Using two shoelaces per shoe splits the lacing into two segments, each of which can be laced up as tightly or loosely as required for comfort.
• Begin with two shoelaces, each about half the length of the original shoelaces.
• Begin straight across on the inside (grey 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 about the middle of the shoe.
• Starting from the next higher set of eyelets, the second lace is similarly laced to the top of the shoe.
• Each “segment” is then tightened to suit your preference and knotted separately.
52% longer ends (approx.)
• This page shows two segments, divided fairly equally, each laced with Criss Cross Lacing. You may instead use different sized segments, different lacing methods – even different colored shoelaces on each segment to create a bi-color lacing (as seen below).
• Also referred to as “Zoned Lacing”.
Shoelace Lengths for Segmented Lacing
|Pairs of eyelets used by segment:||2||3||4||5||6||7||8|
|Length needed for that segment:||71 cm
NOTE: These are approximate shoelace lengths for using this lacing on an average sized sneaker. For more accurate lengths, use the Shoelace Length Calculator.
Shorter shoelaces needed for each segment than for the whole shoe.
Longer ends if existing shoelaces are re-used (+52% on average).
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