This very popular method forms a decorative lattice in the middle of the lacing. The laces are crossed at a steep angle, allowing them to be woven through each other.
Lacing Technique – 8 pairs, Variation 1 – Verticals at top/bottom
• Begin straight across on the outside (grey section) and in through the bottom eyelets.
• Both ends run straight up on the inside and out through the next higher set of eyelets.
• The left (blue) end runs diagonally up and right on the outside, feeding in through the eyelet three rows higher up the shoe (skip past two rows), then continues straight up on the inside and out through the next higher eyelet.
• The now-right (blue) end runs diagonally down and left on the outside, feeding in through the lowest vacant eyelet at bottom-left before continuing straight up on the inside and out through the next higher eyelet.
• The now-left (blue) end runs diagonally up and right on the outside, feeding in through the second-from-top-right eyelet.
• Switching to the right (yellow) end, follow a mirror-image of the above path to fill the remaining eyelets. At each intersection of a blue segment, alternate crossing under or over for a nicely woven result.
• Finally, both ends run straight up on the inside and out through the top eyelets.
Tricky to tighten
24% longer ends (approx.)
• It's easier to do the weaving and get all the “overpasses” and “underpasses” correct by firstly completing the left (blue) end, then weaving the right (yellow) end through.
• With 6 pairs of eyelets, variation 2 has double verticals on the inside, which gives the same external appearance as variation 1 but which consumes more shoelace length.
• With 8 pairs of eyelets, triple verticals on the inside result in a four-way lattice.
• With 10 pairs of eyelets, either single or quadruple verticals result in a five-way lattice.
• With 11+ pairs of eyelets, two or more complete three-way lattices can be joined end-to-end.
Shoelace Lengths for Lattice Lacing
|Pairs of eyelets:||6 (a)||6 (b)||7 (a)||7 (b)||8 (a)||8 (b)||8 (c)|
|Length needed:||108 cm
Shorter shoelaces needed than those for basic Criss Cross Lacing.
Longer ends if existing shoelaces are re-used (+24% on average).
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