Double Sided Lacing
Two flat shoelaces on top of each other, or one shoelace with different colors on the front and back, will alternate those colors up the shoe.
• Start with two different colored flat shoelaces, each the correct length for that shoe.
• Hold both flat shoelaces together to resemble a double-thickness, double-sided shoelace.
• Using that double-sided shoelace, lace the shoe normally as per Criss Cross Lacing. At each set of eyelets, folding the laces carefully will alternate the color that sits uppermost.
• At the top of the shoe, once again hold the two ends at each side together as though they are one double-thickness shoelace and tie a regular Shoelace Knot.
Harder to tighten
Harder to tie
• When using two laces, ensure that they are fairly thin because each eyelet has to accommodate two layers of shoelace.
• To make tying easier, leave the ends of one color shoelace tucked into the top of the shoe and only tie with the remaining ends of the other color.
• The technique detailed above is effectively a double sided variation of basic Criss Cross Lacing. However, the concept of lacing the shoe with two flat shoelaces of different colors on top of each other (or with a double-sided shoelace) can be similarly applied to many other Lacing Methods, as seen in the following gallery.
Shoelace Lengths for Double Sided Lacing
(each color shoelace)
|8 pairs||133 cm||53 in|
|7 pairs||123 cm||48 in|
|6 pairs||112 cm||44 in|
|5 pairs||102 cm||40 in|
|4 pairs||91 cm||36 in|
|3 pairs||81 cm||32 in|
|2 pairs||70 cm||28 in|
• Same length shoelaces as those for basic Criss Cross Lacing.
More details about length comparisons.
Mr Lacy Clubbies Shoelaces
These double-sided shoelaces from Mr Lacy are called “Clubbies” because they feature the team colors of popular soccer clubs. Creates the same bi-colored effect without the hassle of tightening and tying doubled-up shoelaces.
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