Segmented Lacing

Segmented Lacing

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.

Diagram for 8 pairs of eyelets
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Lacing Technique

• 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.

Features

Customizable

Many uses

Messy look

52% longer ends (approx.)

Notes

• 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
28 inch
81 cm
32 inch
92 cm
36 inch
102 cm
40 inch
113 cm
44 inch
123 cm
48 inch
134 cm
53 inch
Lengths available: 27" 36" 36" 40" 45" 45" 54"

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

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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