U-Lace Lattice Lacing
A version of Lattice Lacing using U-Lace no-tie laces instead of regular shoelaces. Forms a decorative woven lattice in the middle of the lacing.
Lacing Technique – 8 pairs
• Begin with four U-Lace segments each running diagonally up and right. The first segment runs from eyelet rows 1–5 (skip past three rows), the next three segments run from rows 2–6, 3–7 and 4–8.
• Create a mirror-image with the next four U-Lace segments each running diagonally up and left, weaving through the first four segments.
The more pairs of eyelets in the shoe, the taller and more dense the resulting lattice because there are more diagonals running each way and woven through each other:
- 6 or 7 pairs = Three diagonals each way;
- 8 or 9 pairs = Four diagonals each way;
- 10 or 11 pairs = Five diagonals each way; etc.
On shoes with many pairs of eyelets, instead of lacing a single dense lattice, an alternative is to combine one or more simpler lattices made of three diagonals – each of which fills another six pairs of eyelets – with the remaining eyelets above and/or below laced with simple horizontals or crossovers:
- 6 thru 11 pairs = One lattice;
- 12 thru 17 pairs = Two lattices;
- 18 thru 23 pairs = Three lattices; etc.
• Use the same U-Lace color throughout to replicate the look of a regular, single shoelace.
• Alternate two different U-Lace colors for a bi-color look.
• Use several different U-Lace colors for a rainbow or multi-colored look.
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