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Shoe lacing

StylenotFashion

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While I have seen Ian's Shoelace site
for the 'how to's'....

is anyone aware of or IF there any protocols,rules, or guides as to what type of lacing to use with a specific shoe?

Even hole Bal's
" " Derby's

Odd hole Bal's
" " Derby's

Boots ???


Thanks
 

Wes Bourne

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For me,
-bal/oxford: straight
-blucher/derby: criss cross

^ I lace my shoes and boots (don't own bal boots yet though) that way for no other reason than bals/oxfords look weird with criss cross lacing and bluchers/derbies look weird with straight lacing.
 

Zenny

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Straight lacing on Bals
Straight or Criss Cross on Bluchers (depending on the shoe)
Lattice Lacing on Sneakers

I don't think there are any rules, but thats what I think look right. Most pictures of Bals are always straight laced.
 

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whatever looks good, whatever works.

straight-lacing (crossed alternately underneath) works perfectly for even-holed bals. Problem is, most bals I like have 5 holes.

I like X-on-top lacing for certain shoes, but I have to have the laces come up at the top for the knot. call me fickle.

I have criss-cross on a pair of alden bals for no reason other than I tried several methods and it looked/worked the best.

I don't understand any lacing other than criss-cross on sneakers. I hate straight lacing on sneakers.
 

Zenny

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Originally Posted by Tarmac
whatever looks good, whatever works.

straight-lacing (crossed alternately underneath) works perfectly for even-holed bals. Problem is, most bals I like have 5 holes.

I like X-on-top lacing for certain shoes, but I have to have the laces come up at the top for the knot. call me fickle.

I have criss-cross on a pair of alden bals for no reason other than I tried several methods and it looked/worked the best.

I don't understand any lacing other than criss-cross on sneakers. I hate straight lacing on sneakers.



This is the lacing I use for sneakers

http://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/latticelacing.htm
 

binge

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I usually do the strait lacing on closed-laced shoes and crossed lacing on open-laced shoes, but I do have one pair of each where I have gone the opposite. It comes down to which one I think looks better for that particular shoe.
 

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