Knotted Lacing

Adding an overhand knot at each crossover increases friction and keeps the lacing much firmer. Ideal for tightening ice skates, rollerblades, etc.

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

• Begin straight across on the inside (grey section) and out through the bottom eyelets.

• At each eyelet pair, the ends are tied with a simple overhand knot in the middle of the shoe.

• The ends are then fed under the sides and out through the next higher set of eyelets.

• Repeat until lacing is completed.

Features

Keeps lacing tight

Assists tightening

Harder to loosen

3% shorter ends (approx.)

Notes

With each stage of this lacing given a single overhand knot, the result is a very firm lacing. This is of most benefit during tightening, as the lower sections are less inclined to loosen in the process, making it ideal for tightening ice skates, rollerblades, etc.

Shoelace Lengths for Knotted Lacing

Pairs of eyelets: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Length needed: 71 cm
28 inch
82 cm
32 inch
92 cm
36 inch
103 cm
41 inch
114 cm
45 inch
125 cm
49 inch
136 cm
53 inch
Lengths available: 27" 36" 36" 40" 45" 45" 54"

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

Longer shoelaces needed than those for basic Criss Cross Lacing.

Shorter ends if existing shoelaces are re-used (−3% on average).

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