Zig Zag Lacing
This twin-rail zig-zag is a bit like a winding road or marble race. The laces alternately run vertically on the inside or wrap around the vertical sections on the opposite side.
• Begin straight across the bottom (grey section). Note the unusual path: Feed the left end in through the bottom-left eyelet. Feed the right end out through the bottom-right eyelet.
• The left (blue) end runs straight up the inside and out through the next higher eyelet.
• The right (yellow) end runs across the shoe, under the left side, wraps around the vertical section, then back across the shoe to feed in through the next higher eyelet on the right side. The end then continues straight up the inside and out through the next higher eyelet.
• The left (blue) end does the same in reverse, running across to the right, wraps around, back across to the left, then straight up the inside.
• Repeat the above steps, alternating with the right and left ends, until both ends reach the top of the shoe, where the last segment feeds under the side and out through the top eyelet.
Laces wear more
Pattern can shift
10% shorter ends (approx.)
The left and right shoes can be laced in reverse (mirror image) to end up with a symmetrical look.
Shoelace Lengths for Zig Zag Lacing
|Pairs of eyelets:||2||3||4||5||6||7||8|
|Length needed:||72 cm
Longer shoelaces needed than those for basic Criss Cross Lacing.
Shorter ends if existing shoelaces are re-used (−10% on average).
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