How to lace shoes: spiderweb

How to lace shoes: spiderweb

Learning to tie shoelaces is an important developmental milestone, but what about lacing shoes? There are more than 30 different ways to lace up shoes. Try teaching your children how to lace shoes in this fancy spiderweb style.

What you need:

  • 1 x pair of lace up shoes with at least four pairs of eyelet holes

Number of players:


Watch the how-to video to find out how to lace shoes in the spiderweb style.


Spiderweb shoe lacing

This decorative method is worn on military boots and looks great on long boots.

Start on the second eyelet holes from the bottom. Go straight through from one side to the other.

Now take the end of the shoelace straight down and into the bottom eyelet hole on each side.

Now cross over and go diagonally up to the next vacant set of eyelets on the opposite side.

Now go down and hook through the lace directly below, take the shoelace diagonally up to the next vacant eyelet.

Do the same on the other side.

Keep going that way, hooking down through the lace below on the outside, then diagonally up and through from the inside of the shoe, until you have laced your shoes to the top.

See the intricate spiderwebbing you have formed? Cool!

  • Thanks to our sister company Kidspot Australia for creating the instructional video.


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