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Lattice Lacing

This very popular method forms a decorative lattice in the middle of the lacing. The laces are crossed at a steep angle, allowing them to be woven through each other.

Diagram for 8 pairs of eyelets, variation 1
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NOTE: These instructions only describe the center of the basic Lattice. The remainder of the lacing depends on the number of eyelet pairs.

Lacing Technique (center only):

• Cross the ends on the outside and feed in through the set of eyelets three rows higher up the shoe (skip past two sets of eyelets).

• Run both ends straight up on the inside and out through the next higher set of eyelets.

• Cross the ends on the outside and feed in through the set of eyelets three rows lower down the shoe (skip past two sets of eyelets).

• Run both ends straight up on the inside and out through the next higher set of eyelets.

• Cross the ends on the outside and feed through the set of eyelets three rows higher up the shoe (skip past two sets of eyelets).

Variations:

1 The standard method runs diagonally on the outside with single verticals on the inside.

2 Double verticals on the inside result in the same look but consume more shoelace length.

3 On a shoe with 8 pairs of eyelets, triple verticals on the inside result in a four-way lattice. On a shoe with 10 pairs of eyelets, either single or quadruple verticals result in a five-way lattice.

Notes:

• It's easier to do the weaving and get all the "Overs" and "Unders" correct if you firstly complete the left (blue) end, then weave the right (yellow) end in and out.

• Unlike most lacing methods, which can be run through as many eyelets as are available, the basic lattice at the core of this method uses six pairs of eyelets. For shoes with 7 or more pairs of eyelets, that lattice is extended with vertical passes or crossovers or with a gap in the middle.

• For 11+ pairs of eyelets, two or more complete lattices can be joined end to end.

Features:
Very popular!
Decorative look
Harder to tighten
24% longer ends (approx.)


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Gola by eBoy sneakers with Lattice Lacing
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Shoelace Lengths for Lattice Lacing
Pairs of eyelets: 6 (a) 6 (b) 7 (a) 7 (b) 8 (a) 8 (b) 8 (c)
Length needed: 108 cm
43 inch
114 cm
45 inch
111 cm
44 inch
118 cm
47 inch
114 cm
45 inch
129 cm
51 inch
154 cm
61 inch
Lengths available: 45" 45" 45" 45" 45" 54" 63"
Comparative Length:
Shorter shoelaces needed than those for basic Criss Cross Lacing.
Longer ends if existing shoelaces are re-used (+24% on average).
• These are approximate shoelace lengths for using this lacing on an average sized sneaker.
• For more accurate lengths, use the Shoelace Length Calculator.


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