Shoelace Length Formulas

Shoelace Length Formulas

All of the underlying mathematical formulas from the Shoelace Length Calculator are shown here both in mathematical notation and in generic notation (colored GREEN) compatible with spreadsheet software (like Microsoft Excel).

NOTE: These formulas are based on five measurements: P = Pairs of eyelets, H = Horizontal spacing, V = Vertical spacing, W = Width of lugs, and L = Length of ends. See the Accurate Shoelace Lengths page for more details.

Formulas for Total Shoelace Length (T)

Angled Checker Lacing (each lace)

Length = H+(V×4+√(H²+(V×3)²)×6)×(P−1)÷5+L×2

=H+(V*4+SQRT(H*H+V*V*9)*6)*(P-1)/5+L*2

(Only applicable when number of eyelet pairs P = 6, 11, 16, 21, 26, etc.)

Army Lacing (same formula as Bow Tie Lacing)

Method 1 (Verticals at bottom, Shorter):

Length = (H+V×INT(P÷2)+√(H²+V²)×INT((P−1)÷2)+L)×2

=(H+V*INT(P/2)+SQRT(H*H+V*V)*INT((P-1)/2)+L)*2

Method 2 (Diagonals at bottom, Longer):

Length = (H+V×INT((P−1)÷2)+√(H²+V²)×INT(P÷2)+L)×2

=(H+V*INT((P-1)/2)+SQRT(H*H+V*V)*INT(P/2)+L)*2

(For odd numbers of eyelet pairs, both formulas work out the same)

Asterisk Lacing

Length = (H×INT(P÷6+1)+√(H²+(V×2)²)×P÷3+L)×2+V×(P×4÷3−2)

=(H*INT(P/6+1)+SQRT(H*H+V*V*4)*P/3+L)*2+V*(P*4/3-2)

(Only applicable for multiples of three eyelet pairs: P = 3, 6, 9, 12, etc.)

Bow Tie Lacing (same formula as Army Lacing)

Method 1 (Verticals at bottom, Shorter):

Length = (H+V×INT(P÷2)+√(H²+V²)×INT((P−1)÷2)+L)×2

=(H+V*INT(P/2)+SQRT(H*H+V*V)*INT((P-1)/2)+L)*2

Method 2 (Diagonals at bottom, Longer):

Length = (H+V×INT((P−1)÷2)+√(H²+V²)×INT(P÷2)+L)×2

=(H+V*INT((P-1)/2)+SQRT(H*H+V*V)*INT(P/2)+L)*2

(For odd numbers of eyelet pairs, both formulas work out the same)

Checkerboard Lacing

Lace 1 (Horizontal):

Length = H×P+V×(P−1)+L×2

=H*P+V*(P-1)+L*2

(Note that End Lengths can be much shorter than other methods)

Lace 2 (Vertical):

Length = V×1.05×(P−1)×(Vertical Passes)+L×2

=V*1.05*(P-1)*(Vertical Passes)+L*2

(This approximates 5% longer verticals to allow for weaving)

Chevron Lacing (same formula as Gap Lacing)

Length = (H+V+√(H²+V²)×(P−2)+L)×2

=(H+V+SQRT(H*H+V*V)*(P-2)+L)*2

C.I.A. Lacing

Method 1, 2 or 3 (Low, Mid or High X):

Length = H×(P−2)+√(H²+V²)×6+√(H²+(V×2)²)×(P−4)+L×2

=H*(P-2)+SQRT(H*H+V*V)*6+SQRT(H*H+V*V*4)*(P-4)+L*2

Method 4 or 5 (Two Xs):

Length = H×(P−3)+√(H²+V²)×8+√(H²+(V×2)²)×(P−5)+L×2

=H*(P-3)+SQRT(H*H+V*V)*8+SQRT(H*H+V*V*4)*(P-5)+L*2

Method 6 (Three or more Xs):

Length = (H+√(H²+V²)×(P−1)+L)×2

=(H+SQRT(H*H+V*V)*(P-1)+L)*2

Method 7 (Bottom X):

Length = H×(P−1)+√(H²+V²)×4+√(H²+(V×2)²)×(P−3)+L×2

=H*(P-1)+SQRT(H*H+V*V)*4+SQRT(H*H+V*V*4)*(P-3)+L*2

Corset Lacing

Length = H×3+√(H²+V²)×(P−1)×2+L×4

=H*3+SQRT(H*H+V*V)*(P-1)*2+L*4

Criss Cross Lacing

Length = (H+√(H²+V²)×(P−1)+L)×2

=(H+SQRT(H*H+V*V)*(P-1)+L)*2

Display Shoe Lacing (same formula as Criss Cross Lacing)

Length = (H+√(H²+V²)×(P−1)+L)×2

=(H+SQRT(H*H+V*V)*(P-1)+L)*2

Double Lacing

Lace 1 (Bottom, Longer):

Length = (H+√(H²+(V×2)²)×INT((P−1)÷2)+L)×2

=(H+SQRT(H*H+V*V*4)*INT((P-1)/2)+L)*2

Lace 2 (Second, Shorter):

Length = (H+√(H²+(V×2)²)×INT((P−2)÷2)+L)×2

=(H+SQRT(H*H+V*V*4)*INT((P-2)/2)+L)*2

(For even numbers of eyelet pairs, both formulas work out the same)

Double Back Lacing

Method 1 (Verticals at bottom, Shorter):

Length = (H+V+√(H²+(V×2)²)×(P−2)+L)×2

=(H+V+SQRT(H*H+V*V*4)*(P-2)+L)*2

Method 2 (Diagonals at bottom, Longer):

Length = (H+√(H²+V²)+√(H²+(V×2)²)×(P−2)+L)*2

=(H+SQRT(H*H+V*V)+SQRT(H*H+V*V*4)*(P-2)+L)*2

Double Cross Lacing

Method 1 (Even number of eyelet pairs, Skip eyelets near ends, Shorter):

Length = (H+L)×2+√(H²+V²)×(P−4)+√(H²+(V×3)²)×(P−2)

=(H+L)*2+SQRT(H*H+V*V)*(P-4)+SQRT(H*H+V*V*9)*(P-2)

Method 2 (Even number of eyelet pairs, Use all eyelets, Longer):

Length = (H+L)×2+√(H²+V²)×(P−2)+√(H²+(V×2)²)×4+√(H²+(V×3)²)×(P−4)

=(H+L)*2+SQRT(H*H+V*V)*(P-2)+SQRT(H*H+V*V*4)*4+SQRT(H*H+V*V*9)*(P-4)

Method 3 (Odd number of eyelet pairs, Skip eyelets near one end):

Length = (H+√(H²+(V×2)²)+L)×2+(√(H²+V²)+√(H²+(V×3)²))×(P−3)

=(H+SQRT(H*H+V*V*4)+L)*2+(SQRT(H*H+V*V)+SQRT(H*H+V*V*9))*(P-3)

Double Helix Lacing (same formula as Criss Cross Lacing)

Length = (H+√(H²+V²)×(P−1)+L)×2

=(H+SQRT(H*H+V*V)*(P-1)+L)*2

Double Sided Lacing (each lace, same as Criss Cross Lacing)

Length = (H+√(H²+V²)×(P−1)+L)×2

=(H+SQRT(H*H+V*V)*(P-1)+L)*2

Escher Lacing

Length = (H+V×INT((P−1)÷2)+√(H²+(V×2)²)+L)×2+√(H²+V²)×INT(P÷2)+√(H²+(V×3)²)×INT((P−4)÷2)

=(H+V*INT((P-1)/2)+SQRT(H*H+V*V*4)+L)*2+SQRT(H*H+V*V)*INT(P/2)+SQRT(H*H+V*V*9)*INT((P-4)/2)

Footbag Lacing

Method 1 (Basic):

Length = (H+V×5+√(H²+V²)×(P−4)+L)×2

=(H+V*5+SQRT(H*H+V*V)*(P-4)+L)*2

Method 2 (Corkscrew):

Length = (H+V×6+√(H²+V²)×(P−4)+L)×2

=(H+V*6+SQRT(H*H+V*V)*(P-4)+L)*2

(Method 2 approximates 50% longer on 2 x verticals wrapped around edges)

Method 3 (Extended):

Length = (H+V×8+√(H²+V²)×(P−5)+L)×2

=(H+V*8+SQRT(H*H+V*V)*(P-5)+L)*2

Method 4 (Double extended):

Length = (H+V×10+√(H²+V²)×(P−5)+L)×2

=(H+V*10+SQRT(H*H+V*V)*(P-5)+L)*2

Gap Lacing

Method 1 (Single vertical) (same formula as Chevron Lacing)

Length = (H+V+√(H²+V²)×(P−2)+L)×2

=(H+V+SQRT(H*H+V*V)*(P-2)+L)*2

Method 2 (Double vertical):

Length = (H+V×2+√(H²+V²)×(P−3)+L)×2

=(H+V*2+SQRT(H*H+V*V)*(P-3)+L)*2

Gippo Lacing

Length = H×(P−2)+V×2+√(H²+V²)×(P−4)+√(H²+(V×2)²)+√(H²+(V×INT((P+1)÷2))²)×2+√(H²+(V×(P−2))²)+L×4

=H*(P-2)+V*2+SQRT(H*H+V*V)*(P-4)+SQRT(H*H+V*V*4)+SQRT(H*H+V*INT((P+1)/2)*V*INT((P+1)/2))*2+SQRT(H*H+V*(P-2)*V*(P-2))+L*4

Half & Half / Criss Cross Lacing

Method 1 (Bi-color shoelace) (same formula as Criss Cross Lacing):

Length = (H+√(H²+V²)×(P−1)+L)×2

=(H+SQRT(H*H+V*V)*(P-1)+L)*2

Method 2 (Knotted halves, each half-shoelace):

Length = H×1.5+√(H²+V²)×(P−1)+L

=H*1.5+SQRT(H*H+V*V)*(P-1)+L

(These approximate a little extra length to allow for knots)

Method 3 (Separate halves, each half-shoelace):

Length = H+√(H²+V²)×(P−1)+L

=H+SQRT(H*H+V*V)*(P-1)+L

(These approximate a little extra length to allow for knots)

Half & Half / Straight Bar Lacing

Method 1 (Bi-color shoelace) (same formula as Straight Bar Lacing):

Length = H×P+(V×(P−1)+L)×2

=H*P+(V*(P-1)+L)*2

(Only applicable for even numbers of eyelet pairs)

Method 2 (Knotted halves), Half-shoelace 1 (Bottom, Longer):

Length = H×(P+2)÷2+V×P+L

=H*(P+2)/2+V*P+L

(Only applicable for even numbers of eyelet pairs)

Method 2 (Knotted halves), Half-shoelace 2 (Second, Shorter):

Length = H×P÷2+V×(P−1)+L

=H*P/2+V*(P-1)+L

(Only applicable for even numbers of eyelet pairs)

Method 3 (Separate halves), Half-shoelace 1 (Bottom, Longer):

Length = H×INT((P+2)÷2)+V×(P−0.5)+L

=H*INT((P+2)/2)+V*(P-0.5)+L

Method 3 (Separate halves), Half-shoelace 2 (Second, Shorter):

Length = H×INT((P+1)÷2)+V×(P−1.5)+L

=H*INT((P+1)/2)+V*(P-1.5)+L

Hash Lacing

Method 1 (Even number of eyelet pairs, Skip eyelets near ends, Shorter):

Length = (H+L)×2+V×(P−4)+√(H²+(V×3)²)×(P−2)

=(H+L)*2+V*(P-4)+SQRT(H*H+V*V*9)*(P-2)

Method 2 (Even number of eyelet pairs, Use all eyelets, Longer):

Length = (H+L)×2+V×(P−2)+√(H²+(V×2)²)×4+√(H²+(V×3)²)×(P−4)

=(H+L)*2+V*(P-2)+SQRT(H*H+V*V*4)*4+SQRT(H*H+V*V*9)*(P-4)

Method 3 (Odd number of eyelet pairs, Skip eyelets near one end):

Length = (H+√(H²+(V×2)²)+L)×2+(V+√(H²+(V×3)²))×(P−3)

=(H+SQRT(H*H+V*V*4)+L)*2+(V+SQRT(H*H+V*V*9))*(P-3)

Hexagram Lacing

Length = (H×(P+4)÷5+L)×2+(V+SQRT(H²+(V×3)²))×(P−1)÷5×4

=(H*(P+4)/5+L)*2+(V+SQRT(H*H+V*V*9))*(P-1)/5*4

(Only applicable when number of eyelet pairs P = 6, 11, 16, 21, 26, etc.)

Hidden Knot Lacing (same formula as Straight Bar Lacing)

Length = H×P+(V×(P−1)+L)×2

=H*P+(V*(P-1)+L)*2

(Only applicable for even numbers of eyelet pairs)

Hiking / Biking Lacing (same formula as Straight Bar Lacing)

Length = H×P+(V×(P−1)+L)×2

=H*P+(V*(P-1)+L)*2

(Only applicable for even numbers of eyelet pairs)

Knotted Lacing

Length = (H+√(H²+V²)×1.03×(P−1)+L)×2

=(H+SQRT(H*H+V*V)*1.03*(P-1)+L)*2

(This approximates 3% longer diagonals to allow for knots)

Knotted Segment Lacing

Length = (H+√(H²+V²)×(P−0.75)+L)×2

=(H+SQRT(H*H+V*V)*(P-0.75)+L)*2

(This approximates 25% longer on two diagonals to allow for knot)

Ladder Lacing

Method 1 (No lock at top, Shorter):

Length = ((H+V)×(P−1)+L)×2

=((H+V)*(P-1)+L)*2

Method 2 (With lock at top, Longer):

Length = ((H+V)×P−V+L)×2

=((H+V)*P-V+L)*2

Lattice Lacing

Method 1 (Single verticals, Shorter):

Length = (H+L)×2+(V×4+√(H²+(V×3)²)×6)×(P−1)÷5

=(H+L)*2+(V*4+SQRT(H*H+V*V*9)*6)*(P-1)/5

Method 2 (Double verticals, Longer):

Length = (H+L)×2+(V×8+√(H²+(V×3)²)×6)×(P−1)÷5

=(H+L)*2+(V*8+SQRT(H*H+V*V*9)*6)*(P-1)/5

(Only applicable when number of eyelet pairs P = 6, 11, 16, 21, 26, etc.)

Left Right Lacing (same formula as Criss Cross Lacing)

Length = (H+√(H²+V²)×(P−1)+L)×2

=(H+SQRT(H*H+V*V)*(P-1)+L)*2

Lightning Lacing

Length = H×(2−(P MODULO 2))+√(H²+V²)×(P−1)+√(H²+(V×(P−1))²)+(V×INT((P−1)÷2)+L)×2

=H*(2-MOD(P,2))+SQRT(H*H+V*V)*(P-1)+SQRT(H*H+(V*(P-1))*(V*(P-1)))+(V*INT((P-1)/2)+L)*2

Lock Lacing

Method 1 (High lock, Shorter):

Length = (H+V+√(H²+V²)×(P−2)+√(H²+(V÷2)²)+L)×2

=(H+V+SQRT(H*H+V*V)*(P-2)+SQRT(H*H+V*V/4)+L)*2

Method 2 (Low lock, Medium):

Length = (H+V+√(H²+V²)×(P−3)+√(H²+(V×2)²)+√(H²+(V÷2)²)+L)×2

=(H+V+SQRT(H*H+V*V)*(P-3)+SQRT(H*H+V*V*4)+SQRT(H*H+V*V/4)+L)*2

Method 3 (Looped lock, Longer):

Length = H×4.1+(√(H²+V²)×(P−1)+L)×2

=H*4.1+(SQRT(H*H+V*V)*(P-1)+L)*2

(This approximates 5% longer on two horizontals to allow for loops)

Loop Back Lacing

Length = (H+√(H²+V²)×1.05×(P−1)+L)×2

=(H+SQRT(H*H+V*V)*1.05*(P-1)+L)*2

(This approximates 5% longer diagonals to allow for loop backs)

One Handed Lacing

Length = H×P+√(H²+V²)×(P−1)+L×1.25

=H*P+SQRT(H*H+V*V)*(P-1)+L*1.25

(This approximates the tied off end at 1/4 the length of the loose end)

Over Under Lacing (same formula as Criss Cross Lacing)

Length = (H+√(H²+V²)×(P−1)+L)×2

=(H+SQRT(H*H+V*V)*(P-1)+L)*2

Pentagram Lacing

Method 1 or 2 (Upright pentagrams, Longer):

Length = H×3+V×(P−2)×4+(√(H²+(V×(P−3))²)+√((H÷2)²+(V×(P−2))²)+L)×2

=H*3+V*(P-2)*4+(SQRT(H*H+V*(P-3)*V*(P-3))+SQRT(H*H/4+V*(P-2)*V*(P-2))+L)*2

Method 3 (Inverted pentagram, Shorter):

Length = H×3+(V×(P−1)+√(H²+(V×(P−3))²)+√((H÷2)²+(V×(P−2))²)+L)×2

=H*3+(V*(P-1)+SQRT(H*H+V*(P-3)*V*(P-3))+SQRT(H*H/4+V*(P-2)*V*(P-2))+L)*2

Perspective Lacing

Shoes with 4 Pairs of eyelets:

Length = (H+√(H²+V²)+√(H²+(V×2)²)+L)×2+V×2

=(H+SQRT(H*H+V*V)+SQRT(H*H+V*V*4)+L)*2+V*2

Shoes with 5 Pairs of eyelets:

Length = (H+√(H²+V²)+√(H²+(V×2)²)+L)×2+V×4

=(H+SQRT(H*H+V*V)+SQRT(H*H+V*V*4)+L)*2+V*4

Shoes with 6 Pairs of eyelets:

Length = (H+√(H²+V²)+√(H²+(V×2)²)+√(H²+(V×3)²)+L)×2+V×6

=(H+SQRT(H*H+V*V)+SQRT(H*H+V*V*4)+SQRT(H*H+V*V*9)+L)*2+V*6

Shoes with 7 Pairs of eyelets:

Length = (H+√(H²+V²)+√(H²+(V×2)²)+√(H²+(V×3)²)+L)×2+V×8

=(H+SQRT(H*H+V*V)+SQRT(H*H+V*V*4)+SQRT(H*H+V*V*9)+L)*2+V*8

Shoes with 8 Pairs of eyelets:

Length = (H+√(H²+V²)+√(H²+(V×2)²)+√(H²+(V×3)²)+√(H²+(V×4)²)+L)×2+V×6

=(H+SQRT(H*H+V*V)+SQRT(H*H+V*V*4)+SQRT(H*H+V*V*9)+SQRT(H*H+V*V*16)+L)*2+V*6

Progressive Lacing

Shoes with 4 Pairs of eyelets:

Length = (H+√(H²+V²)+√(H²+(V×2)²)+L)×2

=(H+SQRT(H*H+V*V)+SQRT(H*H+V*V*4)+L)*2

Shoes with 5 Pairs of eyelets:

Length = (H+√(H²+V²)×2+√(H²+(V×2)²)+L)×2

=(H+SQRT(H*H+V*V)*2+SQRT(H*H+V*V*4)+L)*2

Shoes with 6 Pairs of eyelets:

Length = (H+V+√(H²+V²)+√(H²+(V×2)²)+√(H²+(V×3)²)+L)×2

=(H+V+SQRT(H*H+V*V)+SQRT(H*H+V*V*4)+SQRT(H*H+V*V*9)+L)*2

Shoes with 7 Pairs of eyelets:

Length = (H+V+√(H²+V²)×2+√(H²+(V×2)²)+√(H²+(V×3)²)+L)×2

=(H+V+SQRT(H*H+V*V)*2+SQRT(H*H+V*V*4)+SQRT(H*H+V*V*9)+L)*2

Shoes with 8 Pairs of eyelets:
Method 1 (High horizontal section, Shorter):

Length = (H+V×2+√(H²+V²)+√(H²+(V×2)²)+√(H²+(V×3)²)+√(H²+(V×4)²)+L)×2

=(H+V*2+SQRT(H*H+V*V)+SQRT(H*H+V*V*4)+SQRT(H*H+V*V*9)+SQRT(H*H+V*V*16)+L)*2

Shoes with 8 Pairs of eyelets:
Method 2 (Low horizontal section, Longer):

Length = (H+V×5+√(H²+V²)+√(H²+(V×2)²)+√(H²+(V×3)²)+√(H²+(V×4)²)+L)×2

=(H+V*5+SQRT(H*H+V*V)+SQRT(H*H+V*V*4)+SQRT(H*H+V*V*9)+SQRT(H*H+V*V*16)+L)*2

Quick Tight

Length = H×P+√(H²+V²)×(P−2)+√(H²+(V×INT((P+1)÷2))²)+√(H²+(V×INT(P÷2))²)+L×2

=H*P+SQRT(H*H+V*V)*(P-2)+SQRT(H*H+V*INT((P+1)/2)*V*INT((P+1)/2))+SQRT(H*H+V*INT(P/2)*V*INT(P/2))+L*2

Riding Boot Lacing (same formula as Shoe Shop Lacing)

Length = H×P+√(H²+V²)×(P−1)+√(H²+(V×(P−1))²)+L×2

=H*P+SQRT(H*H+V*V)*(P-1)+SQRT(H*H+V*(P-1)*V*(P-1))+L*2

Roman Lacing

Shoes with 4, 10, 16, 22, etc. sets of eyelets:
Method 1 ("I" at bottom, Short):

Length = (H×(P+2)+V×(P×5−8))÷3+(√(H²+V²)×(P−1)÷3+L)×2

=(H*(P+2)+V*(P*5-8))/3+(SQRT(H*H+V*V)*(P-1)/3+L)*2

Shoes with 4, 10, 16, 22, etc. sets of eyelets:
Method 2 ("X" at bottom, Long):

Length = (H×(P+2)+V×(P×5−2))÷3+(√(H²+V²)×(P−1)÷3+L)×2

=(H*(P+2)+V*(P*5-2))/3+(SQRT(H*H+V*V)*(P-1)/3+L)*2

Shoes with 8, 14, 20, 26, etc. sets of eyelets:
Method 1 ("I" at bottom, Short):

Length = (H×(P+4)+V×(P×5−4))÷3+(√(H²+V²)×(P−2)÷3+L)×2

=(H*(P+4)+V*(P*5-4))/3+(SQRT(H*H+V*V)*(P-2)/3+L)*2

Shoes with 8, 14, 20, 26, etc. sets of eyelets:
Method 2 ("X" at bottom, Ends tied at side, Medium):

Length = (H×(P−2)+V×(P×5−4))÷3+(√(H²+V²)×(P+1)÷3+L)×2

=(H*(P-2)+V*(P*5-4))/3+(SQRT(H*H+V*V)*(P+1)/3+L)*2

Shoes with 8, 14, 20, 26, etc. sets of eyelets:
Method 3 ("X" at bottom, Ends tied across top, Long):

Length = (H×(P+4)+V×(P×5−10))÷3+(√(H²+V²)×(P+1)÷3+L)×2

=(H*(P+4)+V*(P*5-10))/3+(SQRT(H*H+V*V)*(P+1)/3+L)*2

All other combinations:

Length = (H×INT((P+5)÷6)+V×INT((P−1)×5÷6)+√(H²+V²)×INT((P+1)÷3)+L)×2

=(H*INT((P+5)/6)+V*INT((P-1)*5/6)+SQRT(H*H+V*V)*INT((P+1)/3)+L)*2

Sawtooth Lacing

Length = H×P+√(H²+(V×2)²)×(P−2)+(V+L)×2

=H*P+SQRT(H*H+V*V*4)*(P-2)+(V+L)*2

Segmented Lacing

Lace 1 (Shorter segment):

Length = (H+√(H²+V²)×INT((P−2)÷2)+L)×2

=(H+SQRT(H*H+V*V)*INT((P-2)/2)+L)*2

Lace 2 (Longer segment):

Length = (H+√(H²+V²)×INT((P−1)÷2)+L)×2

=(H+SQRT(H*H+V*V)*INT((P-1)/2)+L)*2

(For even numbers of eyelet pairs, both formulas work out the same)

Shoe Shop Lacing

Method 1 (Long diagonal, Longer) (same formula as Riding Boot Lacing):

Length = H×P+√(H²+V²)×(P−1)+√(H²+(V×(P−1))²)+L×2

=H*P+SQRT(H*H+V*V)*(P-1)+SQRT(H*H+V*(P-1)*V*(P-1))+L*2

Method 2 (Long straight, Shorter):

Length = (H+V)×P+√(H²+V²)×(P−2)+L×2

=(H+V)*P+SQRT(H*H+V*V)*(P-2)+L*2

Spider Web Lacing

Length = (H+(V+√(H²+(V×2)²))×(P−2)+L)×2

=(H+(V+SQRT(H*H+V*V*4))*(P-2)+L)*2

Starburst Lacing

Length = (H+V×INT(P÷2)+L)×2 ...
... +√(H²+(V×2)²)×2   (for 3 or more eyelet pairs) ...
... +√(H²+(V×4)²)×2   (for 5 or more eyelet pairs) ...
... +√(H²+(V×6)²)×2   (for 7 or more eyelet pairs) ...
... +√(H²+(V×8)²)×2   (for 9 or more eyelet pairs) ... (etc.)

=(H+V*INT(P/2)+L)*2 ...
... +SQRT(H*H+V*V*2*2)*2   (for 3 or more eyelet pairs) ...
... +SQRT(H*H+V*V*4*4)*2   (for 5 or more eyelet pairs) ...
... +SQRT(H*H+V*V*6*6)*2   (for 7 or more eyelet pairs) ...
... +SQRT(H*H+V*V*8*8)*2   (for 9 or more eyelet pairs) ... (etc.)

Straight Bar Lacing

Length = H×P+(V×(P−1)+L)×2

=H*P+(V*(P-1)+L)*2

(Only applicable for even numbers of eyelet pairs)

Straight Easy Lacing (same formula as Straight Bar Lacing)

Length = H×P+(V×(P−1)+L)×2

=H*P+(V*(P-1)+L)*2

(Only applicable for even numbers of eyelet pairs)

Straight European Lacing

Length = H×P+(√(H²+V²)+L)×2+√(H²+(V×2)²)×(P−2)

=H*P+(SQRT(H*H+V*V)+L)*2+SQRT(H*H+V*V*4)*(P-2)

Supernova Lacing

Length = (H+L)×2 ...
... +√(H²+(V×1)²)×2   (for 2 or more eyelet pairs) ...
... +√(H²+(V×2)²)×2   (for 3 or more eyelet pairs) ...
... +√(H²+(V×3)²)×2   (for 4 or more eyelet pairs) ...
... +√(H²+(V×4)²)×2   (for 5 or more eyelet pairs) ... (etc.)

=(H+L)*2 ...
... +SQRT(H*H+V*V*1*1)*2   (for 2 or more eyelet pairs) ...
... +SQRT(H*H+V*V*2*2)*2   (for 3 or more eyelet pairs) ...
... +SQRT(H*H+V*V*3*3)*2   (for 4 or more eyelet pairs) ...
... +SQRT(H*H+V*V*4*4)*2   (for 5 or more eyelet pairs) ... (etc.)

Train Track Lacing

Length = ((H+V)×(P−1)+L)×2

=((H+V)*(P-1)+L)*2

Twistie Lacing

Length = (H+√(H²+V²)×1.07×(P−1)+L)×2

=(H+SQRT(H*H+V*V)*1.07*(P-1)+L)*2

(This approximates 7% longer diagonals to allow for twists)

Woven Lacing

Length = (H+√((H×3)²+(V×3)²)×1.05×(P−1)+L)×2

=(H+SQRT(H*H*9+V*V*9)*1.05*(P-1)+L)*2

(This approximates 5% longer diagonals to allow for weaving)

Zig Zag Lacing

Length = (H+L)×2+(V+√((H×2)²+V²))×(P−1)

=(H+L)*2+(V+SQRT(H*H*4+V*V))*(P-1)

Zipper Lacing

Length = H×(P+1)+√(H²+(V×2)²)×(P−1)+L×2

=H*(P+1)+SQRT(H*H+V*V*4)*(P-1)+L*2

(This approximates diagonals at half the horizontal spacing)

Lug Bow Tie Lacing

Method 1 (Verticals at bottom, Shorter):

Length = (H+V×INT(P÷2)+W×INT((P+1)÷2)+√(H²+(V−W)²)×INT((P−1)÷2)+L)×2

=(H+V*INT(P/2)+W*INT((P+1)/2)+SQRT(H*H+(V-W)*(V-W))*INT((P-1)/2)+L)*2

Method 2 (Diagonals at bottom, Longer):

Length = (H+V×INT((P−1)÷2)+W×INT(P÷2+1)+√(H²+(V−W)²)×INT(P÷2)+L)×2

=(H+V*INT((P-1)/2)+W*INT(P/2+1)+SQRT(H*H+(V-W)*(V-W))*INT(P/2)+L)*2

(For odd numbers of lug pairs, both formulas work out the same)

Lug Criss Cross Lacing

Length = (H+W×P+√(H²+(V−W)²)×(P−1)+L)×2

=(H+W*P+SQRT(H*H+(V-W)*(V-W))*(P-1)+L)*2

Lug Double Lacing

Lace 1 (Bottom, Longer):

Length = (H+W×INT((P+1)÷2)+√(H²+(V×2−W)²)×INT((P−1)÷2)+L)×2

=(H+W*INT((P+1)/2)+SQRT(H*H+(V*2-W)*(V*2-W))*INT((P-1)/2)+L)*2

Lace 2 (Second, Shorter):

Length = (H+W×INT(P÷2)+√(H²+(V×2−W)²)×INT((P−2)÷2)+L)×2

=(H+W*INT(P/2)+SQRT(H*H+(V*2-W)*(V*2-W))*INT((P-2)/2)+L)*2

(For even numbers of lug pairs, both formulas work out the same)

Lug Double Back Lacing

Length = (H+W×P+√(H²+V²)+√(H²+(V×2−W)²)×(P−2)+L)×2

=(H+W*P+SQRT(H*H+V*V)+SQRT(H*H+(V*2-W)*(V*2-W))*(P-2)+L)*2

Lug Hash Lacing

Length = (H+W×P+√(H²+(V+W)²)×(P−1)+L)×2

=(H+W*P+SQRT(H*H+(V+W)*(V+W))*(P-1)+L)*2

Lug Hexagram Lacing

Length = (H×(P+3)+W×(P×3+1))÷2+√(H²+(V×2)²)×(P−1)+L×2

=(H*(P+3)+W*(P*3+1))/2+SQRT(H*H+V*V*4)*(P-1)+L*2

(Only applicable when number of lug pairs P = 5, 9, 13, 17, 21, etc.)

Lug Hiking / Biking Lacing

Length = (H+V+W×(P−1)+√(H²+(V−W)²)×(P−2)+L)×2

=(H+V+W*(P-1)+SQRT(H*H+(V-W)*(V-W))*(P-2)+L)*2

Lug Infinity Lacing

Length = (H+V×(P−1)+W×(P+1)+√(H²+W²)×P+L)×2

=(H+V*(P-1)+W*(P+1)+SQRT(H*H+W*W)*P+L)*2

Lug Knotted Lacing

Length = (H+W×P+√(H²+(V−W)²)×1.03×(P−1)+L)×2

=(H+W*P+SQRT(H*H+(V-W)*(V-W))*1.03*(P-1)+L)*2

(This approximates 3% longer diagonals to allow for knots)

Lug Knotted Segment Lacing

Length = (H+W×P+√(H²+(V−W)²)×(P−0.75)+L)×2

=(H+W*P+SQRT(H*H+(V-W)*(V-W))*(P-0.75)+L)*2

(This approximates 25% longer on two diagonals to allow for knot)

Lug Ladder Lacing

Method 1 (No lock at top, Shorter):

Length = (H+(V+W)×(P−1)+√(H²+W²)×(P−2)+L)×2

=(H+(V+W)*(P-1)+SQRT(H*H+W*W)*(P-2)+L)*2

Method 2 (With lock at top, Longer):

Length = (H+(V+W+√(H²+W²))×(P−1)+L)×2

=(H+(V+W+SQRT(H*H+W*W))*(P-1)+L)*2

Lug Lattice Lacing

Length = (H+W×P+(√(H²+(V+W)²)+√(H²+(V×2−W)²)×2)×INT((P−1)÷3)+L)×2

=(H+W*P+(SQRT(H*H+(V+W)*(V+W))+SQRT(H*H+(V*2-W)*(V*2-W))*2)*INT((P-1)/3)+L)*2

Lug Lock Lacing

Length = (H+V+W×(P−1)+√(H²+(V−W)²)×(P−2)+√(H²+((V+W)÷2)²)+L)×2

=(H+V+W*(P-1)+SQRT(H*H+(V-W)*(V-W))*(P-2)+SQRT(H*H+(V+W)/2*(V+W)/2)+L)*2

Lug Loop Back Lacing

Length = (H+W×P+√(H²+(V−W)²)×1.05×(P−1)+L)×2

=(H+W*P+SQRT(H*H+(V-W)*(V-W))*1.05*(P-1)+L)*2

(This approximates 5% longer diagonals to allow for loop backs)

Lug Segmented Lacing

Lace 1 (Shorter segment):

Length = (H+W×INT(P÷2)+√(H²+(V−W)²)×INT(P÷2−1)+L)×2

=(H+W*INT(P/2)+SQRT(H*H+(V-W)*(V-W))*INT(P/2-1)+L)*2

Lace 2 (Longer segment):

Length = (H+W×INT((P+1)÷2)+√(H²+(V−W)²)×INT((P−1)÷2)+L)×2

=(H+W*INT((P+1)/2)+SQRT(H*H+(V-W)*(V-W))*INT((P-1)/2)+L)*2

(For even numbers of lug pairs, both formulas work out the same)

Lug Shoe Shop Lacing

Length = (H+W×P+L)×2+√(H²+(V−W)²)×(P×2−3)+√(H²+(V×(P−1)−W)²)

=(H+W*P+L)*2+SQRT(H*H+(V-W)*(V-W))*(P*2-3)+SQRT(H*H+(V*(P-1)-W)*(V*(P-1)-W))

Lug Spider Web Lacing

Length = (H+(V+√(H²+(V+V+W)²)×(P−2)+W×(P−1)+L)×2

=(H+(V+SQRT(H*H+(V+V+W)*(V+V+W))*(P-2)+W*(P-1)+L)*2

Lug Twistie Lacing

Length = (H+W×P+√(H²+(V−W)²)×1.07×(P−1)+L)×2

=(H+W*P+SQRT(H*H+(V-W)*(V-W))*1.07*(P-1)+L)*2

(This approximates 7% longer diagonals to allow for twists)

Lug Zipper Lacing

Length = ((H+√(H²+(V+W)²)×(P−1))×1.03+W×P+L)×2

=((H+SQRT(H*H+(V+W)*(V+W))*(P-1))*1.03+W*P+L)*2

(This approximates 3% longer segments to allow for knots)

NOTE: These forumlas are theoretically accurate, but in practice they will be out a little depending on the accuracy of any approximations, the diameter of the eyelets, depth of the eyelets, variations in distances between eyelets, thickness of the laces, elasticity of the laces, how tightly they are laced, how complex a knot is used, the curvature of the top of your foot, even the thickness of your socks!

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