U-Lace Methods

U-Lace Methods

U-Lace are short, individual elasticized segments for simple, modular lacing – even in multiple colors. This section presents a number of variations of regular Lacing Methods adapted for use with U-Lace.

19 Different Ways To U-Lace Shoes

U-Lace Straight Bar Lacing diagramU-Lace Straight Bar Lacing photo U-Lace Straight Bar Lacing

A version of Straight Bar Lacing using U-Lace no-tie laces instead of regular shoelaces. Forms neat, straight “bars”.

U-Lace Lightning Lacing diagramU-Lace Lightning Lacing photo U-Lace Lightning Lacing

A version of Lightning Lacing using U-Lace no-tie laces instead of regular shoelaces. Looks a bit like a lightning bolt.

U-Lace Bow Tie Lacing diagramU-Lace Bow Tie Lacing photo U-Lace Bow Tie Lacing

A version of Bow Tie Lacing using U-Lace no-tie laces instead of regular shoelaces. Forms separate visible “X” symbols.

U-Lace Hash Lacing diagramU-Lace Hash Lacing photo U-Lace Hash Lacing

A version of Hash Lacing using U-Lace no-tie laces instead of regular shoelaces. Forms a diagonal series of hash “#” symbols.

U-Lace Lattice Lacing diagramU-Lace Lattice Lacing photo 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.

U-Lace Loop Back Lacing diagramU-Lace Loop Back Lacing photo U-Lace Loop Back Lacing

A version of Loop Back Lacing using U-Lace no-tie laces instead of regular shoelaces. Forms a series of loop-backs down the middle of the shoe.

U-Lace Hill Valley LacingU-Lace Hill Valley Lacing photo U-Lace Hill Valley Lacing

A version of Hill Valley Lacing using U-Lace no-tie laces instead of regular shoelaces. Pairs of rows are looped around each other, the peaked rows forming “hills” and the dipped rows forming “valleys”.

U-Lace Knotted LacingU-Lace Knotted Lacing photo U-Lace Knotted Lacing

A version of Knotted Lacing using U-Lace no-tie laces instead of regular shoelaces. Forms “X” symbols knotted in the middle of the shoe.

U-Lace Twistie LacingU-Lace Twistie Lacing photo U-Lace Twistie Lacing

A version of Twistie Lacing using U-Lace no-tie laces instead of regular shoelaces. Forms “X” symbols twisted into vertical knots in the middle of the shoe.

U-Lace Roman LacingU-Lace Roman Lacing photo U-Lace Roman Lacing

A version of Roman Lacing using U-Lace no-tie laces instead of regular shoelaces. Alternating “X-I-X-I” on top of the shoe looks a little like Roman numerals.

U-Lace CIA LacingU-Lace CIA Lacing photo U-Lace C.I.A. Lacing

A version of C.I.A. Lacing using U-Lace no-tie laces instead of regular shoelaces. Uses one or more visible crossovers at different positions for covert signalling.

U-Lace Hexagram LacingU-Lace Hexagram Lacing photo U-Lace Hexagram Lacing

A version of Hexagram Lacing using U-Lace no-tie laces instead of regular shoelaces. Forms a hexagram, or six pointed star.

U-Lace Asterisk LacingU-Lace Asterisk Lacing photo U-Lace Asterisk Lacing

A version of Asterisk Lacing using U-Lace no-tie laces instead of regular shoelaces. Forms a series of asterisk [*] symbols.

U-Lace Starburst LacingU-Lace Starburst Lacing photo U-Lace Starburst Lacing

A version of Starburst Lacing using U-Lace no-tie laces instead of regular shoelaces. Forms a large, centered “starburst” of overlapping crosses.

U-Lace Progressive LacingU-Lace Progressive Lacing photo U-Lace Progressive Lacing

A version of Progressive Lacing using U-Lace no-tie laces instead of regular shoelaces. Crossovers run progressively steeper – and hence feel tighter – towards the toes.

U-Lace Perspective LacingU-Lace Perspective Lacing photo U-Lace Perspective Lacing

A version of Perspective Lacing using U-Lace no-tie laces instead of regular shoelaces. Forms a sideways perspective grid.

U-Lace Escher LacingU-Lace Escher Lacing photo U-Lace Escher Lacing

A version of Escher Lacing using U-Lace no-tie laces instead of regular shoelaces. Resembles fish swimming alternately left and right like those from Dutch artist M.C. Escher.

U-Lace Cascade LacingU-Lace Cascade Lacing photo U-Lace Cascade Lacing

A version of Cascade Lacing using U-Lace no-tie laces instead of regular shoelaces. Each row loops under the previous row, forming a “cascade” down the shoe.

U-Lace Cyclone Fence LacingU-Lace Cyclone Fence Lacing photo U-Lace Cyclone Fence Lacing

A version of Cyclone Fence Lacing using U-Lace no-tie laces instead of regular shoelaces. Resembles a section of the diamond pattern of cyclone fencing (or “chain-link” fencing).

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