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

how do you lace your shoes?

straight across, as pictured
criss-cross style
loafers/ without laces

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?


[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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