Double Sided Lacing
Using two flat shoelaces on top of each other, or using a single shoelace with different colors on the front and back, will alternate those colors up the shoe.
• Start with two different colored flat shoelaces, each the correct length for that shoe.
• Hold both flat shoelaces together to resemble a double-thickness, double-sided shoelace.
• Using that double-sided shoelace, lace the shoe normally as per Criss Cross Lacing. At each set of eyelets, folding the laces carefully will alternate the color that sits uppermost.
• At the top of the shoe, once again hold the two ends at each side together as though they are one double-thickness shoelace and tie a regular Shoelace Knot.
Harder to tighten
Harder to tie
• When using two laces, ensure that they are fairly thin because each eyelet has to accommodate two layers of shoelace.
• To make tying easier, leave the ends of one color shoelace tucked into the top of the shoe and only tie with the remaining ends of the other color.
Double Sided Lacing Variations
The technique shown above is effectively a double sided variation of Criss Cross Lacing. However, the same double sided concept can be applied to any lacing method to turn it into a bi-color variation with alternating colors. See below for some photos of variations.
Shoelace Lengths for Double Sided Lacing
|Pairs of eyelets:||2||3||4||5||6||7||8|
|Length needed for each color:||71 cm
Identical length shoelaces to those for basic Criss Cross Lacing.
Mr Lacy Clubbies Shoelaces
These double-sided shoelaces from Mr Lacy are called “Clubbies” because they feature the team colors of popular soccer clubs. Creates the same bi-colored effect without the hassle of tightening and tying doubled-up shoelaces.
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