Hash Lacing (lug version)

Lug Lacing (pic)

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.

Four pairs of lugs
Pairs
5
4
3
Flip
Step
6
5
4
3
2
1
0

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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.

Features

Decorative look

Harder to tighten

“Shortens” ends

Notes

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.

Shoe lacing photo

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Shoelace Lengths for Lug Hash Lacing

Pairs of
eyelets
Approximate
length needed
“Shortens”
ends by
8 pairs152 cm60 in–3.8 cm–1.5 in
7 pairs139 cm55 in–3.2 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 cm40 in–1.6 cm–0.6 in
3 pairs87 cm34 in–1.1 cm–0.4 in
2 pairs74 cm29 in–0.5 cm–0.2 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.

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