Segmented Lacing (lug version)
A lug version of Segmented Lacing. Also referred to as “Zoned Lacing”, this method divides the lacing into two or more segments, each of which can be laced up as tightly or loosely as necessary to achieve a comfortable yet secure fit for difficult shoes or feet.
• Begin with two shoelaces, each about half the length of the original shoelaces.
• The first shoelace is run straight across the bottom (grey section) and is laced with basic Lug Criss Cross Lacing to about the middle of the shoe.
• Starting from the next higher set of lugs, the second shoelace is similarly laced to the top of the shoe.
• Each “segment” is then tightened to suit your preference and knotted separately.
This page shows two segments, divided fairly equally, each laced with “Lug Criss Cross Lacing”. You may instead use different sized segments, different lacing methods – even different colored shoelaces on each segment (creating a bi-color lacing).
Shoelace Lengths for Lug Segmented Lacing
|NOTE: Each segment|
|8 pairs||144 cm||57 in|
|7 pairs||132 cm||52 in|
|6 pairs||121 cm||48 in|
|5 pairs||109 cm||43 in|
|4 pairs||97 cm||38 in|
|3 pairs||85 cm||34 in|
|2 pairs||73 cm||29 in|
• MUCH shorter shoelaces needed for each segment than those for the whole shoe.
• If the original shoelaces are re-used, this method effectively lengthens the ends substantially.
The significant length difference is due to each segment lacing maybe half of the shoe's total number of lugs, resulting in a lot of leftover length.
More details about length comparisons.
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