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Double Back Lacing (lug version)

A lug version of Double Back Lacing. Although terribly awkward to tighten, this method looks interesting, holds very firmly, and can also be used if you're desperate to shorten long lace ends.

Lug Double Back Lacing diagram
Lacing Technique:

• Begin straight across (grey section) and down through the second set of lugs from the top of the shoe.

• Cross the ends over feed down through the fourth set of lugs, skipping the third set.

• Continue down the shoe two sets of lugs at a time.

• At the bottom, double back and work back up the shoe, feeding up through the vacant sets of lugs.

Stays very tight
Terribly awkward
8% shorter ends (approx.)
For more info and animated instructions, see the eyelet version of Double Back Lacing.

Lug Double Back Lacing Gallery
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Brown Adidas Goodyears with white trim and brown Lug Double Back Lacing (from John W)
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Shoelace Lengths for Lug Double Back Lacing
Pairs of lugs: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Length needed: 75 cm
29 inch
87 cm
34 inch
100 cm
40 inch
113 cm
45 inch
126 cm
50 inch
139 cm
55 inch
152 cm
60 inch
Lengths available: 27" 36" 40" 45" 54" 54" 63"
Comparative Length:
Longer shoelaces needed than those for basic Lug Criss Cross Lacing.
Shorter ends if existing shoelaces are re-used (−8% on average).
• These are approximate shoelace lengths for using this lacing on an average sized sneaker.
• For more accurate lengths, use the Shoelace Length Calculator.

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Related Links
Double Back Lacing Double Back Lacing

Same lacing method for shoes with eyelets instead of lugs.

Lug Double Lacing Lug Double Lacing

Similar looking method laced with two different colored shoelaces.

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