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
Pairs
8
7
6
5
4
3
Step
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
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Lacing Technique - 8 pairs

• 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.)

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" 40" 40" 45"

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 (+26% on average).

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