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Diagonal Lacing

A Step-by-Step Shoe Lacing Tutorial

About the Diagonal Method

The Diagonal lacing method forms one of the coolest shoelace designs. Also known as the “Double Helix”, this lacing style mimics DNA. The unique design of parallel lines looks especially good when you have a greater number of eyelet pairs. The Diagonal can be worn mirrored or identical.
DIFFICULTY 2/5

Diagonal Instructions

  1. 1. With the shoe facing you, slip your shoelace above the facing through the right eyelet.
  2. 2. Thread the left shoelace through the bottom left eyelet, below the facing of the shoe. Make sure the laces are even.
  3. 3. Take the left shoelace and thread it through the opposite right eyelet. Lace it so that the lace goes from the outside of the facing towards the tongue.
  4. 4. Take the right shoelace and thread it through the left eyelet.
  5. 5. Then thread it through the opposite right eyelet. Lace it so that the lace goes from the outside of the facing towards the tongue.
  6. 6. Repeat steps three through 5 until you have one set of eyelets remaining
  7. 7. Once you get to the top, lace the shoelace through the top eyelets and below the facing to allow the shoelace to lay flat.

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