Tying the shoelace is a minor chore that is usually not a big part of a complex routine. Most people tie their shoelaces in a criss-cross pattern. This technique is quite easy to learn and is convenient. But for a lot of people, this lacing pattern is not aesthetically pleasing and is hard to remove during emergencies. For this matter, a unique shoelace pattern from Superga is a great alternative. Here’s how to tie your shoes in Superga style.

The Unique Superga Shoelace

Superga is an Italian shoe brand that has been in the industry for 1911. These shoes are originally a product line for tennis shoes. Another thing that the brand is known for is its unique shoelace style. Superga is so tied to this unique shoelace style that it is often referred to as the Superga lace.

The Superga shoelace, also known as the Ladder Lacing, is a kind of shoelace method used to get horizontal straight lines instead of the traditional crisscrosses. You might be thinking about how some people would spend time getting their shoelaces to look like zebra stripes. After all, this method is harder to make and is time-consuming.

This lacing technique has a lot of practical uses in sports and military. Although it is hard to put on, the Superga shoelace technique makes it easier to remove the shoes in case of injuries. Hence, you can commonly see this style of lacing in sports and military use. Here’s how you can tie your shoes with this lacing technique.

Step 1

Normally, the aglet will be run up from the first hole in the shoe up to the next hole to form a line connecting both shoe eyestays (the flappy fabric where the holes are sewn).

Instead of doing this, the Superga lace technique includes inserting the aglet facing inward the shoes on both sides. When done right, the shoelace should cover the first two holes.

Step 2

Take the blue colored lace and insert it to the second hole to the left shoe eyestay. Pull it outward, and insert it to the second hole of the right eyestay. You should have two horizontal lines covering both eyestays after this step.

Step 3

Please pick up the yellow shoelace and insert it to the third hole at the right eyestay outward. Next, get the blue shoelace and run it into the fourth eyestay, just above the yellow lace. Both shoelaces should be outside and on the same side after this step.

Step 4

For the third stripe, insert the yellow lace across to the third hole on the other side facing inward to the shoe. After forming the third stripe, follow up with the fourth stripe by doing the same step to the blue lace. Put the blue lace to the hole just above the yellow lace. Both laces should be facing inside the shoes once again.

Step 5

From the inside, insert the yellow lace to the fifth hole and pull it outward. Next, please pick up the blue lace and insert it in the hole above the yellow lace. Both laces should be outside after this step.

Pick the lace closest to the newly-created horizontal line and insert it to the hole on the other side, adding another line. From here on, steps 3-5 are repetitive. Repeat the steps as long as there are still eyelets or holes in your shoes.

Step 6

Once you’re in the last eyelet available, all you have to do is to pull the last color outside finally, and that’s it. This only applies to shoes with only an even number of eyelets available.

You can’t do the Superga lace on shoes with an odd number of eyelets as easily. In the last eyelet, both laces would be on the same side. You can still do the Superga lace method on shoes with an odd number of eyelets. However, you might need to skip the bottom eyelets altogether, which is not as aesthetically pleasing.

What Superga does Kate Middleton wear?

Kate wearing Superga

The Duchess has made countless appearances wearing her favourite Superga 2750 Cotu Classic trainers.

How do you tie a 6 hole shoelace?

How do you lace a hidden shoe knot?

Begin straight across on the outside (grey section) and in through the bottom eyelets. The left (blue) end runs straight up on the inside, then straight across on the outside. Both ends run straight up on the inside, each skipping one eyelet and emerging two eyelets higher up.

Should I size down in Superga?

Find your size and shop Superga! Top tip: Because of their 4cm chunky sole, we have found our Flatforms measure up a little differently. We recommend buying a whole size down from the size you usually take.

Is Superga sizing big?

They are true to size (got my usual 8) and they don’t really have arch support. They’re fairly flat and maybe a tiny bit heavier than some other plimsolls, but the color and design are so cute that I don’t really care about the fit not being perfect.

Does Superga run small?

They do seem to run about half a size big. They are my go to shoe for walking and running my daily errands. These shoes do not have a high arch so if you need shoes with high arch support you probably won’t like these. I will definitely be buying more pairs.

Why are Superga so popular?

3. They’re really famous for making tennis shoes. The company got its start making shoes for professional athletes. They specialized in designing and manufacturing shoes that could be used to play tennis.

Is Superga 2750 true to size?

A great simple shoe that is easy to match with outfits. Lengthwise, the show felt true to size however I have narrow feet and the shoe was too wide for me. There is also no arch support. I had to tie the laces tighter to make up for the width which didn’t bother me since I really like the style of the shoe.

Who wears Superga sneakers?

  • Chrissy Teigen. Superga 2750-Cotu Classic Sneakers.
  • Kate Middleton. Superga 2750 Cotu Classic Sneakers in Green Sherwood Gum.
  • Gabi DeMartino. Superga x Loveshackfancy 1200 Rosetta Sandals.

Does Kate Middleton wear Superga shoes?

Superga 2750 Cotu Classic Sneakers

And it just so happens Kate Middleton’s sneakers of choice are among the most affordable out there, especially today. She most recently wore them in May 2021 on a royal tour of Scotland, which you can see below. Back in 2016, Kate wore Supergas while on a royal tour in Canada.

Is Superga a good brand?

Readers agree Superga Cotu are great!

They are 100% TFG Approved! If you are looking for an easy to wear, neutral shoe that you can use in a variety of settings and weather (and you don’t need arch support), the Superga Cotu Classic is a must!

Are Superga sneakers washable?

While we do not recommend washing your Superga shoes, you may be able to wash our Cotu styles. The best way to wash our Cotu shoes is in a pillow case, cool wash and powder detergent (not liquid), leave laces on so you don’t lose the shape of the shoe and hang to dry naturally, not on a radiator.

How do you keep Superga white?

How do you clean Superga canvas sneakers?

How do you break in Superga shoes?

Put on a pair of socks, then put on the shoes. Stand in place and lean forward, then backward, to bend the soles and loosen the material. Stand on your toes, then back onto your heels several times to further break in the shoes. Wear the shoes around the house for a few days before wearing them outside.

Are Superga good for walking?

Superga. You probably didn’t think it was possible, but Superga sneakers are super-trendy, unisex, and extra-comfortable travel shoes.

Do Superga platforms run big?

These shoes run about a half size big, and it’s especially noticable in the heel (if I don’t tie the shoes tightly, I can slide my feet out the back). Since Superga doesn’t make half sizes, I’ve remedied the issue with heel pads and now these shoes are great! Super cute shoes.

Is Superga unisex?

Superga’s have such a classic appearance, but they aren’t ideal for a narrow female foot. This shoe would fit a medium-to-wide foot much more appropriately than a narrow foot. This might be because the shoes are unisex and thus not ideal for a slimmer female foot.