Most shoes have 6 eyelets on each side of the tongue that are used to fit standard laces.  The bottom one, normally does not keep your shoe fasten, as is used for the return of a standard lace. The bottom three laces will not need to be unfasten to take off the shoe.  The crucial part is the top eyelets beause this is where the laces actually fastened your shoe to your foot.  When using SIMPLE-LACES, start from the top.  You may not need the bottom one or two. This gives you an extra lace to use later.


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Straight Bar Lacing:

Also referred to as "Lydiard Lacing" or "Fashion Lacing", this variation of Straight Lacing eliminates the underlying diagonals, which looks neater plus relieves pressure on the top ridge of the foot.

Other shoe companies

We know that finding shoes that fit is difficult.  Here are some options.


Zappos Adaptive:

You can find different styles of shoes that only require one hand to fasten.


Wider shoes:


This is my free advertisement for those whose work you see in this website.


1&1 is my host.  They are very good and easy to work with.


Photos are by Dallas Poore and Tomas Del Amo.  Great photgraphers. You can check them out at and


Art work is done by Deborah Goss.  She is fantastic to work with and very creative. Check her out at


Video is done by Len Savage. Check him out at  He also videos the monthly San Diego Filmakers meeting.


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