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Ian's Shoelace Site Segmented Lacing Home

This variation divides the lacing into two or more "segments",
each of which can be laced up as tightly or loosely as necessary
to achieve a comfortable yet secure fit for "difficult" shoes or feet.

Segmented Lacing
Sometimes referred to as "Zoned" lacing
Segmented Lacing

This illustration shows two segments.
You may prefer three or more segments,
or other lacing besides Criss Cross.
Lacing Technique:
1. Instead of a single long lace in each shoe, start out with two laces, each a little over half the length of the original lace.

2. The first lace is run straight across the bottom (grey section) and is laced with standard Criss Cross Lacing to about the middle of the shoe.

3. Starting from the next higher set of eyelets, the second lace is similarly laced to the top of the shoe.

4. Each "segment" is then tightened to suit your preference and knotted. For example, tighten the bottom segment more if you have narrow feet, less if you have wide feet.

Ian's Rating:
Many uses
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