Knotted Segment Lacing (lug version)
• Begin with a shoelace that's slightly longer than the original lace.
• Use standard Lug Criss Cross Lacing to about the middle of the shoe.
• Tighten this “lower” segment as tightly or loosely as you prefer. For example, tighten more if you have narrow feet, less if you have wide feet.
• To permanently set the tightness, tie a Reef Knot at this point, ie:
- Left end over Right end & through;
- Right end over Left end & through.
• Continue the “Lug Criss Cross lacing” to the top of the shoe. This “upper” segment is then the only part that is tightened and loosened, with the tension set independently of the “lower” segment.
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Shoelace Lengths for Lug Knotted Segment Lacing
|8 pairs||147 cm||58 in||–1.3 cm||–0.5 in|
|7 pairs||135 cm||53 in||–1.3 cm||–0.5 in|
|6 pairs||123 cm||49 in||–1.3 cm||–0.5 in|
|5 pairs||111 cm||44 in||–1.3 cm||–0.5 in|
|4 pairs||100 cm||39 in||–1.3 cm||–0.5 in|
|3 pairs||88 cm||35 in||–1.3 cm||–0.5 in|
|2 pairs||76 cm||30 in||–1.3 cm||–0.5 in|
• 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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