My hiking boots were needing some less bedraggled laces and I knew I had some in a junk drawer. So I dug them out and unleashed them from the package to discover they must have been about 8' long*. Really, I must either start reading the labels better, or get around to learning just how long a mm is (it's been over 30 years since we went metric, I've had the time, I'm sure...)
Not wanting to waste them, even if they did likely come from the dollar store, I set about figuring a way to use them. Without tripping over the ends. Somewhere in my bookmarks, I had a site for shoelace designs. Creativity was beckoning me. In small measures.
I am usually pretty lazy when it comes to lacing up my shoes, and can be quite dyslexic enough just with the usual criss cross - I have been known to cross criss halfway up. But these lacing patterns just look so cool, I thought I should challenge my dexterity.
for more interesting lacing patterns see sneaker freaker
these were my favourites.
*yes, I've been known to exaggerate