Boots

Ankle boots shall be laced across horizontally from side to side. Boots shall be clean and always shone. Learning to shine the boots will come from various lessons throughout the year! They will not be modified with any type of metal cleats, hobnails, or other metal attachments to heel or sole.

How to lace ankle boots

  1. Start by going straight across the two bottom eyelets, from outside to inside. Both ends of the lace should be coming out from under the eyelets. Make sure the left and right laces are even in length.

  2. With the right lace, go straight up to the next eyelet and pull it from the inside to the outside. Then, go through the eyelet directly across to the left, outside to inside.

  3. With the left lace, go straight up, skipping the eyelet that the right lace is going through, and pull it through the next eyelet, inside to outside. Then, go through the eyelet directly across to the right, outside to inside.

  4. With the right lace, go straight up, skipping the eyelet that the left lace is going through, and pull it through the next eyelet, inside to outside. Then, go through the eyelet directly across to the left, outside to inside.

  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 until you get to the top. If you have an even number of eyelet pairs, you can go right to the top with no problem. If you have an odd number, you’ll get to a point where you can’t continue the pattern. When this happens, cross the lace and go through the next eyelet up, inside to outside (see diagram for example). This cross will hardly be visible once the shoes are tied up, keeping the intended clean look.