Well, it’s officially fall. No one can tell me “It’s not fall yet” as I sip on Pumpkin Spice Lattes anymore. Sweaters are everywhere! Leaves are Falling! Bean Boots are Back! I’m a bit excited. In case you couldn’t tell. Fall is my absolute favorite time of year and I live for fall fashion. Bean boots have long been a staple in my fall wardrobe, they’re so easy to style and they’re adorable! Despite how adorable they are, Bean Boots can be a bit tricky to keep tied, that is until I found

Fall is my absolute favorite time of year and I live for fall fashion. Bean boots have long been a staple in my fall wardrobe, they’re so easy to style and they’re adorable! Despite how adorable they are, Bean Boots can be a bit tricky to keep tied, that is until I found out about the “eastland” knot. I discovered this knot a few years ago and there has been no going back. I used to tie my bean boots with just a standard bow and I would have issues with them coming untied but this knot stays put!

How To Tie Bean Boots

 I have the 8″ bean boots in navy so I like to keep a few holes untied but my mom has the 6″ boots and she ties hers all the way up, its totally a preference thing, just make sure to keep in mind that you need enough lace to tie this knot.

Step 1

Create a little loop. This is the hardest part for me! You might have to try a few times to get the right size loop.

how to tie bean boots

Step 2

Twist your fold so that the tail is wrapped over to the back. This step isn’t necessary but I feel that it helps to hold the knot a little bit better as it creates a bit of tension.


Step 3

Start wrapping the shoelace around the loop.


Step 4

Keep on wrapping


Step 5

When you get to the end you want to leave a little loop and a little bit of excess lace. This is how we’re going to secure the knot.


Step 6

Stick the end of the lace through the little loop you’ve created.


Step 7

Pull it tight


And you’re done! You can adjust the knot by scrunching from the top! PS- you might need to give it a few gos before you get the knot just right.


BOOTS | bean boots SHEETS| flannel sheets old – similar linked
NAILPOLISH| every month is oktoberfest 

I absolutely love this knot! I always get loads of compliments on my boots and not only does it work well for bean boots but it’s great for keeping those pesky boat shoe laces tied up (looking at you Sperry). What do you think? Are you gonna give it a try? If you do try it make sure to post pics and tag me on instagram!

Sidenote, if you’ve been toying with the idea of picking up some Bean Boots, now is the time to purchase! Each pair is handmade so they take some time and every year they go on a massive waitlist.

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  • Crystal Marie

    Good tips. Would’ve never known. I like the look better this way 🙂

    • Liz

      I do too! Thanks for stopping by!

  • Tuyet

    oh i just love those boots! I’ve been looking at them for a while now and thinking i might get them this year! kimballandkedzie.com

    • Liz

      I love mine!!! Get yours soon before they go on backorder!

  • This made me smile, I showed my daughter, all the rage last Christmas were these boots! She loved the tips on how to tie ! I have not joined the trend yet, but she loves hers! Thanks

    • Liz

      I’m glad! Thank you so much for reading!

  • Ashley

    Thank you for sharing this! These pictures are easy to follow!!

    xo Ashley

    • Liz

      Thank you so much!

  • Adorable boots! I wouldn’t have thought to do this kind of knot either, and I love the tutorial photos. Thanks!

    • Liz

      I was so shocked when I first saw it! I was like this is brilliant!

  • Meredith

    OMG this is seriously SO HELPFUL! I didn’t even know you could do this, and I always struggle with tying my ll bean boots because the shoe string isn’t super great- THANK YOU!!

    • Liz

      I was right there with ya girl!

  • What?!? That is so cool and super helpful!! Thank you for sharing!!

    Rachel | http://www.theconfusedmillennial.com

    • Liz

      Thanks for reading!

  • Candy Kage

    I have been doing it all wrong. Great photo helps

    • Liz

      I was too! So you’re not alone!

  • Those boots are so cute! Might just have to get a pair, and now I’ll know how to tie them!

    • Liz

      I love love love mine! If you want some get on it soon! They go on backorder fast!

  • Love this! I’ve seen that knot before and always thought it was so cute. Thanks for the tutorial. Definitely pinning it for later.


    • Liz

      Thanks for reading!

  • DrDaisy Sutherland

    Awesome! I’m so glad these boots are coming back in style…I remember using them decades ago 🙂

    • Liz

      That’s what my sister keeps telling me! She’s so happy they’re back!

  • This is so helpful! I really want to get Bean Boots this season.

    • stjohn.eas@gmail.com

      I love mine!! Get on it soon girl! They go on a wait fast!

    • Liz

      Get on it girl! They go on backorder fast!

  • Rachel Golden

    I’ve seen people tie their boots like this, but I never knew how they did it! I’m so excited to try this out on my own boots. Bean boots are my favorite!!

    • Liz

      Me too! My friend showed me and my mind was totally blown!

  • KRPS

    Cool, it adds a touch of flare to the boots, super cute

    • Liz

      I know! I love the look of it!

  • Cricket Plunkett

    What a cool idea!

    • Liz

      thank you so much!

  • Great to know. These boots are pretty awesome.

    • Liz

      I love them!! Thanks for stopping by!

  • Amanda Nicole Hughes

    I need some Bean Boots! But they are always on backorder 🙁 Did you have to wait for yours?

    xo, Amanda | http://www.thegoldengirldiary.com

    • Liz

      I agree! They’re amazing! I did have to wait about 6 weeks to get mine, so if you’re looking to buy order now, they charge you once they ship 🙂

  • Leslie Guzmán Anderson

    Wouldn’t have known there was a special way to tie them.

    • Liz

      I didn’t either lol, but it really is so much easier

  • Melanie R Grosjean

    This is cool! I have seen people with their shoes tied like this but never knew how to do it!

    • Liz

      Hope you enjoyed! Thanks for reading!

  • Saving Common Cents

    This is brilliant! I live in Maine and Bean Boots are a highly accepted year round fashion! Tying them up this way is really the best way to go unless there’s 2 feet of snow on the ground!

    • Liz

      Agreed! I spent a lot of time in Northern Michigan, so bean boots are a staple!

  • Really diggin’ the boots! Thanks for the tutorial!

    • Liz

      Lol They’re my favorite! Thanks for reading!

  • Amanda S

    I’m going to share this with my dad, he can use this method on his boat shoes!

    • Liz

      It works so well on boat shoes!!

  • Kimberly Lewis (Lou Lou Girls)


    • Liz

      Thanks girl!

  • Love this post! So helpful, as I’ve always wondered!


    • Liz

      Same!! Thanks for stopping by!

  • I never knew how to get that look. Thank you for sharing it.

    • Liz

      Me either! Now theres no going back!

  • This great , easy to follow guide! Thanks for sharing!
    Rita | http://www.styleroundtheclock.com

    • Liz

      Thank you! and thanks for reading!

  • Sincerely Shanti

    I always wondered how people get those knots!

    • Liz

      I did too! Hopefully this helps!

  • Borei Design

    I used to tie some of my shoes like this years ago and forgot all about it until I seen this post. It’s such a cute way to do it and I absolutely LOVE the boots. I want a pair! Great post!

    • Liz

      I love my bean boots! If you’re looking to buy, get on it! They go on backorder fast!

  • This is pretty cool!

    • Liz

      I thought so too, thanks for stopping by!

  • Ashley Voicu

    Thanks for the tutorial. I usually wear slip on shoes. I hate tying laces :/

    • Liz

      I’m right there with ya, that’s why this is so great for me, tie em once and leave them alone

  • Sheila Jo Spencer

    I saw the first pic and thought, “Hey! That’s how we used to tie our eastlands!” THEN I saw that it was called the eastland knot. 🙂 However, I did NOT recall how to create the knot, so this was a helpful review.

    • Liz

      lol I had no idea what it was called until I started doing some research for this post! I love it though!

  • ohmummymia

    tying laces? nor for me:P but shoes are lovely

    • Liz

      I feel ya there! Thanks for stopping by!

  • Shelby Bromley

    I love how detailed this how-to is.

    • Liz

      Thanks so much!

  • Editor-in-Style Good

    I love these boots! Great tips on lacing them up!

    • Liz

      I’m pretty obsessed with them… thanks for reading!

  • Okay, first I absolutely love these boots! And second, this is so easy to do! I’ve always wondered how to tie boots this way!

    • Liz

      Thank you! and thanks for reading girl!

  • I love Bean Boots! Probably because I am from Maine, and that is a thing here 🙂 I used to tie my boots like this!

    • Liz

      I spent a lot of time in Boston so I know what you mean!

  • Sondra Barker

    What a very clever way to keep the laces tied! I occasionally bring out the bean boots this season as well so I’ll have to try this out when I do!

    • Liz

      It works so well! I always had issues with them coming untied!

  • Your blog format is gorgeous and I love this post!!

    • Liz

      Thank you so much!

  • Great post. I never knew what to do. Love it !

    • Liz

      Me either girl, me either! Hope this helps!

  • Devika Bhagwat

    wow a revelation. Thanks for sharing.

    • Liz

      Thanks for reading!!

  • Tiffany VanSickle

    I always wondered how people did that!!! Great tutorial!

    • Liz

      I did too!! My friend showed me and I was like WHATTTTTT!

  • Idriss Twist

    Awesome tutorial !