“Knot”-ical shoes: How to tie boat shoe laces
This year boat shoes made their way from the boardwalk to catwalks everywhere. Whether it is a nautical look or a compliment to a rolled up pant like khakis, jeans or chinos, boat shoes have found themselves in everyone’s closet repertoire. Though it may be easy to pick out an outfit to compliment these shoes, the most frustrating thing about this shoe is tying its stiff leather laces that tend to unravel. If you need a few pointers to keep those pesky shoelaces under control read out tips on how to thwart this from happening.
Boat shoes tend to have stiffer laces than the ones on regular or athletic shoes. I recommend wetting the laces on your boat shoes before you try and tackle tying them. When you soak your shoelaces before tying them, you allow for a tighter knot which ensures that your laces stay tied longer. Try prepping the laces by soaking them in warm water with a little detergent.
After a couple minutes take the laces out of their “bath” and stretch the leather which will give it flexibility. Once the leather laces are loosened you will want to soak them in warm water again. While still wet put the laces back on your shoe and tie in a regular knot.
For an effortless look that leaves a chic finish to your laces you can opt for an Eastland knot. You will want to follow these three steps:
- Make sure your leather laces are evenly distributed on either side of your boat shoe. One side at a time make a one inch loop in the middle of the lace while bringing the end of the shoelace around the loop.
- You’ll want to wrap the lace around the loop at least five to six times.
- Slide the remainder of the lace through the loop and then pull tightly through.
So this fall get your feet on deck with boat shoes that will have you sailing the streets in style. Don’t worry about untied laces, just follow these step and your fall fashion journey will be nothing short of chic.
So don’t mistake these shoes for some cole haan penny loafers, these sleek leather shoes with laces will finish off any fall look with style. Slip in and sail through this season with this years must have footwear-boat shoes.