When tying laces on children soccer shoes, the traditional criss-cross lacing pattern is best. The laces should be tight enough to keep the show in place, but not too tight to make the fit uncomfortable.

A traditional bow-knot should finish off the lacing at the top and the ends of the bows tied again to create some sort of granny knot.

It is important to choose laces that are long enough to allow double knotting, but not too long that a lot of bulk is left to flap around or even get caught under the shoe sole once tied. It is best for parents to tie their children’s shoe laces until they are in a position to tie them properly.

They should be able to tie the laces by themselves with the criss-cross still being the best pattern. The lace should be threaded underneath both eyelets nearest to shoe toe … Read the rest