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How to Straight Bar Lace your shoes Professor Shoelace

G'day everyone, Ian Fieggen here, also known as quot;Professor Shoelacequot;. Today's tutorial is about Straight Bar Lacing, so named because it forms a series of straight horizontal bars across the shoe. Although some people think it's like the vertical bars of a prison cell, but, you can make up your own mind about that.

It's also known as quot;Lydiard Lacingquot;, named after the legendary running coach Arthur Lydiard, who recommended it for reducing pressure on the upper ridge of the foot. In fact, if you compare it to something like . Straight European, which also has straight sections, but it's got this underlying zigzag, now those underlying bits are obviously

what's going to be pressed into the foot. So . having . no underlying sections makes it a bit more comfortable, not to mention looking more uncluttered, it . a lot of people use this on dress shoes or, just on sneakers, 'cos, hey, it look pretty cool! So . That's what it looks like, let's see how it's laced.

I've got us set up here on a simple sneaker. And . you can see I've started already with the lacing running straight across the bottom and in through both bottom eyelets. Now we begin with one end. I'm taking the left end and running it straight up the inside and out through the next higher eyelet. Then I continue straight across the shoe

and in through the adjacent eyelet. Now the idea is we've got both ends on the same side and we can run straight up the inside, straight across the outside, straight up the inside, straight across the outside, and so forth if you've got more eyelets. So I'll take the lowest end, go straight up two eyelets,

and out through the first . vacant eyelet. Again . this one goes in through there, so up two, and again, out through the first vacant eyelet. Now we run straight across on the outside, and in through the adjacent eyelet. Again, straight across the outside, and in through the adjacent eyelet. I'll just neaten that up there.

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