Double Back Lacing
This method looks interesting plus holds very firmly, but is terribly awkward to tighten. The lacing first runs down the shoe, then doubles back up the shoe.
Lacing Technique – Variation 1 – Hidden verticals at bottom
• Begin straight across on the outside (grey section) and in through the second-from-top set of eyelets.
• Cross the ends and feed in through the second-lower set of eyelets (skip past one set of eyelets).
• Continue down the shoe two sets of eyelets at a time.
• At the bottom, run each lace end vertically between the bottom and second-from-bottom eyelets.
• Double back and work back up the shoe, criss-crossing through the vacant sets of eyelets.
• Variation 1 has hidden verticals at the bottom.
• Variation 2 has a visible crossover at the bottom, which needs slightly longer shoelaces.
Stays very tight
6% longer ends (approx.)
Shoelace Lengths for Double Back Lacing
|Pairs of eyelets:||2||3||4||5||6||7||8|
|Length needed:||(N/A)||63 cm
Shorter shoelaces needed than those for basic Criss Cross Lacing.
Longer ends if existing shoelaces are re-used (+6% on average).
Double Back Lacing Feedback
Before going to your website my shoelaces were outrageously big (52cm) and i was always tripping over them. I tried tying the Double Back Lacing and now my shoelaces are 45cm when they are untied, and only 15 cm with an Ian knot.
– Brendan K., Melbourne, Australia, Nov-2004
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