Zipper Lacing (lug version)
A lug version of Zipper Lacing. This method “locks” the laces at each eyelet pair. Great for lacing skates tightly because the lower sections hold while tightening. It also looks interesting – a bit like a giant zipper.
• Begin straight across the bottom (grey section) and up through both bottom lugs.
• The ends are looped back under the laces where they feed into the bottom of the lugs.
• Cross the ends, then feed into the bottom of the next higher set of lugs.
• Repeat the looping, crossing and feeding up through the next higher lugs until lacing is completed.
Holds very firmly
Harder to tighten
12% shorter ends (approx.)
Shoelace Lengths for Lug Zipper Lacing
|Pairs of lugs:||2||3||4||5||6||7||8|
|Length needed:||76 cm
NOTE: These are approximate shoelace lengths for using this lacing on an average sized sneaker. For more accurate lengths, use the Shoelace Length Calculator.
Longer shoelaces needed than those for basic Lug Criss Cross Lacing.
Shorter ends if existing shoelaces are re-used (−12% on average).
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