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.
• Using the first shoelace, 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 shoelace is similarly laced to the top of the shoe.
• Each “segment” is then tightened to suit your preference and knotted separately.
• 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 in the gallery below).
• Also referred to as “Zoned Lacing”.
Shoelace Lengths for Segmented Lacing
|NOTE: Each segment|
|8 pairs||133 cm||53 in|
|7 pairs||123 cm||48 in|
|6 pairs||112 cm||44 in|
|5 pairs||102 cm||40 in|
|4 pairs||91 cm||36 in|
|3 pairs||81 cm||32 in|
|2 pairs||70 cm||28 in|
• MUCH shorter shoelaces needed for each segment than those for the whole shoe.
• If the original shoelaces are re-used, this method effectively lengthens the ends substantially.
The significant length difference is due to each segment running through maybe half of the shoe's total number of eyelets, resulting in a lot of leftover length.
More details about length comparisons.
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