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Twistie Lacing
Like a combination of Loop Back and Knotted Lacing, the laces are twisted together with a vertical overhand knot at each crossover before continuing to the other side.
Diagram for 8 pairs of eyelets
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Lacing Technique:
• Begin straight across on the inside (grey section) and out through the bottom eyelets.
• At each eyelet pair, the ends are given one complete twist in the middle of the shoe before continuing to the opposite sides.
• The ends are fed under the sides and out through the next higher set of eyelets.
• Repeat until lacing is completed.

Features:
Decorative look
Keeps lacing tight
Harder to loosen
6% shorter ends (on average)
Notes:
Twistie lacing looks best on shoes with thick, round shoelaces, especially light coloured laces on dark coloured shoes. These accentuate the fact that the laces are twisted together before crossing over each other.


Twistie Lacing Gallery
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Brown & chocolate Reebok Gruvs with Twistie Lacing
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Shoelace Lengths for Twistie Lacing
Pairs of eyelets: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Length needed: 71 cm
28 inch
83 cm
33 inch
94 cm
37 inch
105 cm
41 inch
116 cm
46 inch
127 cm
50 inch
139 cm
55 inch
Lengths available: 27" 36" 36" 40" 45" 45" | 54" 54"
Comparative Length:
Longer shoelaces needed than those for basic Criss Cross Lacing.
Shorter ends if existing shoelaces are re-used (-6% 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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Related Links
Lug Twistie Lacing Lug Twistie Lacing
Same lacing method for shoes with lugs instead of eyelets.
Loop Back Lacing Loop Back Lacing
Similar method with laces given a half twist instead of a full twist.

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