Half & Half Lacing
Shoelaces can be purchased with half one color and half another color. An alternative is to dye one half of a normal shoelace with a different color, or to use two half shoelaces of different colors. Any of these variations creates an interesting bi-color effect.
Lacing Technique 1 – Bi-color shoelace
• Start with a bi-color shoelace, where half the length is one color and the other half is a different color.
• Begin straight across on the inside (straight section) and out through the bottom eyelets.
• 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.
Hard to get bi-color laces
Where bi-color shoelaces are not available, an alternative is to use two half-shoelaces of different colors, either knotted together to form a full-length bi-color shoelace (as per variation 2), or each half tied off with a stopper-knot and fed separately through the bottom eyelets (as per variation 3).
Half & Half Lacing Gallery
Nike Frees with Half & Half Lacing.
Shoelace Lengths for Half & Half Lacing
|Pairs of eyelets:||2||3||4||5||6||7||8|
|Length needed for bi-color shoelace:||70 cm
|Length needed for knotted halves (each half):||38 cm
|Length needed for separate halves (each half):||35 cm
Available Half & Half Shoelaces
Tying Is A Snap
These shoelaces from TyingIsASnap.com come with a plastic "snap" fitting in the middle of the lace, allowing easy mixing of different colors and textures.
The laces are specifically designed for teaching kids to tie shoelaces, with a length suited to kid-sized shoes, plus they have a nice texture for good grip and security.
Shoe Tying Made Simple
These shoelaces from JunctionOfFunction.com are part of their "Shoe Tying Made Simple" kit for teaching children.
Available in a limited range of colors and lengths: 42-inch for kid-sized shoes or 50-inch for adolescent-sized shoes.
These shoelaces from Ringelspitz are available on the German website Amazon.de.
The laces are available in three color combinations (black/white, blue/green, orange/purple) and in one length (120 cm).
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