Gap Lacing – This simple variation of Criss Cross Lacing skips a crossover to create a gap in the middle of the lacing, either to bypass a sensitive area on the instep or to increase ankle flexibility.
• Begin straight across on the inside and out through the bottom eyelets.
• At each eyelet pair, cross the ends, feeding under the sides and out through the next higher set of eyelets. Repeat until the ends are below the sensitive area (or ankle area).
• The ends are run straight up the sides to the next higher set of eyelets, creating the gap.
• Starting above the sensitive area (or ankle area), resume criss-crossing up the shoe until lacing is completed.
1 For normal use, skip one crossover, with the verticals on the outside.
2 For a slightly tighter fit, skip one crossover, with the verticals on the inside.
3 For a larger sensitive area or for a looser fit, skip two crossovers.
Allows more flex
15% longer ends (approx.)