How To Tie Duck Boots? 7 Essential Tips You Should Know

Are you clueless about how to tie your new pair of duck boots? This article got you covered! Read on to learn about some tips on how to tie duck boots.

I have tested several ways of tying duck boots, and for me, I have found that only a few of them lasted for a long time. Other lacing methods ended up unfastened by the end of the day. Fortunately, some knots stay put throughout the day.

In this article, I will teach you how to tie bean boots in a secure yet stylish way. Some of the steps might look complicated at first, but they are relatively simple to do. Just make sure to read the instructions carefully to understand them better.

I will also discuss the other ways you can tie your duck boot laces. So if ever my recommended method proves to be hard to do, you can consider trying out the other tips.

Without any further ado, let us get on with the article!

How To Tie Duck Boots?

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For me, I find that the “Eastland knot” is the best way to tie duck boots. This method is popular among Bean Boots because the laces stay put, even after a long day full of activity.

Here are seven tips to follow if you want to tie your bean boots using this way.

Step 1

The first step is to make a loop. Get the right size of about an inch and a quarter or whatever suits you the best. Just make sure that it is long enough to reach the back of the bean duck boots and complete the next step.

Doing so can be a little harder than it looks. So, do not worry if it takes you a couple of times to get right. 

Step 2

Once you have created the necessary lace around the loop, you can twist the fold until the tail reaches the back of the duck boots. This way, it creates a bit of tension to hold the knot more securely. 

Step 3

You can now start wrapping the laces around the loop as tight as you possibly can. Doing so can prevent them from getting unfastened, especially when you use the duck shoe for heavy activities.

Step 4

Keep on wrapping the laces until you get near the end of the lace or loop.

Step 5

Before you get to the end of the lace, you should leave a little loop and excess lace, so you can secure the knot.

Step 6

Stick the ends of the laces through the little loop. Pull tight, and you are done—you have created the “Eastland knot.”

Step 7

Do not forget to adjust the knot if it is too loose or too tight. You can do this by scrunching from the top until you have achieved your desired fit.

What are the Other Ways to Tie Your Duck Boots?

Besides the “Eastland knot,” you might be curious if there are other ways to tie your duck boots. Fortunately, you can tie boots in several different methods. Here are just two of my favorite ones.

Crisscross Lace Method

The crisscross pattern is perhaps among the most popular lacing styles for boots and shoes alike. It involves taking the lace and inserting both ends on the lower row. Make sure that the lace on each side is balanced before taking one end into the other end and vice versa.

If you see a cross in the lace, then you are doing a great job. If not, repeat the first steps again. Once you are confident that you are doing the right thing, you can continue wrapping the laces until you reach the end. All you need to do at this point is to tie the laces and secure the duck boots.

Bow-on-Top Method

If you want a more stylish way of tying your duck boots, you can try the bow-on-top method.

Start by tying the laces of the boot the way you normally do. Once done, you can take both ends of the lace and make the first small loop. Then, create the second loop and take both ends using your two hands. Finally, wrap both the right end and left end together. This way, you can make a circle and eventually a bow on top of your bean boots.


There are many ways of tying duck boots. But only a few of them do not come untied by the end of the day. It is best to try every method that I have discussed above to keep your bean boots laced up and secure.

For everyday use, I recommend using the “Eastland knot” for its sturdy yet stylish look. But if you want a feminine style, you can try the bow-on-top method.