Double Back Lacing
The lacing first runs down the shoe, then doubles back up the shoe. Looks interesting plus holds very firmly, but is awkward to tighten.
Lacing Technique – Variation 1 – Hidden verticals at bottom
• Begin straight across on the outside (grey section) and in through the second-from-top set of eyelets.
• Cross the ends and feed in through the second-lower set of eyelets (skip past one set of eyelets).
• Continue down the shoe two sets of eyelets at a time.
• At the bottom, run each lace end vertically between the bottom and second-from-bottom eyelets.
• Double back and work back up the shoe, criss-crossing through the vacant sets of eyelets.
• Variation 1 has hidden verticals at the bottom.
• Variation 2 has a visible crossover at the bottom, which needs slightly longer shoelaces.
Stays very tight
6% longer ends (approx.)
Shoelace Lengths for Double Back Lacing
|Pairs of eyelets:||2||3||4||5||6||7||8|
|Length needed:||(N/A)||63 cm
Shorter shoelaces needed than those for basic Criss Cross Lacing.
Longer ends if existing shoelaces are re-used (+6% on average).
Before going to your website my shoelaces were outrageously big (52cm) and i was always tripping over them. I tried tying the Double Back Lacing and now my shoelaces are 45cm when they are untied, and only 15 cm with an Ian knot.
– Brendan K., Melbourne, Australia, Nov-2004
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