J loves sneakers. I originally saw a style similar to this on another site done with ribbons. I wish I could remember the name of the site. (if anyone knows I'd be happy to post the link!!)
So I did 2 simple french braids down the back. We did a small braid across the front because J has a small bald spot that shows when her hair is parted down the middle. I took a fresh pair of hot pink laces and laced her braids like sneakers. I then wrapped the second lace around the top of her braids and tied knots to secure them leaving the laces to hang. J had a small black/pink sneaker I took off a key chain and we tied that into the knots.