Lug Infinity ∞ Lacing
Specifically for shoes with lugs, this lacing resembles a series of infinity “∞” symbols. Works best with thinner shoelaces because each lug needs to accommodate two passes of shoelace.
• Begin straight across the bottom (grey section) and up through both bottom lugs.
• Cross the ends, running diagonally across and down the shoe, feeding back into the bottom of the adjacent lug on the opposite side. There will already be a lace running through that lug, so this will be a tight fit.
• Run the ends straight up through those lugs, then continue straight up and through the next higher set of lugs up the shoe.
• Repeat crossing the ends and feeding up through lugs until lacing is completed.
Harder to tighten
No thick laces
If the shoelaces are too thick to run twice through the lugs, an alternative is Lug Ladder Lacing, which looks very similar but runs the second pass of shoelace over the lugs instead of through them.
Shoelace Lengths for Lug Infinity ∞ Lacing
|8 pairs||181 cm||71 in||–18.2 cm||–7.2 in|
|7 pairs||165 cm||65 in||–16.5 cm||–6.5 in|
|6 pairs||150 cm||59 in||–14.7 cm||–5.8 in|
|5 pairs||135 cm||53 in||–12.9 cm||–5.1 in|
|4 pairs||119 cm||47 in||–11.2 cm||–4.4 in|
|3 pairs||104 cm||41 in||–9.4 cm||–3.7 in|
|2 pairs||89 cm||35 in||–7.6 cm||–3.0 in|
• MUCH longer shoelaces needed than those for basic Lug Criss Cross Lacing.
• If the original shoelaces are re-used, this method effectively shortens the ends substantially.
The significant length difference is due to one additional crossover plus all of the double-passes through the lugs.
More details about length comparisons.
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