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09-25-2010, 11:19 AM
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Different Lacing techniques

Wonder how some of these will do with a skate, might try some experimenting today:

1)

Features:
Allows more flex
Loose fit
Harder to tighten

2)



Evens out pressure
Reduces snagging
Messy look

3)

Features:
Keeps lacing tight
Assists tightening
Harder to loosen



These were recommended for skates:

4)

Features:
Distinctive look
Stays very tight
Harder to tighten



NOTE:
This lacing looks particularly effective on high boots with many eyelets, especially when contrasting laces are used.

[Color]Although this lacing is slightly harder to tighten, this can actually assist in getting the lacing really tight because the lower sections hold more firmly while progressing up the shoe. This makes it a great lacing to use on hiking boots, ice skates, etc.




5)





Features:
Decorative look
Holds very firmly
Harder to tighten

6)



NOTE:
Although visually messy, the underlying zig-zag makes this lacing very tight & secure. The mess is mainly noticeable on shoes and sneakers with a wide spacing (as seen in the first photo at left). On dress shoes, where the sides of the shoes are designed to meet in the middle, the underlying zig-zag will be completely hidden (as seen in the second photo at left).

In addition, this lacing allows the shoe sides to come completely together without interruption, resulting in less bunching and corrugation of the shoe uppers

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1 and 2 don't sound good, both like they're looser than normal, but any of the "stays tight" ones could be interesting. Would need some extra long laces for many of these though. Definitely interested in your results though, especially if you do find one that stays tight! I often have to tighten my skates between the 2nd and 3rd periods cause they start to feel a bit loose around my feet.

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I just did number 4 took me a little bit to figure out but feels way more supportive than the traditional cross-cross and has seemed to eliminate my tongue sliding over my boot problem.

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Haha, I completely redo my laces every time, some of those look a little excessive, at least for myself...I'm not sure the gains are going to be that noticeable

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Haha, I completely redo my laces every time, some of those look a little excessive, at least for myself...I'm not sure the gains are going to be that noticeable
You told me you have to retie your laces all the time. If one of these gnarly setups works you'd just have to lace them that way once and be done. It seems you retying your skates all the time is the excessive one.

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You might be overthinking the whole lacing your skates issue.

Remember that what you're really trying to do is lock your heel into the back of the boot and provide vertical flex around your ankle, while keeping the boot from wobbling left and right around your ankle.

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