Loop Back Lacing (lug version)
A lug version of Loop Back Lacing. Each side loops back on itself down the middle, rather like when two springs become intertwined. However, those loop-backs tend to shift off-centre.
• Begin straight across the bottom (grey section) and up through both bottom lugs.
• Run the left (blue) end all the way straight up through each lug on the left side of the shoe, leaving some slack between each lug and the next highest lug.
• Run the right (yellow) lace up the right side of the shoe, at each lug looping around the left (blue) loop in the middle of the shoe and back again before feeding up through the next higher lug.
Laces wear more
Loop Back lacing looks best on shoes with thick, round shoelaces, especially light colored laces on dark colored shoes. These accentuate the fact that the laces loop back on themselves rather than crossing over each other.
Shoelace Lengths for Lug Loop Back Lacing
|8 pairs||148 cm||58 in||–1.8 cm||–0.7 in|
|7 pairs||135 cm||53 in||–1.5 cm||–0.6 in|
|6 pairs||123 cm||49 in||–1.3 cm||–0.5 in|
|5 pairs||111 cm||44 in||–1.0 cm||–0.4 in|
|4 pairs||99 cm||39 in||–0.8 cm||–0.3 in|
|3 pairs||86 cm||34 in||–0.5 cm||–0.2 in|
|2 pairs||74 cm||29 in||–0.3 cm||–0.1 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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