• Begin straight across on the inside (grey section) and out through the bottom eyelets.
• At each eyelet pair, the ends are given one complete twist in the middle of the shoe before continuing to the opposite sides.
• The ends are fed under the sides and out through the next higher set of eyelets.
• Repeat until lacing is completed.
Keeps lacing tight
Harder to loosen
6% shorter ends (approx.)
Twistie Lacing looks best on shoes with thick, round shoelaces – especially light colored laces on dark colored shoes. These accentuate the fact that the shoelaces are twisted together rather than simply crossing over each other.
Shoelace Lengths for Twistie Lacing
|Pairs of eyelets:||2||3||4||5||6||7||8|
|Length needed:||71 cm
Longer shoelaces needed than those for basic Criss Cross Lacing.
Shorter ends if existing shoelaces are re-used (−6% on average).
Here in the UK the shop assistant normally laces them up for us. They ALWAYS go for the criss cross. Next time I get some shoes I'm going to ask them to do a twistie, and when they look at me puzzled I'll give them a swift kick to the jugular. I think as part of their training they should learn many different methods, they need to appreciate that lacing shoes isnt a chore, it's more of an art form! You with me!?
– Dave C., UK, Jan-2007
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