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Shoelace Length Calculator
• Measure your shoes (as per the diagrams at right);
• Select the closest measurements in the tables below;
• The resulting shoelace lengths for each Lacing Method will be calculated below.
 P 
Pairs of eyelets or lugs
 2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9  10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
 H 
Horizontal distance
10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 55 60 65 70 75 80 85 90 95 100 105 110 115 120 125
 V 
Vertical dist.
10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40
 W 
Width of lugs
 0   2   4   6   8  10 12 14 16 18 20
 L 
Length of ends
 0   50  100 150 200 250 300 350 400 450
Units of measure: MILLIMETRES Inches Sort by: ALPHABETICAL Length

All Lacing Methods - (Click any to highlight at top of list)
  Angled Checker Lacing - Each lace
1,099 mm
  Army Lacing - Method 1 (Verticals at bottom, Shorter)
935 mm
  Army Lacing - Method 2 (Diagonals at bottom, Longer)
1,003 mm
  Asterisk Lacing
1,076 mm
  Bow Tie Lacing - Method 1 (Verticals at bottom, Shorter)
935 mm
  Bow Tie Lacing - Method 2 (Diagonals at bottom, Longer)
1,003 mm
  Checkerboard Lacing - Lace 1 (Horizontal)
900 mm
  Checkerboard Lacing - Lace 2 (Vertical - 4 Passes)
920 mm
  Checkerboard Lacing - Lace 2 (Vertical - 6 Passes)
1,130 mm
  Checkerboard Lacing - Lace 2 (Vertical - 8 Passes)
1,340 mm
  Corset Lacing
1,689 mm
  Criss Cross Lacing
1,139 mm
  Display Shoe Lacing
1,139 mm
  Double Back Lacing - Method 1 (Verticals at bottom, Shorter)
1,152 mm
  Double Back Lacing - Method 2 (Diagonals at bottom, Longer)
1,220 mm
  Double Cross Lacing - Method 1 (Skip eyelets near ends, Shorter)
1,020 mm
  Double Cross Lacing - Method 2 (Use all eyelets, Longer)
1,228 mm
  Double Helix Lacing
1,139 mm
  Double Sided Lacing - Each lace
1,139 mm
  Double Lacing - Each lace
856 mm
  Footbag Lacing - Method 1 (Basic)
1,015 mm
  Footbag Lacing - Method 2 (Corkscrew)
1,055 mm
  Footbag Lacing - Method 3 (Extended)
1,028 mm
  Footbag Lacing - Method 4 (Double extended)
1,108 mm
  Gap Lacing - Method 1 (Single vertical, Longer)
1,071 mm
  Gap Lacing - Method 2 (Double vertical, Shorter)
1,003 mm
  Half & Half / Criss Cross Lacing - Method 1 (Bi-color shoelace)
1,139 mm
  Half & Half / Criss Cross Lacing - Method 2 (Knotted halves, Each half)
594 mm
  Half & Half / Criss Cross Lacing - Method 3 (Separate halves, Each half)
569 mm
  Half & Half / Straight Bar Lacing - Method 1 (Bi-color shoelace)
1,000 mm
  Half & Half / Straight Bar Lacing - Method 2 (Knotted halves) (Bottom half, Longer)
570 mm
  Half & Half / Straight Bar Lacing - Method 2 (Knotted halves) (Second half, Shorter)
500 mm
  Half & Half / Straight Bar Lacing - Method 3 (Separate halves) (Bottom half, Longer)
560 mm
  Half & Half / Straight Bar Lacing - Method 3 (Separate halves) (Second half, Shorter)
490 mm
  Hash Lacing - Method 1 (Skip eyelets near ends, Shorter)
952 mm
  Hash Lacing - Method 2 (Use all eyelets, Longer)
1,092 mm
  Hexagram Lacing
1,092 mm
  Hidden Knot Lacing
1,000 mm
  Hiking / Biking Lacing
1,000 mm
  Knotted Lacing
1,155 mm
  Knotted Segment Lacing
1,165 mm
  Ladder Lacing - Method 1 (No lock at top, Shorter)
1,200 mm
  Ladder Lacing - Method 2 (With lock at top, Longer)
1,300 mm
  Lattice Lacing - Method 1 (Single verticals, Shorter)
1,149 mm
  Lattice Lacing - Method 2 (Double verticals, Longer)
1,229 mm
  Left Right Lacing
1,139 mm
  Lightning Lacing
1,061 mm
  Lock Lacing - Method 1 (High lock, Shorter)
1,173 mm
  Lock Lacing - Method 2 (Low lock, Medium)
1,193 mm
  Lock Lacing - Method 3 (Looped lock, Longer)
1,244 mm
  Loop Back Lacing
1,165 mm
  Lug Bow Tie Lacing - Method 1 (Verticals at bottom, Shorter)
984 mm
  Lug Bow Tie Lacing - Method 2 (Diagonals at bottom, Longer)
1,066 mm
  Lug Criss Cross Lacing
1,230 mm
  Lug Double Back Lacing
1,294 mm
  Lug Double Lacing - Each lace
893 mm
  Lug Hash Lacing
1,303 mm
  Lug Hexagram Lacing
Not unless P = 5, 9, 13, 17, 21, etc.
  Lug Hiking / Biking Lacing
1,148 mm
  Lug Infinity Lacing
1,552 mm
  Lug Knotted Lacing
1,245 mm
  Lug Knotted Segment Lacing
1,255 mm
  Lug Ladder Lacing - Method 1 (No lock at top, Shorter)
1,308 mm
  Lug Ladder Lacing - Method 2 (With lock at top, Longer)
1,410 mm
  Lug Lattice Lacing
Not unless P = 4, 7, 10, 13, 16, etc.
  Lug Lock Lacing
1,252 mm
  Lug Loop Back Lacing
1,255 mm
  Lug Segmented Lacing - Each segment
864 mm
  Lug Shoe Shop Lacing
1,282 mm
  Lug Spider Web Lacing
1,426 mm
  Lug Starburst Lacing
1,524 mm
  Lug Supernova Lacing
1,524 mm
  Lug Twistie Lacing
1,266 mm
  Lug Zipper Lacing
1,324 mm
  One Handed Lacing
882 mm
  Over Under Lacing
1,139 mm
  Pentagram Lacing - Method 1 (Upright pentagram, Longer)
1,148 mm
  Pentagram Lacing - Method 2 (Inverted pentagram, Shorter)
1,068 mm
  Riding Boot Lacing
1,181 mm
  Roman Lacing - XIXI or IXIX
975 mm
  Sawtooth Lacing
1,096 mm
  Segmented Lacing - Each segment
815 mm
  Shoe Shop Lacing - Method 1 (Long diagonal, Longer)
1,181 mm
  Shoe Shop Lacing - Method 2 (Long straight, Shorter)
1,135 mm
  Spider Web Lacing
1,272 mm
  Starburst Lacing
1,037 mm
  Straight Bar Lacing
1,000 mm
  Straight Easy Lacing
1,000 mm
  Straight European Lacing
1,164 mm
  Supernova Lacing
1,404 mm
  Train Track Lacing
1,200 mm
  Twistie Lacing
1,176 mm
  Zig Zag Lacing
1,210 mm
  Zipper Lacing
1,170 mm
These calculations are theoretically accurate, but in practice they will be out a little depending on the accuracy of any approximations, the diameter of the eyelets, depth of the eyelets, variations in distances between eyelets, thickness of the laces, elasticity of the laces, how tightly they are laced, how complex a knot is used, the curvature of the top of your foot, even the thickness of your socks!

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