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on lacing style [May. 22nd, 2007|11:00 am]
matt
Poll #989507 lacing shoes?

how do you lace your shoes?

straight across, as pictured
0(0.0%)
criss-cross style
5(55.6%)
loafers/ without laces
0(0.0%)
barefoot!
1(11.1%)


PIX14.jpgEver since about 6th grade or so, I've laced my laces in this style, after I was taught that the lacing style reduces pressure on the top of the foot.

I recently bought these new sneakers, which are my new "work" shoes. They came prelaced in a criss-cross style. I wore them that way for about a week, but every day my feet seemed to be bothering me.

I've now relaced them, and they feel much better. (I also think the straight laces look cooler). It's topologically interesting, too, because they use less lace material this way. Do you know how to lace them this way?

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[User Picture]From: 7patches
2007-05-22 06:10 pm (UTC)

Thanks for the reminder

I've had many foot problems and surgeries over the years. The mehtod you suggest has been recommended to me because it distributes the pressure over the instep.

Please remind me/us how to lace that way.
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[User Picture]From: hbergeronx
2007-05-22 08:43 pm (UTC)

Re: Thanks for the reminder

1. Start as you would at the bottom- pull an equal length down through the holes at the bottom.

2. On the right side, come up from below two holes up. On the left side, come up from below one hole up.

3. Take the left side ("one hole up") and pull the lace down through the matching hole on the right side. Pull that lace up through the next available hole on the right side (bypassing the one "two holes up" to the "third hole up"). You'll now have two lines of lace across the shoe, and either end of the lace out the right side.

4. Take the lower lace ("two holes up") and pull the lace down through the matching hole on the left side. Pull that lace up through the hole another "two holes up". This matches the situation at the beginning of step three, except on the other side. Continue the process of steps 3 and 4 (they switch sides each repeat) until all holes are filled.

Hope that helps, and hope I got that right! Its hard to write instructions for something you've done for a long time, but never really shown anyone.
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[User Picture]From: hbergeronx
2007-05-22 09:17 pm (UTC)

Re: Thanks for the reminder

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[User Picture]From: 7patches
2007-05-22 10:57 pm (UTC)

Re: Thanks for the reminder

Got It!
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[User Picture]From: cogshiftingman
2007-05-22 08:34 pm (UTC)
I do mine both ways, depending on how I feel it looks. I think there are several ways of doing them straight across (with straight lace on upper side, on lower side, and different laddering methods) ... I can't quite tell from the photo how you have done yours. It's interesting that there may be a pressure difference ... I hadn't ever considered that.
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[User Picture]From: hbergeronx
2007-05-23 01:23 am (UTC)
Having gone looking about on varoius sites after discovering a technical name for it (Lydiard lacing) apparently it's a big boon to runners/athletes and really does reduce pressure on the foot. There are a lot of runners on my FL so I'm sure there's an interest in it.

http://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/lacingmethods.htm has, apparently, at least 31 different fancy lacing techniques.
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[User Picture]From: cogshiftingman
2007-05-23 01:27 am (UTC)
Holy Smokes! What an excellent site. I use mainly the Straight European Lacing and the Over Under Lacing.

Good stuff!
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