At each eyelet, hook under the prior crossover to “lock” the laces, which helps when lacing tightly. Also looks interesting – a bit like a giant zipper.
• Begin straight across on the inside (grey section) and out through the bottom eyelets.
• The ends are looped under the laces where they feed under the sides of the shoe.
• Cross the ends, feeding under the sides and out through the next higher set of eyelets.
• Repeat the looping and crossing and feeding out through the next higher eyelets until lacing is completed.
Holds very firmly
Harder to tighten
3% shorter ends (approx.).
One of the biggest difficulties when tightening shoes is that of keeping the lower sections tight while working on the upper sections. Zipper Lacing is a bit like tying a half-knot at each eyelet, which holds quite firmly. This makes it a great lacing for skates, boots, climbing shoes, or any footwear where very firm support is needed.
Zipper Lacing Video
Shoelace Lengths for Zipper Lacing
|Pairs of eyelets:||2||3||4||5||6||7||8|
|Length needed:||71 cm
NOTE: These are approximate shoelace lengths for using this lacing on an average sized sneaker. For more accurate lengths, use the Shoelace Length Calculator.
Longer shoelaces needed than those for basic Criss Cross Lacing.
Shorter ends if existing shoelaces are re-used (−3% on average).
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