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Beyond Basic: How To Lace Jordan 4 in 4 Epic Ways?

By February 6, 2024Sneaker Tutorial, Sneakers

AIO Bot - How To Lace Jordan 4How to Lace Jordan 4?

Not only is it one of the most iconic Jordans to ever drop, but the Air Jordan 4 is also one of the most comfortable silhouettes out there. It’s the second silhouette Tinker Hatfield designed, and it quickly became associated with Michael Jordan’s legacy

What’s also special about the 4s is that they introduced a new sneaker technology that set the bar high for sneaker comfort and performance. This being said, as sneakerheads, it’s only right you learn how to flex this iconic silhouette right, and we’re here to teach you all the best ways to do that! 

You see, owning one of the most iconic sneakers in sneaker history is one thing. But knowing how to stand out flexing it is a whole new thing. Now, before we get into this guide, you need to keep several things in mind, including:

Now let’s move on to our guide on how to lace Jordan 4. Noting that, you can refer to the diagram below for the eyelet numbers for a step-by-step guide. 

How To Lace Jordan 4 - AIO BotHow to Lace Jordan 4?

#1 How to Loose Lace Jordan 4? 

A loose lace is a good lace, they say. And they couldn’t have been more right. It’s the classic technique on how to lace Jordan 4 … or any Air Jordan at that. It also saves you from damaging your kicks. Meaning that it can help prolong your sneaker’s life, as well as help you avoid constant care and repair rituals. 

How to Loose Lace Jordan 4 - AIO Bot1- Pull the aglets through (1) and make sure the tips of the laces are even- Go from the outside to the inside towards the tongue
2. Start from the inside towards the outside
3. Criss-cross through the eyelets to do the usual factory lace method but keep them loose
4. Make sure you go underneath. And all outside laces go over the top. From (1) on the left to (2) on the right, from (2) on the left to (3) on the right…  And, vice versa
5. And, keep turning the laces to make them lay flat
6. And, repeat
7. Once you reach the 5th eyelet, you can go through the tongue tie or not – personal preference
8. Finally, when you reach the 7th eyelet, leave about 2 inches of the laces hanging from both sides. Or, you can lace them!

It’s also worth noting that, for a looser fit, you can leave the top 3 eyelets without lacing. On the other hand, if it’s a tighter fit you’re looking for, you can pull the laces up through the 8th and last eyelet. But that may or may not cost you some “cool” points. 

#2 How to Diamond Lace Jordan 4?

How to Diamond Lace Jordan 4 - AIO BotAnother method on how to lace Jordan 4 is the Diamond method. Now, this one can be tough. But there are different ways to do it. We’re gonna pick the easiest one for you to make your life easier. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Pull the laces through (1) and make sure the tips of the laces are even- Go from the outside to the inside towards the tongue
    2. Skip the second eyelet, and pull the left laces (1) through (3) on the right. 
  2. Next, pull the laces from (3) on the right through the eyelet above it (4), on the right as well (make sure you start from inside towards outside)
  3. Bring this same aglet from (4) on the right and pull it through (2) on the left
  4. Then, bring the aglet (2) from the left and pull it through the above eyelet (3) on the left
  5. Pull (3) on the left through (5) on the right
  6. Again, pull (5) on the right through the above eyelet (6) 
  7. Then, bring the laces from (6) on the right through eyelet (4) on the left
  8. Once you reach the 6th eyelet, you can go through the tongue tie or not
  9. You can even go all the way up to the 8th eyelet if you prefer a tight fit (But again, you’ll need to consider the sneakerhead status)

#3 How to Bar Lace Jordan 4?

Next, we’ve got the bar lacing system. This method on how to lace Jordan 4 is pretty clean. No criss-crossing or complex-looking shoelaces. Just a good old straight-lined lacing system throughout the tongue. 

Bar Lace AJ4 - AIO Bot

  1. Pull the aglets through (1) and make sure the tips of the laces are even. Go from the outside to the inside towards the tongue
  2. You have to run your shoelace from the outside
  3. From (1) on the right, go to (2) on the right from the underside. Thread it through (2) on the left side
  4. From (1) on the left, go to (3) on the left from the underside. Thread it through (3) on the right side
  5. Repeat the same pattern until you reach the 8th eyelet. This means:
      –From (2) on the left go to (4) on the left from the underside. Thread through (4) on the right. Repeat to (6) and then to (8)
      – From (3) on the right go to (5) on the right from the underside. Thread through (5) on the right. Repeat to (7)
  6. You can either tie the extra lace or slip them into the insides of your Jordan 4s

#4 How to Lace Jordan 4 – Star Lacing 

Last, on how to lace Jordan 4 list of methods, we’ve got the star lacing method. This one’s pretty cool if you wanna try something different, but it might not be suitable as your everyday shoelacing method. Especially if you’re wearing your 4s to the office. And unlike all the methods that have been mentioned, you don’t start with the 1st eyelet with this one. But rather with the 5th eyelet. So, here’s how to do it: 

Star Lace AJ4 - AIO Bot

  1. Pull the aglets through (5) and make sure the tips of the laces are even- Go from the outside to the inside towards the tongue
  2. From (5) on the left, go through (1) on the left- Go from the inside towards the outside
  3. From (5) on the right, go through (1) on the right- Go from the inside towards the outside
  4. After that, push (1) on the right through (5) on the left
  5. Push (1) on the left through (5) on the right to form an X shape
  6. Pull (5) on the right through (8) on the left
  7. Then, pull (8) from the left to (8) on the right
  8. Thread (5) from the left through (1) on the left 
  9. Push the left aglet from (1) under the diagonal lace, then pull it over the horizontal bar
  10. Loop this same lace over the bar on the 8th eyelet
  11. After that, push the lace under the diagonal bar and push it through (1) on the right
  12. Tuck the remaining laces inside your Js. For a tighter fit, you can tie the laces in a bow, then tuck them behind the tongues

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