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    Different Ways To Lace Shoes - 3

    Different Ways To Lace Shoes - 3




     


    4. Straight (Bar) Lacing
    Often referred to as "Fashion Lacing" or "Lydiard Lacing"


    This variation of Straight Lacing eliminates the underlying diagonals, which looks neater plus relieves pressure on the top ridge of the foot.



    Lacing Technique:

    1. The lace runs straight across the bottom (grey section) and the ends are fed into both bottom eyelets.
    2. One end of the lace (yellow end) runs straight up the right side, emerges and runs straight across the second set of eyelets.
    3. Both ends now run straight up the left side, each skipping one eyelet before emerging two eyelets higher up.
    4. Continue running both ends across the shoe, then straight up two eyelets at a time, until one end reaches the top.
    5. The other end then runs straight across the second last set of eyelets, then straight up to the top.

    Features:

    # Comfortable
    # Even number of eyelet pairs = Neat look
    # Odd number of eyelet pairs = Messy look


    NOTE:
    Straight (Bar) Lacing only works correctly on shoes with even numbers of eyelet pairs (eg. 6 pairs = 12 eyelets). This is because an even number of passes across the shoe is needed for the lace ends to meet and to be tied together. Shoes with an odd number of eyelet pairs (eg. 7 pairs = 14 eyelets) finish with the lace ends diagonally opposite each other at the top of the shoe.

    Despite this limitation, Straight (Bar) Lacing is very popular. It's therefore not surprising that people have developed all sorts of ways to get it to work on shoes with odd numbers of eyelet pairs (eg. the grey Puma sneakers at left).

    In addition, this lacing allows the shoe sides to come completely together without interruption, resulting in less bunching and corrugation of the shoe uppers.

    Sports / Military Advice:
    Like other straight lacing methods, Straight (Bar) Lacing has an additional benefit for sporting or military use: The upper horizontal sections of shoelace can be quickly cut through with a knife or scissors in order to more easily remove a boot from a broken, sprained or otherwise injured ankle or foot. I've been told that Straight (Bar) Lacing is the method of choice for the Canadian Armed Forces on shoes and ankle boots (though not on combat boots).

    Note that most military forces have regulations for just about everything, so I'd recommend that military personnel check before they adopt this, or any other, possible non-regulation lacing method!



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    4.1 Straight (Bar) Lacing
    Odd Workarounds

    As mentioned above, Straight (Bar) Lacing only works correctly on shoes with even numbers of eyelet pairs. On shoes with odd numbers of eyelet pairs, the ends don't meet at the top, instead ending up diagonally across from each other. Here's several common workarounds, using a shoe with seven pairs of eyelets as an example.

    One



    Ends Tucked In
    Firstly, you can accept the fact that the lace ends don't meet and simply tuck them into the shoe.


    Two



    Skip One Eyelet Pair
    Another solution is to simply not use either the top or the bottom pair of eyelets. Using only an even number of eyelet pairs avoids the odd limitation.

    It's also possible to skip a pair of eyelets somewhere in the middle, which breaks the lacing into two sections.


    Three



    One Diagonal
    Use a single diagonal crossover at either the top or bottom of the lacing. At the top, it's less noticeable due to the bows & shoelace ends. At the bottom, you can also run the diagonal around the inside of the tongue, making it invisible at the expense of some slight discomfort.


    Four



    One Crossover
    Instead of trying to hide a single diagonal, this alternative makes a feature out of a single crossover, similar to the look of Over Under Lacing. Once again, this crossover can be added at the top, bottom or somewhere in the middle of the lacing.


    Five



    Cut and Tie Off
    Similar to the single diagonal shown above, the shoelace can be cut and the ends tied off on opposite sides of the shoe. In this diagram, the knotted ends are hidden underneath the bottom left eyelet and the second from bottom right eyelet.


    Six



    Double Overlap
    This unusual solution works by doubling up the laces through the second from bottom pair of eyelets. Because it's near the bottom of the shoe, any difficulty with tightening this section is not so noticeable as the shoe doesn't need to open wide at that point.


    Seven



    Double Overlap
    This unusual solution works by doubling up the laces through the second from bottom pair of eyelets. Because it's near the bottom of the shoe, any difficulty with tightening this section is not so noticeable as the shoe doesn't need to open wide at that point.


    Eight



    Across and Back
    The second from bottom straight section runs across left-to-right (on top), then right-to-left (underneath), passing under itself on the left side. The underlying section is fairly well hidden by the straight section on top.

    This is the preferred method for dress shoes with three pairs of eyelets, with the lacing running across & back under the middle pair of eyelets.


    Nine



    Twice Through Top Eyelet
    Lace the shoe normally, then at the top of the shoe, feed both ends out through the same top eyelet (in this case, the top-left). Feed one end across and through the opposite eyelet (in this case, the top-right), then back again to meet the other end in the middle. This double-crossover is fairly well hidden once the laces are knotted.


    Ten



    Combine with Lock Lacing
    Lace normally up to the second pair of eyelets from the top, then finish with a High Lace Lock through the top two pairs of eyelets. Although this doesn't look as neat, it does pull the lacing extra tight. See the Lock Lacing page for more information.

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