U-Lace Perspective Lacing

U-Lacing (pic)

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

Eight pairs of eyelets
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Lacing Technique

• The first U-Lace segment runs between the bottom-right eyelet and the second-from-bottom eyelet on the left side.

• The next U-Lace segment runs at a steeper angle between the next higher eyelet on the right side and the eyelet two rows higher on the left side (skip past one row).

• Continue up the shoe with progressively steeper segments running from the next higher eyelet on the right side to two eyelets higher up on the left side until either the top-left eyelet or second-from-top left eyelet.

• From the next higher eyelet on the right side, lace a steep segment down to the bottom-left eyelet.

• Continue up the shoe with progressively less-steep segments running from the next higher eyelet on the right side to two eyelets higher up on the left side.

Features

Decorative

Tight fit

Notes

• The left and right shoes should ideally be laced in reverse (mirror image) so as to end up with a symmetrical look that reinforces the perspective (see below).

• 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.

Perspective illusion

Outward perspective

Perspective vanishing points towards outside Perspective vanishing points towards outside

Lace one shoe as above and the other shoe in reverse, with the perspective vanishing points towards the outside. This creates the illusion that the feet are leaning outwards.

Inward perspective

Perspective vanishing points towards outside Perspective vanishing points towards outside

Lace one shoe as above and the other shoe in reverse, with the perspective vanishing points towards the inside (between the ankles). This creates the illusion that the feet are leaning inwards (see first photo below).

Shoe lacing photo

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