Hidden shoelaces can create a cool style that you can match with a variety of shoes. Hiding shoelaces can make your appearance more presentable and clean. This method can also be a way out if you don't like the color of the shoelaces you bought and want to eliminate their appearance. By tying the laces "straight" instead of crossing them, you can reduce the amount of laces visible on the surface of the shoe. Alternatively, you can also tie your shoes crosswise without making a big knot by making a knot on the inside of the shoe, specifically on the big toe.
Method 1 of 2: Creating a Hidden Knot
Step 1. Insert the end of the shoelace into the hole closest to the toe
Take off your shoelaces. Insert both ends of the rope into the bottom hole, starting from the outside in. This will create a straight line between the two holes. Pull the ends of the shoelaces to tighten them. Make sure the laces are straight and the ends are the same length.
Step 2. Make the first “bar” by pointing the left shoelace up and to the right
Route the shoelace on the left to the second hole on the right. The hole is the one that is one level above the hole that the rope had entered. Insert the end into the hole and point it straight into the hole opposite. This will create a "bar" shape on the front of the shoe, i.e. on the outside.
Step 3. Make a second “bar” by moving the right shoelace up and towards the left
Move the end of the right shoelace into the third hole from the top. This hole is located above the previous hole. You'll then need to thread the right shoelace into the opposite hole, just as you did in the left. This will create a second bar.
Step 4. Continue to make the "bar" on the front of the shoe
Continue to lace according to the pattern: thread the left shoelace into the hole above the previous hole, then into the hole opposite the hole. After that, insert the right shoelace into the hole above the hole where the left shoelace was inserted, then insert it again into the hole opposite.
At the bottom, your laces will line up with the tongue without crossing each other
Step 5. Tie a knot on the inside of the shoe
Make a shoe knot as usual, but hide it under the tongue of the shoe. Cross the left and right shoelaces, then make a knot. Now, make a loop with the right strap and thread the left shoelace behind the loop, move it forward, and press it until it fits into the hole under the loop. Take the first loop and the loop you just made, then tie them tight.
Some people feel that the knot hidden under the tongue of the shoe makes the shoe painful when worn. If you feel uncomfortable, try pushing the knot down the bottom of the shoe or to one side of the foot
Method 2 of 2: Cross Tie Shoelaces with Invisible Knots
Step 1. Start tying the shoelace from the part closest to the toe
Take off your shoelaces. Insert both ends into the bottom hole from the inside out. This will create a "bar" in both holes on the inside of the shoe. Pull the ends of the shoelaces to tighten them. Make sure the laces are in the middle and the ends are the same length.
Crossed shoelaces are the most common type of ties. Most shoes are already tied this way when purchased. Double check that your shoes are tied in this style before removing the laces
Step 2. Make criss-cross ties by threading the ends of the right laces into the eyelets on the left
Now, thread the left shoelace into the second hole on the right to make an X pattern. Repeat this step, attaching the right shoelace to the left hole and threading it through the next hole until it reaches the top hole.
Step 3. Make sure the laces reach the top of the shoe
When you reach the top hole, thread the laces down, not up. Instead of coming out of the shoe, the laces should go into the shoe. This will keep the toe inside the shoe.
Step 4. Cross the right to the left, and the left to the right to tie them together
Pull the shoelaces to the bottom of the shoe. Don't tighten the laces, but first cross the right-to-left laces at the bottom of the shoe, then point the ends under the laces to make a knot. Don't pull the laces too tightly because you want them to stay on top of the shoe. Next, cross the left shoelace over the right and place it under the cross, just above the cross you just made.
Remember to keep your shoelaces slack while doing this. The tie should be on the inside of the shoe. The tie should fit in the space in front of the toes
Step 5. Insert the entire tie into the shoe
Make sure the tie goes all the way down so it doesn't hit your feet as you walk. Check the ties to make sure they are in the right place each time you put on your shoes.