List of cons (this comes from experience):
- they are messy under the tongue
- they dont work well if the tongue have elastic tongue-centering straps
- will not fly on lug lace holes
- They dont look good on athletic shoes
Step 1: The Bottom
Step 2: Work Your Way Up
I got the finished result after repeating step 1 one time. It may be more or less depending on how many pairs of holes are on each side.
Step 3: Hints and Tips
Picture one is a neat diagram of the lacing style I found on Ian's shoelace site. Note that all diagonal lacing is to be under the tongue of the shoe, otherwise, you ruin the whole bar lacing effect.
Picture two is a common error most people make. Dont lace your shoes all the way, let a hole be blank, unless you have an even number of holes.
A big tip is that if your shoes have a lace loop on the middle on the tongue, dont lace through that loop...