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
Shoelace Lengths for Lug Zipper Lacing
|8 pairs||154 cm||61 in||–5.1 cm||–2.0 in|
|7 pairs||141 cm||56 in||–4.4 cm||–1.7 in|
|6 pairs||128 cm||50 in||–3.7 cm||–1.5 in|
|5 pairs||115 cm||45 in||–3.0 cm||–1.2 in|
|4 pairs||102 cm||40 in||–2.3 cm||–0.9 in|
|3 pairs||88 cm||35 in||–1.6 cm||–0.6 in|
|2 pairs||75 cm||30 in||–0.9 cm||–0.4 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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