Double Back Lacing
This method looks interesting plus holds very firmly, but is terribly awkward to tighten. The lacing first runs
down the shoe, then doubles back up the shoe. There's two variations: One with hidden verticals at the bottom,
the other with a visible crossover.
Diagram for 8 pairs of eyelets, variation 1
• Begin straight across on the outside (grey section) and in through the second-from-top set of eyelets.
• Cross the ends and feed in through the second-lower set of eyelets (skip past one set of eyelets).
• Continue down the shoe two sets of eyelets at a time.
• At the bottom, run each lace end vertically between the bottom and second-from-bottom eyelets. (For
variation 2, the ends run diagonally).
• Double back and work back up the shoe, criss-crossing through the vacant sets of eyelets.
Stays very tight
6% longer ends on avg. (variation 1)
8% shorter ends on avg. (variation 2)
For longer ends / neater look, the laces run vertically up the inside between the bottom and second-from-bottom
For shorter ends / messier look, the laces cross diagonally between the bottom and second-from-bottom eyelets.
Shoelace Lengths for Double Back Lacing (v1)
Pairs of eyelets:
Longer ends if existing shoelaces are re-used (+6% on average).