Boot Lacing

By Darxus@ChaosReigns.com, Mon Jul 19 22:58:21 EDT 1999

This document attempts to depict some neat ways of lacing boots. Ladder lacing (#1) is pretty common. #2 is something I came up w/ today. #3 is a combination of #1 & #2 I haven't tried, but I thought would be fun to demonstrate combinations.

These layouts are specifically for boots w/ 8 pairs of holes. The patterns can easily be extrapolated to whatever you want.

1st row is at the toe
last row is at the top of the boot
outside = what you actually see
inside = what you'd see if you were in the boot

 
#1 ladder lacing:
 
outside  inside

  O--O   O  O
         |   \
  O--O   O  O|
           / /
  O--O   O |O
        /  \
  O--O  |O  O
        \ \
  O--O   O| O
          /  \
  O--O   O  O|
           / /
  O--O   O |O
         | \
 -O  O-  O  O
 

#2 what I like

outside  inside
  
  O  O   O--O
   \/    
   /\
  O  O   O  O
          \/
          /\
  O  O   O  O
   \/
   /\
  O  O   O  O
          \/
          /\
  O  O   O  O
   \/   
   /\
  O  O   O  O
          \/
          /\
 -O  O-  O  O
 
 
  O  O   O  O
 
 
#3 combination of #1 & #2

outside  inside

  O--O    O  O
          |   \
          |   |
  O--O    O  O|
            / |
            | /
  O--O    O |O
          | |
          | \
  O  O    O  O
   \/   
   /\   
  O  O    O  O
           \/
           /\
  O  O    O  O
   \/   
   /\   
 -O  O-   O  O
       
       
  O  O    O  O

Yes, I was bored.

I'd show you how I tie my shoes too, but I think that'd be a bit much in ascii :)

More lacing info at:


From: loopster
Date: Fri, 30 Jun 2000 08:57:21 US/Pacific
Subject: bored lacing

i was looking at your site and thought i'd share with you the way i lace my boots. My boots stay tight and feel good (well to me they do.) I just square knot at the top and tuck the rest into the boot.

Loopy Ladder Lacing:

outside  inside

 O--O
 O  O
 |  |
 O  O     O==O
 |  |
 O  O     O==O
 |  |
 O  O     O==O
 |  |
 O  O     O==O
 |  |
 O  O     O==O
 |  |
 O  O     O==O
 |  |
 O  O     O==O
 |  |
 O  O     O==O
 |  |
 O  O     O==O

Date Tue, 14 Aug 2001 16:04:28 -0400 (EDT)
From Marques Johansson <displague@displague.com>
Subject lacing i got in italy with new shoes (not featured here)
outside   inside
-------   -------
 o--o      o o
            \ |
 o--o      o o
            \ |
 o--o      o o
            \ |
 o--o      o o
          |   |
-o  o-     o o
the one side is just looped straight out the end, while the other side of the lace does all the work... ofcourse the diagonals would go the other way on the other shoe.

i've included a helpful reference image :)

italian lacing


Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2001 16:55:51 -0400 (EDT)
From: Marques Johansson <displague@displague.com>
Subject: lacing a friend got in italy with new shoes (featured here)

notice the nice italian leather used in sneakers.. even italian nikes use this look and material.

i think mine may have come this way - maybe not.. i still think my shoes are laced cooler.

outside   inside
-------   -------
 o--o      o o(a)
            \
 o--o      o o
            \
 o--o      o o   (does this shoe appear crooked on your terminal too?)
            \
 o--o      o o
            \
-o  o-  (b)o o

the other end of the (inner) lace connects a to b, running visible the whole way up.

i've included --- yet another --- helpful reference image :)

italian lacing


Ian's Shoelace Site - Lacing Your Shoes - fully graphical illustrations of even more lacing methods
Tue Aug 23 10:21:21 EDT 2005

Yesterday I relaced my boots uncreatively.


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