• Begin straight across on the outside (grey section) and in through the bottom eyelets.
• For the lower section, at each eyelet pair, cross the ends and feed in through the next higher set of eyelets. Repeat until just below the middle of the shoe.
• Both ends run straight up the inside and out through the next higher eyelets.
• For the upper section, at each eyelet pair, cross the ends, feeding under the sides and out through the next higher set of eyelets. Repeat until lacing is completed.
Upper half easy
Lower half difficult
15% longer ends (approx.)
• The chevrons worn on the shoulders of police and military uniforms typically denote the person's rank, with more chevrons denoting higher rank (eg. one chevron = private, two = corporal, three = sergeant).
• The boundary between downward and upward pointing chevrons doesn't have to be at the exact middle of the shoe. For example, to replicate the rank insignia of a U.S. Army Staff Sergeant, use one downward pointing chevron followed by three upward pointing chevrons.
• Note that most military and police forces have regulations for just about everything, so I'd recommend that personnel check before they adopt this, or any other, possible non-regulation lacing method!
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Converse All Star II Hi-tops with Chevron Lacing.
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Shoelace Lengths for Chevron Lacing
|Pairs of eyelets:||2||3||4||5||6||7||8|
|Length needed:||63 cm
Shorter shoelaces needed than those for basic Criss Cross Lacing.
Longer ends if existing shoelaces are re-used (+15% on average).
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