^^^^^^ very good point DB. OP, my strap will slide from one side to the other without removing it. Look at the top, it may be that the middle metal between both rings may not go all the way to the top (like mine) and you can slide it to whatever side you want. I do mine using both so I lace left then right then left until I get to the end. Which is the 7/8" and in that case you do not have to move it at all. If you want to use 3/4" then it needs to be moved to the rear one. And as DB said, make sure your other side is the same.