Hash Lacing (lug version)

A lug version of Hash Lacing. When used on modern boots and sneakers with a wide gap between the sides, the result resembles a diagonal series of hash "#" symbols.

Lug Hash Lacing diagram

Lacing Technique

• Begin straight across the bottom (grey section) and in through the top of both bottom lugs.

• At each pair of lugs, cross the ends and feed in through the top of the next higher set of lugs. Repeat until lacing is completed.


Decorative look

Harder to tighten

9% shorter ends (approx.)


The essential difference between Lug Hash Lacing and basic Lug Criss Cross Lacing is that the shoelaces take the opposite path through the lugs, that is, feeding in through the top of the lugs and out through the bottom of the lugs.

For more information and photos, see the eyelet version of Hash Lacing.

Lug Hash Lacing Gallery

White Nike Air Max 180s with black trim and white Lug Hash Lacing (from Holly H) Brown New Balance sneakers with dark brown & white trim and brown combination of Lug Lattice Lacing and Lug Hash Lacing (from Dave M) Tan Vans sneakers with navy blue & white trim and white Lug Hash Lacing (from Kevin M) Tan hiking boots with brown trim and yellow combination of Lug Hash Lacing and Criss Cross Lacing (from Manuel R) Brown hiking boots with blue combination of Lug Hash Lacing and Display Shoe Lacing (from Manuel R) Black Puma sneakers with red trim and black & red Lug Hash Lacing (from Dale E) Black Rollerblade Twister inline skates with grey & white trim and red Lug Hash Lacing (from Karine) Tan Herman Survivors with brown & yellow combination of Train Track Lacing and Lug Hash Lacing (from John A) Grey Puma BMWs with black trim and black Lug Hash Lacing (from Sebastian V)

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Shoelace Lengths for Lug Hash Lacing

Pairs of lugs: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Length needed: 75 cm
30 inch
89 cm
35 inch
102 cm
40 inch
115 cm
45 inch
128 cm
51 inch
142 cm
56 inch
155 cm
61 inch
Lengths available: 27" 36" 40" 45" 54" 54" 63"

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.

Shorter ends if existing shoelaces are re-used (−9% on average).

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