How to Tie Fay’s Celtic Choice Light Shoes

How to Tie Fay’s Celtic Choice Light Shoes / Pumps

This is part of our “How to” series on choosing and using Irish Dancewear, How to tie the many types of Irish Dance shoes we offer is a question we get asked frequently so here’s a video and a text version in case you prefer that.

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Step by Step Instructions

  • When the shoe arrives it will already be laced in a criss cross pattern. 
  • Ensure the laces are loose and place the foot into the shoe.  Pull the laces tightly around the foot starting from the front to the back. 
  • Adjust the laces where necessary for a snug fit.  It is also important to note that there won’t be a shoe specific for right and left foot, but after your first wear, you should decide which shoe will be which and stick to this.
  • Take one lace and cross it over the ankle and place it in the first eyelet, inside out.  Repeat this on the other side.
  • Take one lace and cross it over the ankle again, but this time take it through the 3rd eyelet, closest to the heel.  Then pull it through the back loop, at the back of the heel.  Repeat this on the other side.
  • You should now have both laces coming through the back loop.
  • Take one lace and cross it over the ankle again and pull it through the middle eyelet.  Repeat this on the other side.
  • The two laces should be tied in a knot and then a bow.  It is also important to double knot the bow so that the laces do not come undone during dances.
  • Excess laces can be cut or tucked in for a neater look. 
  • It is important to note that the laces should NOT be tied under the foot.

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