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Spider Web Lacing

Like an angled version of Ladder Lacing, this decorative method is also worn on military boots. The laces weave vertically and diagonally, forming an intricate "web".

Diagram for 8 pairs of eyelets

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Lacing Technique:

• Begin straight across on the inside (grey section) and out through the second-from-bottom set of eyelets.

• The ends run straight down the sides and in through the bottom set of eyelets.

• The ends cross over and run diagonally up and out through the next vacant set of eyelets.

• At each eyelet pair, the ends run straight down and feed under the vertical lace sections below before crossing over and continuing diagonally up and out through the next higher set of eyelets. Repeat until lacing is completed.

Decorative look
Firm & tight
Harder to tighten
11% shorter ends (approx.)

• This lacing looks particularly effective on high boots with many eyelets, especially when contrasting laces are used.

• Tall boots with a very wide spacing between the sides display the maximum area of woven shoelace "spider web".

Spider Web Lacing Gallery
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Black Puma Frankenclydes with Spider Web Lacing
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Shoelace Lengths for Spider Web Lacing
Pairs of eyelets: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Length needed: (N/A) 75 cm
30 inch
90 cm
36 inch
105 cm
41 inch
120 cm
47 inch
135 cm
53 inch
150 cm
59 inch
Lengths available: 27" 36" 40" 45" 54" 63"
Comparative Length:
Longer shoelaces needed than those for basic Criss Cross Lacing.
Shorter ends if existing shoelaces are re-used (−11% on average).
• These are approximate shoelace lengths for using this lacing on an average sized sneaker.
• For more accurate lengths, use the Shoelace Length Calculator.

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Related Links
Lug Spider Web Lacing Lug Spider Web Lacing

Same lacing method for shoes with lugs instead of eyelets.

Ladder Lacing Ladder Lacing

Similar technique with laces looping under vertical sections.

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