Loop Back Lacing (lug version)

Lug Lacing (pic)

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.

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

• 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.

Features

Decorative look

Laces wear more

Centreline shifts

“Shortens” ends

Notes

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.

Shoe lacing photo

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Shoelace Lengths for Lug Loop Back Lacing

Pairs of
eyelets
Approximate
length needed
“Shortens”
ends by
8 pairs148 cm58 in–1.8 cm–0.7 in
7 pairs135 cm53 in–1.5 cm–0.6 in
6 pairs123 cm49 in–1.3 cm–0.5 in
5 pairs111 cm44 in–1.0 cm–0.4 in
4 pairs99 cm39 in–0.8 cm–0.3 in
3 pairs86 cm34 in–0.5 cm–0.2 in
2 pairs74 cm29 in–0.3 cm–0.1 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.

More details about length comparisons.

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