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Okay, sneakerheads and casual wearers alike, have you ever had that moment where you just stared at your fresh New Balance 574s and thought, “How do I make these even cooler?” If so, you’re in the right place. The simple act of lacing can transform your shoes from “just another pair” to “these are unmistakably mine.” Lacing isn’t just a necessity; it’s an art. And for the 574s, well, there’s a world of lacing techniques waiting for you. So, grab your NBs, plop down on the floor, and let’s dive into eight of the most stylish ways to lace up.

1. Old Reliable: The Classic Criss-Cross

Ah, our beloved criss-cross. It’s like the PB&J of shoe lacing—simple, timeless, and everyone knows it. Just cross your laces over one another, ensuring they form neat Xs as you go up the eyelets. It’s probably the way your grandpa did it, and guess what? It still rocks.

2. Straight-laced: The Parallel Approach

Ever craved a super sleek, almost minimalistic look for your shoes? Enter the parallel lacing. It’s like that crisp white shirt in your wardrobe: stylish in its simplicity. The laces run straight across the shoe, with no crossing visible on the top. The elegance lies in its neatness.

3. Fancy Feet: The Double-Back Technique

The double-back is for those days when you’re feeling a tad more adventurous. It’s a mix of the classic and parallel methods. Thread your lace through an eyelet and then double back to the one before it. The final outcome? A trendy combo of Xs and straight lines. Ooh la la.

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Pause for a sec. The style in which you lace is essential, sure. But the laces themselves? They can make or break the look. Loop King Laces believes in ensuring every footstep you take is a statement. When looping through these styles, make sure you’re equipped with the best. With Loop King, you’re not just wearing shoes; you’re wearing your personality.

4. Climb On: The Ladder Lacing

The ladder lace gives you a look that’s tidy, organized, and oh-so-unique. Your laces form horizontal bars across the shoe, creating a pattern resembling—you guessed it—a ladder. It’s a bit more intricate but totally worth the extra minutes. Besides, who wouldn’t want their shoes to be a conversation starter?

5. Sassy Steps: The Zig-Zag Lace

Feeling a bit playful? The zig-zag method has your back. Instead of the usual over-and-under, the laces form outward patterns, creating a zig-zag appearance across the shoe. It’s like your shoes had a bit too much caffeine and are now all zesty and peppy!

6. Keepin’ It Chill: The Loosey Goosey

Some days, it’s all about the casual, laid-back vibes. And the Loosey Goosey method captures just that. The laces are given more slack, creating a relaxed appearance. It’s less structured, more “I woke up like this.” Perfect for those lazy Sunday strolls or everyday wear.

Loop King Laces: The Upgrade You Didn’t Know You Needed

Okay, a quick intermission from our lacing marathon. We’ve been talking about methods, but equally important is the medium—the laces. Loop King ensures that while your lacing techniques make you stand out, the quality of your laces keeps you ahead of the pack. Their variety and quality? Unmatched. So, when you’re re-lacing, ensure you’re doing so with the best.

7. For the Bold: The Barbell Lace

Drawing inspo from gym equipment, the barbell lace is for those who want their shoes to pack a punch. It’s a fun twist on the parallel lacing where the laces form ‘barbells’ across the shoe. It’s quirky, and it definitely makes a statement.

8. Freestyle: The Mix ‘n Match

Who said you need to stick to one style? Get creative! Maybe start with a zig-zag, transition into a ladder, and finish with a classic criss-cross. Your shoes, your rules. Sometimes, the coolest patterns are the ones you invent on a whim.

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Wrapping up our sneaker journey, a final note on the unsung hero of our story: the laces. Loop King Laces isn’t just a brand; it’s a statement. With the widest variety on offer, they ensure your shoes never fade into the background. Because, as they rightly put it, your shoes have a voice. And with Loop King, they sing. Whether you’re a sneakerhead or someone who just loves their 574s, remember this: laces aren’t just functional; they’re an expression. And with Loop King, you’re always expressing the best version of you. So, as you lace up those New Balances, do it with style, do it with passion, and most importantly, do it with Loop King Laces.

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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