Starburst Lacing (lug version)
A lug version of Starburst Lacing. All of the visible shoelace segments cross diagonally at the middle of the shoe, forming a massive “starburst”.
Lacing Technique – for even numbers of lug pairs
• Begin straight across (grey section) and down through the set of lugs just below the middle of the shoe.
• Cross the ends diagonally upwards, running under the middle section, then feed up through the next vacant set of lugs above the middle of the shoe.
• Cross the ends diagonally downwards, running under the middle section, then feed down through the next vacant set of lugs below the middle of the shoe.
• Continue running diagonally upwards and downwards with progressively taller crossovers until lacing is completed.
• Variation 1 is for shoes with even numbers of lug pairs.
• Variation 2 is for shoes with odd numbers of lug pairs.
Top opens wide
This lacing method, like most decorative methods, is more difficult to tighten. Luckily, it does have the advantage that the top is like a V-neck garment. Once the knot is untied, the top of the shoe can be opened fairly wide to more easily slip the foot in or out – without needing to loosen or re-tighten all of the lacing.
Shoelace Lengths for Lug Starburst Lacing
|8 pairs||200 cm||79 in||–27.7 cm||–10.9 in|
|7 pairs||171 cm||67 in||–19.2 cm||–7.6 in|
|6 pairs||145 cm||57 in||–12.4 cm||–4.9 in|
|5 pairs||123 cm||49 in||–7.2 cm||–2.8 in|
|4 pairs||104 cm||41 in||–3.5 cm||–1.4 in|
|3 pairs||88 cm||35 in||–1.3 cm||–0.5 in|
|2 pairs||74 cm||29 in||–0.2 cm||–0.1 in|
• 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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