Twistie Lacing (lug version)

Lug Lacing (pic)

A lug version of Twistie Lacing. Similar to Lug Loop Back Lacing with full twists instead of half twists, forming vertical half knots similar to the horizontal ones in Lug Knotted Lacing.

Four pairs of lugs
Pairs
5
4
3
2
Flip
Step
6
5
4
3
2
1
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Lacing Technique

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

• At each eyelet pair, the ends are given one complete twist in the middle of the shoe before continuing to the opposite sides.

• The ends are fed up through the next higher set of lugs.

• Repeat until lacing is completed.

Features

Decorative look

Keeps lacing tight

Harder to loosen

“Shortens” ends

Notes

Lug Twistie Lacing looks best on shoes with thick, round shoelaces – especially light colored laces on dark colored shoes. These accentuate the fact that the shoelaces are twisted together rather than simply crossing over each other.

Shoe lacing photo

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Shoelace Lengths for Lug Twistie Lacing

Pairs of
eyelets
Approximate
length needed
“Shortens”
ends by
8 pairs149 cm59 in–2.5 cm–1.0 in
7 pairs137 cm54 in–2.1 cm–0.8 in
6 pairs124 cm49 in–1.8 cm–0.7 in
5 pairs112 cm44 in–1.4 cm–0.6 in
4 pairs99 cm39 in–1.1 cm–0.4 in
3 pairs87 cm34 in–0.7 cm–0.3 in
2 pairs74 cm29 in–0.4 cm–0.2 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

• 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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