Buy Ian's Book “Laces”

Buy Ian's book “Laces”

My book, “Laces”, was published back in 2007. Although Laces is now out of print, buying a pre-loved copy will still earn this website a tiny commission.

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Book Details

Triple-fold cover

Laces – Opened triple-fold cover

"Laces" comes with color-coded laces that match the lacing diagrams, and has an “interactive” front cover that can be used as a practice shoe. The pages are filled with trendy looking shoes laced in amazing patterns.

Here's a view of the book's triple-fold cover opened out completely. This design allows the front cover, which comes complete with eyelets, flaps and color-coded laces, to be folded in alongside the lacing diagrams so that you can try out the lacing methods.

Sample spread – Proof

Laces – Sample spread – Proof

Here's a sample spread of one of the lacing methods, “Army Lacing”, as it appeared in an early proof print. You can even see one of my corrections at the top of the right page.

Sample spread – Final

Laces – Sample spread – Final

Another sample spread, this time of “Train Track Lacing”, which made its debut in the finished book. Note how the color schemes complement the featured sneakers.

Interactive cover

Laces – Interactive cover in use

When you find a lacing method you'd like to try, the book's cover can be folded over the left page so that you can use the color-coded laces to follow the diagram and instructions on the right page. No more awkward bending down and fiddling with your shoes!

Australian book launch

Ian Fieggen at the Australian launch of his book, Laces

Here's me proudly holding one of the first copies of “Laces” at the Australian launch in October 2007.

It's a pity that this photo doesn't extend low enough to show my feet! I had livened up this tuxedo by wearing a pair of Converse double upper sneakers, laced with Aussie green and gold shoelaces, with each foot sporting a different (and as yet unpublished) lacing pattern!

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