Perspective Lacing

This decorative lacing has overlapping segments running at varying slopes similar to Progressive Lacing, forming a sideways perspective grid.

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 - 8 pairs

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

• The left (blue) end runs diagonally up and right and feeds in through the eyelet just above the middle-right (skip past three eyelets), then continues straight down on the inside and out through the next lower eyelet.

• The right (blue) end then runs diagonally up and left and in through the top-left eyelet.

• The right (yellow) end forms a series of diagonal sections on the outside and vertical sections on the inside (as follows): Run left and up one eyelet (outside), up one eyelet (inside), right and up three eyelets (outside), up one eyelet (inside), left and down two eyelets (outside), down one eyelet (inside), right and down two eyelets (outside), up one eyelet (inside), left and up three eyelets (outside), up one eyelet (inside), right and up (outside) and in through the top-right eyelet.

Features

Decorative

Tricky to tighten

End lengths shift

20% 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 that reinforces the perspective (see below).

Outward perspective

Perspective vanishing point towards outside Perspective vanishing point towards outside

Lace one shoe as above and the other shoe in reverse, with the perspective vanishing points towards the outside. This gives the illusion that the feet are leaning outwards (see main gallery photo below).


Inward perspective

Perspective vanishing point towards inside Perspective vanishing point towards inside

Lace one shoe as above and the other shoe in reverse, with the perspective vanishing points towards the inside (between the ankles). This gives the illusion that the feet are leaning inwards (see second gallery photo below).


Shoelace Lengths for Perspective 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
106 cm
42 inch
109 cm
43 inch
122 cm
48 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 (+20% on average).

More details.

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