Double Back Lacing (lug version)

Lug Lacing (pic)

A lug version of Double Back Lacing. Although terribly awkward to tighten, this method looks interesting, holds very firmly, and can also be used if you're desperate to shorten long lace ends.

Four pairs of lugs
Pairs
5
4
3
Flip
Step
6
5
4
3
2
1
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Lacing Technique

• Begin straight across (grey section) and down through the second row of lugs from the top of the shoe.

• Cross the ends and feed down through the fourth row of lugs, skipping the third row.

• Continue down the shoe two rows of lugs at a time.

• At the bottom, double back and work back up the shoe, criss-crossing and feeding up through the vacant lugs.

Features

Stays very tight

Terribly awkward

“Shortens” ends

Shoelace Lengths for Lug Double Back Lacing

Pairs of
eyelets
Approximate
length needed
“Shortens”
ends by
8 pairs152 cm60 in–4.0 cm–1.6 in
7 pairs139 cm55 in–3.4 cm–1.3 in
6 pairs126 cm50 in–2.7 cm–1.1 in
5 pairs113 cm45 in–2.1 cm–0.8 in
4 pairs100 cm39 in–1.5 cm–0.6 in
3 pairs87 cm34 in–0.8 cm–0.3 in
2 pairs74 cm29 in–0.2 cm–0.1 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

• Longer shoelaces needed than those for basic Lug Criss Cross Lacing.

• If the original shoelaces are re-used, this method effectively shortens the ends.

More details about length comparisons.

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