Left Right Lacing

Lacing (pic)

One end always emerges through eyelets, the other always feeds in through eyelets, forming “V”s that point alternately left and right.

Eight pairs of eyelets
Pairs
8
7
6
5
4
3
Flip
Step
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
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Lacing Technique

• Begin straight across the bottom (grey section). Note the unusual path: Feed the left end out through the bottom-left eyelet. Feed the right end in through the bottom-right eyelet.

• At each eyelet pair, the ends are crossed and fed through the next higher eyelets. The end that was fed out through the current eyelet (blue) is similarly fed out through the next higher eyelet, while the end that was fed in through the current eyelet (yellow) is similarly fed in through the next higher eyelet.

• At the top of the shoe, both ends run under the sides and out through the top eyelets.

Features

Decorative look

Standard functionality

Standard length

Notes

• In order to avoid confusion about whether to feed in or out through eyelets, it may be easier to complete one end at a time, zig-zagging each of them separately all the way up the shoe. Start with the left (blue) end, which always feeds out through each eyelet. Then finish with the right (yellow) end, which always feeds in through each eyelet.

• This method is asymmetrical. Lacing the left and right shoes in reverse (flipped horizontally) creates a symmetrical looking pair.

Shoe lacing photo

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Shoelace Lengths for Left Right Lacing

Pairs of
eyelets
Approximate
length needed
8 pairs133 cm53 in
7 pairs123 cm48 in
6 pairs112 cm44 in
5 pairs102 cm40 in
4 pairs91 cm36 in
3 pairs81 cm32 in
2 pairs70 cm28 in

NOTE: These are approximate shoelace lengths for using this lacing on an average sized sneaker. For more accurate lengths, use the Shoelace Length Calculator.

Comparative Length

Same length shoelaces as those for basic Criss Cross Lacing.

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