Shoe Shop Lacing (lug version)

Lug Shoe Shop Lacing

A lug version of either Shoe Shop Lacing or Lightning Lacing. While this does look interesting, it shifts the sides of the shoe out of alignment, though this may be useful to correct an otherwise ill-fitting shoe.

Four pairs of lugs

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Lacing Technique

• Begin straight across the bottom (grey section) and up through both bottom lugs.

• Run the left (blue) end diagonally all the way to the top of the shoe and up through the top right lug.

• The right (yellow) end runs diagonally up and left, feeding up through the next higher lug on the left side.

• The same (yellow) end runs diagonally down and right, feeding up through the adjacent lug on the right side.

• Continue running across and back, feeding up through each lug, until lacing is completed.


Unusual look

Mis-aligns sides

Modifies fit

7% shorter ends (approx.)


The left and right shoes can be laced in reverse (mirror image) so as to end up with a symmetrical look.

Shoelace Lengths for Lug Shoe Shop Lacing

Pairs of lugs: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Length needed: 74 cm
29 inch
87 cm
34 inch
100 cm
39 inch
113 cm
44 inch
126 cm
50 inch
139 cm
55 inch
153 cm
60 inch
Lengths available: 27" 36" 40" 45" 54" 54" 63"

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.

Shorter ends if existing shoelaces are re-used (−7% on average).

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