Knotted Segment Lacing|
A lug version of
Knotted Segment Lacing. A more attractive though less flexible variation of Segmented Lacing in which a knot
makes the lower segment of shoelace permanently tighter or looser.
1. Start with a lace that's slightly longer than the original lace.
Lug Criss Cross Lacing to about the middle of the shoe, laced as tightly or loosely as you prefer. For example,
tighten the lower segment more if you have narrow feet, less if you have wide feet.
3. To permanently set the tightness of the lower segment, tie a
Reef Knot at this point, ie:
- Left end over Right end & through, then -
- Right end over Left end & through.
4. Continue the criss cross lacing to the top of the shoe. This upper segment is then the only part that is
tightened and loosened, with the tension variable independently of the lower segment.
Harder to get off
Comparative Length = 105%
Laced area uses more (about +5%)
Longer laces needed (about +2%)
Shortens lace ends (about −4%)
These instructions show the knot roughly in the middle. You may choose to have it higher up or lower down.