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Asterisk Lacing

Lacing sets of three eyelet pairs with a crossover plus a straight section results in a series of asterisk [*] symbols. Best on shoes with multiples of three eyelet pairs (3, 6, 9, etc).

Diagram for 8 pairs of eyelets
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Lacing Technique - 8 pairs of eyelets:

• Begin straight across on the outside (grey section) and in through the bottom eyelets.

• Both ends run straight up on the inside and out through the next higher set of eyelets.

• Cross the ends on the outside and feed in through the set of eyelets two rows higher up the shoe (skip past one set of eyelets).

• The left (yellow) end runs straight down on the inside and out through the next lower eyelet, then straight across on the outside and in through the opposite eyelet.

• Both ends run straight up on the inside, each skipping one eyelet and emerging two eyelets higher up.

• The higher (blue) end runs straight across on the outside and in through the opposite eyelet, then straight down on the inside and out through the next lower eyelet.

• Cross the ends on the outside and feed in through the set of eyelets two rows higher up the shoe (skip past one set of eyelets).

• Both ends run straight up on the inside and out through the top eyelets.

Features:
Decorative look
Harder to tighten
Harder to tie
26% longer ends (approx.)


Asterisk Lacing Gallery
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Puma Ruckholz Suedes with Asterisk Lacing
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Shoelace Lengths for Asterisk Lacing
Pairs of eyelets: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Length needed: (N/A) 75 cm
30 inch
78 cm
31 inch
92 cm
36 inch
103 cm
41 inch
107 cm
42 inch
110 cm
43 inch
Lengths available: 27" 27" | 36" 36" 40" 40" | 45" 40" | 45"
Comparative Length:
Shorter shoelaces needed than those for basic Criss Cross Lacing.
Longer ends if existing shoelaces are re-used (+26% on average).
• These are approximate shoelace lengths for using this lacing on an average sized sneaker.
• For more accurate lengths, use the Shoelace Length Calculator.


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Related Links
Roman Lacing Roman Lacing

Similar method with separate "X"s and "I"s.

Bow Tie Lacing Bow Tie Lacing

Similar method with "X"s but without "I"s.


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