Bow Tie Lacing

This method "lengthens" ends because it consumes the least amount of shoelace. The laces cross over on the outside and run vertically on the inside, forming a "bow-tie" outline.

Diagram for 8 pairs of eyelets
Pairs
8
7
6
5
4
3
Step
9
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2
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Lacing Technique

• For even numbers of eyelet pairs, begin straight across on the outside (grey section) and in through the bottom eyelets.

• For odd numbers of eyelet pairs, begin straight across on the inside (grey section) and out through the bottom eyelets.

• At each eyelet pair, alternate between a crossover on the outside and in through the next higher set of eyelets or running straight up on the inside and out through the next higher set of eyelets. Repeat until lacing is completed.

Features

Minimal look

Comfort "zones"

Loose fit

33% longer ends (approx.)

Shoelace Lengths for Bow Tie Lacing

Pairs of eyelets: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Length needed: (N/A) 63 cm
25 inch
74 cm
29 inch
77 cm
30 inch
87 cm
34 inch
91 cm
36 inch
101 cm
40 inch
Lengths available: 27" 27" 27" 36" 36" 40"

NOTE: These are approximate shoelace lengths for using this lacing on an average sized sneaker. For more accurate lengths, use the Shoelace Length Calculator.

Comparative Length

Shorter shoelaces needed than those for basic Criss Cross Lacing.

Longer ends if existing shoelaces are re-used (+33% on average).

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