Zipper Lacing (lug version)

Lug Lacing (pic)

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.

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.

• 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.

Features

Decorative look

Holds very firmly

Harder to tighten

“Shortens” ends

Shoe lacing photo

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Shoelace Lengths for Lug Zipper Lacing

Pairs of
eyelets
Approximate
length needed
“Shortens”
ends by
8 pairs154 cm61 in–5.1 cm–2.0 in
7 pairs141 cm56 in–4.4 cm–1.7 in
6 pairs128 cm50 in–3.7 cm–1.5 in
5 pairs115 cm45 in–3.0 cm–1.2 in
4 pairs102 cm40 in–2.3 cm–0.9 in
3 pairs88 cm35 in–1.6 cm–0.6 in
2 pairs75 cm30 in–0.9 cm–0.4 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.

• Longer shoelaces needed than those for basic Lug Criss Cross Lacing.

• If the original shoelaces are re-used, this method effectively shortens the ends.

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