Segmented Lacing (lug version)

Lug Lacing (pic)

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.

Four pairs of lugs

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Lacing Technique

• 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.



Many uses

Messy look

“Lengthens” ends


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
calculated separately
Pairs of
length needed
8 pairs144 cm57 in
7 pairs132 cm52 in
6 pairs121 cm48 in
5 pairs109 cm43 in
4 pairs97 cm38 in
3 pairs85 cm34 in
2 pairs73 cm29 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

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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