Escher Lacing

Decorative lacing whose outline resembles fish swimming alternately left and right, reminiscent of the tesselated prints from Dutch artist M.C. Escher.

Diagram for 8 pairs of eyelets
Pairs
8
7
6
5
4
Step
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
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Lacing Technique - Even numbers of eyelet pairs

• Begin straight across on the inside (grey section) and out through the bottom eyelets. Adjust so that the left (blue) end is slightly longer than the right (yellow) end.

• The left (blue) end runs diagonally across and up two eyelets (skip past one eyelet) on the outside, then straight down on the inside and out through the next lower eyelet.

• The blue end then runs diagonally across and up three eyelets (skip past two eyelets) on the outside, then straight down on the inside and out through the next lower eyelet. Repeat all the way to the top of the shoe, with the final diagonal running across and up only two eyelets, passing under the side and out through the top eyelet.

• The right (yellow) end snakes through the remaining empty eyelets, alternating between running diagonally across and up on the outside, then straight up on the inside. The final diagonal runs under the side and out through the top eyelet.

Features

Decorative

Harder to tighten

27% longer ends (approx.)

Notes

• The left and right shoes can be laced in reverse (mirror image) so as to end up with a symmetrical look.

Shoelace Lengths for Escher Lacing

Pairs of eyelets: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Length needed: (N/A) (N/A) 86 cm
34 inch
89 cm
35 inch
101 cm
40 inch
104 cm
41 inch
116 cm
46 inch
Lengths available: (N/A) (N/A) 36" 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 (+27% on average).

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