• Begin straight across on the inside (grey section) and out through the bottom eyelets.
• At each eyelet pair, the ends are given one complete twist in the middle of the shoe before continuing to the opposite sides.
• The ends are fed under the sides and out through the next higher set of eyelets.
• Repeat until lacing is completed.
Keeps lacing tight
Harder to loosen
6% shorter ends (approx.)
Twistie lacing looks best on shoes with thick, round shoelaces, especially light colored laces on dark colored shoes. These accentuate the fact that the laces are twisted together before crossing over each other.
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Brown & chocolate Reebok Gruvs with Twistie Lacing.
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Shoelace Lengths for Twistie Lacing
|Pairs of eyelets:||2||3||4||5||6||7||8|
|Length needed:||71 cm
Longer shoelaces needed than those for basic Criss Cross Lacing.
Shorter ends if existing shoelaces are re-used (−6% on average).
Twistie Lacing Feedback
"Here in the UK the shop assistant normally laces them up for us. They ALWAYS go for the criss cross. Next time I get some shoes I'm going to ask them to do a twistie, and when they look at me puzzled I'll give them a swift kick to the jugular. I think as part of their training they should learn many different methods, they need to appreciate that lacing shoes isnt a chore, it's more of an art form! You with me!?"
– Dave C., UK, Jan-2007
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