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Hiking / Biking Lacing (lug version)

A lug version of Hiking / Biking Lacing, which keeps the knots & ends to the side, away from either snagging undergrowth or from bicycle chains & cranks.

Lug Hiking / Biking Lacing diagram
Lacing Technique:

• Begin straight across the bottom (grey section) and up through both bottom lugs.

• The laces criss-cross their way up the shoe as per Lug Criss Cross Lacing until they reach the second set of lugs from the top of the shoe.

• The right (blue) end runs straight up through both the second-from-top and top lug on the right side.

• The right (blue) end then runs straight across the top of the shoe and feeds down through the top left lug.

• The shoelace knot can then be tied between the top and second-from-top lugs on the left side of the shoe.

Reduces snagging
Messy look
Less snug at top
16% longer ends (approx.)
Using this lacing for Hiking / Bushwalking:

Lace the right shoe as pictured here and the left shoe in reverse so that the knots of both shoelaces end up towards the inside (between the ankles). This places the loops and loose ends further away from the outer sides of the shoes, making them less likely to become snagged in undergrowth whilst hiking / bushwalking.

Using this lacing for Biking / Cycling:

Lace the left shoe as pictured here and the right shoe in reverse so that the knots of both shoelaces end up towards the outside. This places the loops and loose ends further away from the bicycle chain, cranks and other moving parts.

For more info and animated instructions, see the eyelet version of Hiking / Biking Lacing.

Lug Hiking / Biking Lacing Gallery
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Grey Adidas AR 2.0s with black trim and grey Lug Hiking / Biking Lacing (from Tanner H)
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Shoelace Lengths for Lug Hiking / Biking Lacing
Pairs of lugs: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Length needed: 65 cm
26 inch
77 cm
30 inch
89 cm
35 inch
101 cm
40 inch
114 cm
45 inch
126 cm
49 inch
138 cm
54 inch
Lengths available: 27" 27" 36" 40" 45" 45" 54"
Comparative Length:
Shorter shoelaces needed than those for basic Lug Criss Cross Lacing.
Longer ends if existing shoelaces are re-used (+16% 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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Similar lacing method for shoes with eyelets instead of lugs.

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