Criss Cross Lacing (lug version)

Lug Lacing (pic)

A lug version of Criss Cross Lacing. This is the “standard” method of lacing shoes and boots that come with lugs instead of eyelets. The laces simply criss-cross as they work their way up the shoe.

Four pairs of lugs
Pairs
5
4
3
2
Flip
Step
6
5
4
3
2
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Lacing Technique

• Begin straight across the bottom (grey section) and up through both bottom lugs.

• At each pair of lugs, cross the ends and feed up through the next higher set of lugs. Repeat until lacing is completed.

Features

Traditional look

Simple to lace

Comfortable

Uninteresting

Notes

This lug lacing method is closely related to seven different eyelet lacing methods:

All of these eyelet lacing methods follow the same “outline”, with the only difference being the direction the shoelaces run through the eyelets (between the inside and outside of the shoe). With lugs, there is no “inside” or “outside”, so this lacing is effectively a simplified version of each of them.

Shoe lacing photo

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Shoelace Lengths for Lug Criss Cross Lacing

Pairs of
eyelets
Approximate
length needed
8 pairs144 cm57 in
7 pairs132 cm52 in
6 pairs121 cm48 in
5 pairs109 cm43 in
4 pairs97 cm38 in
3 pairs85 cm34 in
2 pairs73 cm29 in

NOTE: These are approximate shoelace lengths for using this lacing on an average sized sneaker. For more accurate lengths, use the Shoelace Length Calculator.

Comparative Length

• The length of shoelace required for Lug Criss Cross Lacing is the “baseline” length against which all other lug lacing methods are compared.

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