Spider Web Lacing (lug version)

Lug Lacing (pic)

A lug version of Spider Web Lacing. Another decorative lacing method used on military boots, which is like Lug Ladder Lacing running at an angle, creating a woven web of shoelace.

Five pairs of lugs

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Lacing Technique

• Begin straight across (grey section) and down through the second set of lugs from the bottom.

• The ends continue straight down through the bottom set of lugs.

• Cross the ends, running diagonally across and up the shoe, skipping one set of lugs before feeding into the top of the next vacant set of lugs.

• Feed the ends down through the lugs, then continue down and across the front of the next lower set of lugs.

• Loop the ends under the vertical sections of lace where they emerge at the bottom of those lugs.

• Repeat crossing diagonally up the shoe, vertically down the shoe and looping under the vertical sections, until lacing is completed.


Decorative look

Firm & tight

Harder to tighten

“Shortens” ends

Shoelace Lengths for Lug Spider Web Lacing

Pairs of
length needed
ends by
8 pairs173 cm68 in–14.3 cm–5.6 in
7 pairs154 cm61 in–10.9 cm–4.3 in
6 pairs136 cm53 in–7.5 cm–3.0 in
5 pairs117 cm46 in–4.2 cm–1.7 in
4 pairs99 cm39 in–0.8 cm–0.3 in
3, 2 pairs = (N/A)

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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