Angled Checker Lacing

Doubling up two different colored shoelaces and weaving them through each other like Lattice Lacing forms a dense angled two-color checker pattern.

Diagram for 6 pairs of eyelets
Pairs
6
Step
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
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Lacing Technique

• Start with two different colored shoelaces, preferably flat but not too wide.

• Feed one shoelace (purple) into the bottom left eyelet. Feed half way through so that the two loose ends are of equal length.

• Hold together both halves of the left (purple) shoelace as though they are one double-thickness shoelace.

• Run the left (purple) ends diagonally upwards on the outside and feed in through the third higher set of eyelets up the shoe (skip past two sets of eyelets).

• Run the ends straight up the inside and emerge through the next higher set of eyelets.

• Run the ends diagonally downwards on the outside and feed in through the third lower set of eyelets down the shoe (skip past two sets of eyelets).

• Run the ends straight up the inside and emerge through the next higher set of eyelets.

• Run the ends diagonally upwards on the outside and feed in through the top set of eyelets.

• Feed the second shoelace (orange) into the bottom-right eyelet, again feeding half way through.

• Hold together both halves of the right (orange) shoelace and repeat the above steps in reverse to follow a mirror-image path of the left (purple) shoelace.

• At each intersection, ensure that one of the right (orange) ends weaves over and under the intersecting left (purple) segments while the other end weaves under and over.

• At the top of the shoe, once again hold the two ends at each side together as though they are one double-thickness shoelace and use them to tie your Shoelace Knot.

Features

Decorative look

Harder to tighten

Harder to tie

19% longer ends (approx.)

Notes

• This lacing works best with thinner shoelaces because each eyelet has to accommodate a double-thickness of shoelace.

• This page currently only has instructions for six pairs of eyelets because such complex diagrams take a LOT of work. For shoes with different numbers of eyelet pairs, simply add additional crossovers or vertical segments to the top and/or bottom. See the similar Lattice Lacing page for more detailed instructions.

Shoelace Lengths for Angled Checker Lacing

Pairs of eyelets: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Length needed for each color: (N/A) (N/A) (N/A) (N/A) 103 cm
41 inch
(N/A) (N/A)
Lengths available: 40"

NOTE: These are approximate shoelace lengths for using this lacing on an average sized sneaker. For more accurate lengths, use the Shoelace Length Calculator.

Comparative Length

Shorter shoelaces needed than those for basic Criss Cross Lacing.

Longer ends if existing shoelaces are re-used (+19% on average).

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