How to lace shoes: train track

Learning to tie shoelaces is an important developmental milestone for children, but what about lacing shoes? Did you know there are more than 30 different ways to lace your shoes? Try this snazzy train track shoe lacing.

What you need:

  • 1 x pair of lace up shoes with at least 4 pairs of eyelets

Number of players:


Watch the how-to video for easy shoe lacing instructions.



Train track

This method holds very tight because of the doubled laces through the eyelets and is often used to lace military boots.

Begin straight across on the inside and out through the bottom eyelets.

Both ends then run straight up on the outside and in through the next eyelets up.

Then continue straight across on the inside and out through the (already occupied) eyelets on the opposite side.

Repeat until you have laced up the entire shoe.


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


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