Also referred to as "Zoned Lacing", this method divides the lacing into two or more segments, each of which can be laced up as tightly or loosely as necessary to achieve a comfortable yet secure fit for difficult shoes or feet.
• Begin with two shoelaces, each about half the length of the original shoelaces.
• Begin straight across on the inside (grey section) and out through the bottom eyelets.
• At each eyelet pair, cross the ends, feeding under the sides and out through the next higher set of eyelets. Repeat until about the middle of the shoe.
• Starting from the next higher set of eyelets, the second lace is similarly laced to the top of the shoe.
• Each "segment" is then tightened to suit your preference and knotted separately.
52% longer ends (approx.)
This page shows two segments, divided fairly equally, each laced with "Criss Cross Lacing". You may instead use different lacing methods, different sized segments, even different colored shoelaces on each segment (creating a bi-color lacing, as seen below).
Segmented Lacing Gallery
Puma Abbey Stripes with pale blue and aqua Segmented Lacing.
Shoelace Lengths for Segmented Lacing
|Pairs of eyelets used by segment:||2||3||4||5||6||7||8|
|Length needed for that segment:||71 cm
Shorter shoelaces needed for each segment than for the whole shoe.
Longer ends if existing shoelaces are re-used (+52% on average).
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