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Starburst Lacing

With all vertical segments hidden on the inside and all diagonal segments on the outside crossing at the middle of the shoe, the result looks like a Starburst.

Diagram for 8 pairs of eyelets
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Lacing Technique -
- for 3, 4, 7, 8, 11, 12 pairs of eyelets:

• Begin straight across on the outside (grey section) and in through the middle eyelets.
(For even numbers of eyelet pairs, use the eyelets just below the middle).

• Both ends run straight down on the inside and out through the next lower set of eyelets.

• Cross the ends diagonally upwards, running under the middle section, then feed in through the next vacant set of eyelets up the shoe.

• Both ends run straight up on the inside and out through the next higher set of eyelets.

• Cross the ends diagonally downwards, running under the middle section, then feed in through the next vacant set of eyelets down the shoe.

• Continue running vertically on the inside and diagonally on the outside with progressively taller crossovers until lacing is completed.

Features:
Decorative look
Top opens wide
Loose fit
18% longer ends (approx.)
Notes

This lacing method, like most decorative methods, is more difficult to tighten. Luckily, this method has the advantage that the top is like a V-neck tee-shirt. Once the knot is untied, the top of the shoe can be opened wide to easily slip the foot in or out without needing to loosen or re-tighten all of the lacing.



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Puma Faas 550s with Starburst Lacing
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Shoelace Lengths for Starburst Lacing
Pairs of eyelets: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Length needed: 63 cm
25 inch
75 cm
30 inch
78 cm
31 inch
94 cm
37 inch
98 cm
39 inch
119 cm
47 inch
123 cm
48 inch
Lengths available: 27" 27" 27" | 36" 36" 40" 45" 45"
Comparative Length:
Shorter shoelaces needed than those for basic Criss Cross Lacing.
Longer ends if existing shoelaces are re-used (+18% 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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