar lacing. This one’s all about that clean, polished vibe. If you want your Docs to look sleek and put-together, give this a try.

  1. Start by threading the lace through the bottom eyelets from the inside out, keeping the lace ends even.

  2. Take one lace end and thread it straight up to the next eyelet on the same side, then straight across to the opposite eyelet.

  3. Repeat with the other lace end, threading it straight up to the next eyelet on its side, then across to the opposite eyelet.

  4. Continue this pattern all the way up the boot.

Straight vertical lace, as well as horizontal bar, eliminates the diagonal crossover, giving your boots a streamlined, minimalist look.

Ladder Lacing

Ladder lacing is where things get interesting. This method is unique and sturdy, perfect for those who want a secure fit and a bit of flair.

  1. Thread the lace through the bottom eyelets from the inside out.

  2. Pull the laces straight up through the next set of eyelets on the same side.

  3. Cross the laces over each other and thread them under the vertical lace on the opposite side, then up through the next eyelet.

  4. Repeat this all the way up the boot.

Ladder lacing creates a cool, ladder-like effect that’s both functional and visually striking.

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Loop King Laces are designed to stay tied and look great, no matter how you lace Dr Martens. Plus, they’re made from high-quality materials, ensuring they last as long as your trusty Docs. So, why settle for ordinary laces when you can elevate your style with Loop King Laces?

Over Under Lacing

Over under lacing is a cool blend of criss-cross and straight bar lacing. It’s versatile and offers a balanced look.

  1. Start by threading the lace through the bottom eyelets from the inside out.

  2. Cross the laces over and thread them through the next set of eyelets from the outside in.

  3. For the next set, thread the laces straight up through the eyelets on the same side, then cross them over to the opposite side.

  4. Alternate between crossing over and threading straight up all the way up the boot.

This method gives you a snug fit and is easy to adjust, making it perfect for any occasion.

Checkerboard Lacing

Ready to make a statement? Checkerboard lacing is fun and intricate, sure to turn heads wherever you go.

  1. Start with two laces of different colors.

  2. Thread the first lace through the bottom eyelets from the inside out.

  3. Thread the second lace through the bottom eyelets from the outside in.

  4. Weave the second lace over and under the first lace as you go up the boot.

  5. Alternate the colors to create a checkerboard pattern.

This method is perfect for those who love a bold, unique look.

Hidden Knot Lacing

Hidden knot lacing is perfect for a clean and seamless look. This method hides the knots and creates a smooth appearance.

  1. Start by threading the lace through the bottom eyelets from the inside out.

  2. Cross the laces over each other and thread them through the next set of eyelets from the outside in.

  3. Continue criss-crossing the laces all the way up the boot.

  4. When you reach the top, tuck the laces inside the boot and tie a knot behind the tongue to keep it hidden.

This method is great for those who prefer a minimalist look without visible knots.

Loop King Laces: No Tie Boot Laces

When it comes to performance, Loop King Laces are a game-changer. These laces are not just stylish but also designed for a superior fit and feel. Whether you’re hitting the streets or the trails, Loop King Laces will keep your Docs secure and comfortable. Their innovative design and top-notch materials make them a must-have for any Doc Martens enthusiast.

With a wide range of lengths and styles, you can find the perfect pair to suit any lacing method. Plus, their durability means you won’t have to worry about fraying or breaking, even with regular use. Upgrade your laces and experience the difference with Loop King Laces.

Double Back Lacing

Double back lacing is all about adding extra detail to your boots. It’s secure and stylish.

  1. Thread the lace through the bottom eyelets from the inside out.

  2. Cross the laces over and thread them through the next set of eyelets from the outside in.

  3. Instead of continuing up, double back and thread the laces through the previous set of eyelets.

  4. Cross the laces over again and thread them through the next set of eyelets, then double back again.

This method creates a unique, layered look that’s both stylish and functional.

Spider Web Lacing

Spider web lacing is intricate and eye-catching. It’s a bit advanced but totally worth it for the wow factor.

  1. Start by threading the lace through the bottom eyelets from the inside out.

  2. Cross the laces over and thread them through the next set of eyelets from the outside in.

  3. Continue crossing the laces, but add an extra twist by threading each lace under the previous crossover.

  4. Repeat this pattern all the way up the boot.

Spider web lacing creates a complex, web-like effect that’s sure to turn heads.

Loop King Laces: The Perfect Finish

No matter which lacing method you choose, whether it’s bow tie lace, ladder lace, or straight bar lace, Loop King Laces provide the perfect finishing touch for your Doc Martens Boots. Their premium quality and stylish designs make them the ideal choice for any Doc Martens lover. With Loop King Laces, you can customize your boots to reflect your personal style while ensuring they stay secure and comfortable.

Loop King Laces are designed to fit all Doc Martens models, so you can easily switch up your look whenever you want. Whether you’re looking for bold colors, unique patterns, different lace lengths, or classic designs, Loop King Laces has something for everyone. Upgrade your laces today and make your Doc Martens truly your own.

 

Miles Anthony Smith

Miles is a loving father of 3 adults, devoted husband of 24+ years, co-chief sneakerhead (along with his wife Carolyn) at Loop King Laces, author, entrepreneur, investor, & owner of several businesses (AmaLinks Pro, Why Stuff Sucks, & Kompelling Kars). Miles has been featured in New York Magazine, Escapist Magazine, FashionSpot, Menswear Style, & Men Style Fashion. Loop King is trusted by sneakerheads JumperMan Kris, jumpmanbostic, ajinchicago, among others.

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