About the Straight Bar Method
The symmetry and simplicity of the Straight Bar method make it a popular lacing style. This method works best with shoes that have an even number of eyelet pairs. Note that this lacing method can be difficult to tighten.
Note: If you have an odd number of eyelet pairs, begin lacing your shoelace with one lace slightly longer than the other (about 1”). When you have one remaining set of eyelets, take the longer shoelace and lace it back under the facing of the shoe. Then bring it behind the facing and through the top eyelet.