Hash Lacing (lug version)

Lug Hash Lacing

A lug version of Hash Lacing. When used on modern boots and sneakers with a wide gap between the sides, the result resembles a diagonal series of hash “#” symbols.

Diagram for 4 pairs of lugs

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Lacing Technique

• Begin straight across the bottom (grey section) and in through the top of both bottom lugs.

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


Decorative look

Harder to tighten

9% shorter ends (approx.)


The essential difference between Lug Hash Lacing and basic Lug Criss Cross Lacing is that the shoelaces take the opposite path through the lugs, that is, feeding in through the top (heel end) of the lugs and out through the bottom (toe end) of the lugs.

Shoelace Lengths for Lug Hash Lacing

Pairs of lugs: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Length needed: 75 cm
30 inch
89 cm
35 inch
102 cm
40 inch
115 cm
45 inch
128 cm
51 inch
142 cm
56 inch
155 cm
61 inch
Lengths available: 27" 36" 40" 45" 54" 54" 63"

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.

Shorter ends if existing shoelaces are re-used (−9% on average).

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