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"It's also quick-release, so it might ___ even need to be slit open."I lost a "not" in there: it might >not< even need to be slit open.Anyhow, here's a combination answer to both Gtoal and Richie007: you can start outside the top eyelets as Richie007 likes, continue by coming up above them rather than below them, complete the lacing with a pattern that has all horizontals outside the leather for a quick cutoff such as concerned Gtoal. See the photos.
"It's also quick-release, so it might ___ even need to be slit open."I lost a "not" in there: it might >not< even need to be slit open.
Once again I run into the limitation here that older comments can't accept replies. This is in response to Gtoal's comment about knife access.There's a variation on Ukrainian Lacing which, though this wasn't the reason I thought of it, keeps every crossover outside the leather and thus has the benefit of being easy to slit open in such a situation. (It's also quick-release, so it might even need to be slit open.) Of course you'd need to finish off the lacing with a pattern, such as Straight Bar, that keeps the crossovers outside the leather for the rest of the way down.
Update: I won't solve the side knotting problem, because VitG already did. It's intrinsic in the basic design.Put the shoe on, pull the tying loops until the starting knot is taut, work the starting knot over to the side where you want it, re-balance the initial horizontal connector so that the tying loops both extend equally to the side where you want the knot, and tie your knot there.
trying to figure out a side-knotted version myself; no success yetMy reason is that I'm a stiff old man and reaching down to my shoelaces to tie them is a literal pain; with a side knot on the medial (hiking) side I can put each foot across the opposite knee and reach the knots easily.
Wow, it posted no problem, so I'll get reckless and try attaching the photo.
Fourth try to post this … sorry if it appears more than once. It's in reply to Richie007's post about starting over the top holes, but when I submit it as a reply, it disappears, which is odd, because my reply to Riscyg's post went straight through.Anyhow, there are two ways to continue after starting outside the top eyelets: by drawing the lace halves upward above or below the crossbar. The results have differences in appearance and function.In the first two posting attempts I attached my photograph of one shoe done each eay, but maybe that's why they failed to take, so sorry, no photo.
It's also on Ian's Shoelace Site at http://fieggen.com/shoelace as the Surgeon's Shoelace Knot, along with a couple other procedures that make the same finished knot.
It's also on Ian's Shoelace Site at http://fieggen.com/shoelac as the Surgeon's Shoelace Knot, along with a couple other procedures that make the same finished knot.