Cuffing jeans is a common fashion trick. Why? Because it’s a way to change up your style and draw attention to your shoe game. I mean, why buy the coolest shoes online if you’re not going to show them off, right?

Anyway, this blog post will show you how to take your style game to a whole new level with six ways to cuff your jeans. But first things first, in order to master the art of cuffing jeans, you need to find the perfect pair. In the tutorial images below we feature Levi’s 511 jeans, and we’ve found that the following cuffing styles work best with a slimmer leg opening (think something between a skinny and a boot cut).

Okay, let’s get started!

The Single Roll

Single roll cuffed jeans paired with adidas Originals Stan Smith sneakers

sneaker colors: running white/new navy
Pictured Above: adidas Originals Stan Smith
  1. Fold up your jeans about an inch.
  2. Tuck the hem behind the roll if you’d like, or leave it out.

Kicks to Complement: Consider Air Force 1s or Stan Smiths, nothing too narrow. Check out our top picks.

The Long Roll*

Pictured above: Timberland 6″ Field Boots
  1. Fold up your jeans about an inch and a half.
    *Works best for longer legs, makes your legs look shorter.

Kicks to Complement: Try some heavy boots like the one’s pictured above. Here’s our top picks for the season.

The Skinny Roll*

Skinny roll cuffed jeans paired with Converse All Star Ox sneakers

sneaker colors: bright red/white | canvas
Pictured Above: Converse All Star Ox
  1. Start at the hem and do three small rolls to about a half an inch.
    *Works best with thinner denims.

Kicks to Complement: This style looks best with narrow, flat shoes like Vans or Converse. Here’s our top recommendations.

The Double-Cuff*

Pictured Above: Puma RS-X
  1. Roll up the bottom twice to about an inch.
    *Makes your legs appear shorter.

Kicks to Complement: This style pairs well with chunky sneakers like Nike Huarache’s or NB 997H. Check out our recommended picks for the season.

The Bicycle Cuff

Bicycle cuffed Jeans paired with Vans Classic Slip On sneakers

sneaker color: black
Pictured Above: Vans Classic Slip On
  1. Do the double cuff.
  2. Slide the jeans up your calves to just under the knee.

Kicks to Complement: Pair this style with a light shoe, either slides or sneak. Here’s our favorites.

The Pinroll

Pinroll cuffed jeans paired with Nike Air Max 90 sneakers

sneaker color: white
Pictured above: Nike Air Max 90
  1. Pull the fabric from the inside hem straight out from your leg.
  2. Wrap the excess fabric you’ve pulled around to the back of your leg.
  3. Start rolling where you have the jean wrapped and work your way around the leg.
  4. Roll 1-2 times until the roll is tight (but not too tight).
  5. Cuff should sit around one inch.

Kicks to Complement: The most versatile of cuffs, show off any of your favorite sneakers with this look.