Lacing Techniques

Regular Fit

For a regular fit in your sneakers, thread each HICKIE so that the tip passes through two parralel eyelet with the head resting on the first eyelet rim. Pull the tip above the hard head clasp and hide the tip into the hole behind the head. Simultaneously pull and wrap...

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Tight Fit

In general, the more eyelets your sneakers have, the more control you have in deciding whether you want to wear your laces loose or tight. When participating in high-impact sports like outdoor running or intense gym workouts, it’s best to keep your laces snug around your feet. This helps reduce...

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Loose Fit

Many people prefer a loose-fitting sneaker for everyday activities or light gym workouts. A looser fit usually means added comfort because your feet have some extra breathing room. This is also particularly useful for individuals with wide feet. In this case, a loose fit might feel like a regular fit....

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Loops

For sneakers with loops, take the narrow end of the HICKIE and thread it through the bottom of the first loop. Then thread it through the bottom of the loop on the opposite side and fasten normally. If you’re sneakers don’t have loops, watch some of our other video tutorials...

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Nike Roshe

Roches are some of the Nike’s best selling sneakers and due to their increasing popularity, we’ve researched the most appropriate lacing technique for each model to optimize fit. The regular technique is most likely your best bet unless you’re looking for a much tighter or looser fit.

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Vans

VANS sneakers have a very unique eyelet shape and thus, require a certain lacing technique. The eyelets form a V shape in the sneaker and because this differs from other brands, we’ve come up with a technique that specifically adapts to this V shape.

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NEW BALANCE

For this model, we suggest using the criss-cross lacing technique for the first 2 eyelets. Then, use the regular technique for the remaining eyelets. You may want to leave the last set of eyelets empty for a more comfortable fit.

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