Display Shoe Lacing
Shoe stores and photographers often use this inside-out version of Criss Cross Lacing on their display shoes in order to finish with the ends neatly hidden inside the shoe.
• Begin straight across on the outside (grey section) and in through the bottom eyelets.
• At each eyelet pair, cross the ends, feeding in through the next higher set of eyelets. Repeat until lacing is completed.
• At the top, the ends remain hidden inside the shoe.
Easier to loosen
Harder to tighten
This lacing is sometimes referred to as "Canadian Lacing", based on its use by some Canadian ice hockey players, who believe that it creates a tighter fit for ice skates.
This comes at the expense of being more difficult to tighten because it's harder to get fingers under the laces from the bottom of the shoe and pull up.
On the flip side, this lacing can be loosened more easily because it's easier to get fingers under the laces from the top of the shoe and pull down.
Display Shoe Lacing Gallery
Nike Blazer Highs with Display Shoe Lacing.
Shoelace Lengths for Display Shoe Lacing
|Pairs of eyelets:||2||3||4||5||6||7||8|
|Length needed:||71 cm
|Lengths available:||27"||27" | 36"||36"||40"||45"||45"||54"|
Identical length shoelaces to those for basic Criss Cross Lacing.
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