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.

Diagram for 8 pairs of eyelets
Pairs
8
7
6
5
4
Step
8
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Lacing Technique – for even numbers of eyelet pairs

• Use two U-Lace segments to lace a tall "X" from the bottom eyelets to the eyelets just above the middle. One segment runs up and left, the other runs up and right.

• Use another two U-Lace segments to lace a shorter "X", with the bottom of each segment starting two rows higher and the top finishing one row higher.

• Continue lacing progressively shorter "Xs" – with the top of each "X" finishing one row higher – until the top of the shoe.

Features

Decorative

Loose near ankles

Tight near toes

Notes

• This lacing feels progressively tighter towards the toes because the taller "Xs" are stretched more tightly. This is the exact reverse of regular Progressive Lacing, which feels progressively tighter towards the ankles.

• The lacing may be inverted – tall "Xs" near the top and short "Xs" near the bottom – so that the lacing feels progressively tighter towards the ankles.

• 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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