Left Right Lacing

Having one end always emerging through eyelets while the other end always feeds in through eyelets creates a series of "V" symbols that point alternately left and right.

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

• Begin straight across the bottom (grey section). Note the unusual path: Feed the left end out through the bottom-left eyelet. Feed the right end in through the bottom-right eyelet.

• At each eyelet pair, the ends are crossed and fed through the next higher eyelets. The end that was fed out through the current eyelet is similarly fed out through the next higher eyelet, while the end that was fed in through the current eyelet is similarly fed in through the next higher eyelet.

• At the top of the shoe, both ends run out through the top eyelets.

Features

Decorative look

Standard functionality

Standard length

Notes

• In order to avoid confusion about whether to feed in or out through eyelets, it may be easier to complete one end at a time, zig-zagging each of them separately all the way up the shoe. Start with the left (blue) end, which always runs out through each eyelet. Then finish with the right (yellow) end, which always runs in through each eyelet.

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

Shoelace Lengths for Left Right Lacing

Pairs of eyelets: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Length needed: 71 cm
28 inch
81 cm
32 inch
92 cm
36 inch
102 cm
40 inch
113 cm
44 inch
123 cm
48 inch
134 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

Identical length shoelaces to those for basic Criss Cross Lacing.

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