Ladder Lacing (lug version)

A lug version of Ladder Lacing. It also looks very similar to Lug Infinity ∞ Lacing, and is useful when the lugs are too narrow to fit two passes of shoelace.

Lug Ladder Lacing diagram

Lacing Technique

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

• The ends continue straight up through the next higher set of lugs up the shoe.

• Cross the ends, running diagonally across and down the shoe, then feed under the vertical lace sections on the opposite sides of the shoe before running straight up over the top of the lugs.

• Repeat running up through the next higher lugs, then crossing and feeding under the vertical sections on the opposite side, until lacing is completed.

Features

Distinctive look

Stays very tight

Harder to tighten

25% shorter ends (approx.)

Notes

This lacing can be made to look even more similar to Lug Infinity ∞ Lacing as follows: Instead of feeding under the vertical sections before running straight up in front of the lugs, try running over the vertical sections before running upwards behind the lugs. This hides those vertical sections of shoelace that would otherwise run over the top of the lugs.

For more info and animated instructions, see the eyelet version of Ladder Lacing.

Lug Ladder Lacing Gallery

White Reebok sneakers with red & black trim and white Lug Ladder Lacing (from Jeff S) Tan Cherokee sneakers with black trim and patterned tan & black combination of Lug Spider Web Lacing and Lug Ladder Lacing (from Brian S) White New Balance sneakers with light grey & dark grey trim and brown Lug Ladder Lacing (from Larry B) Brown Cat work boots with dark brown Ladder Lacing (from Mike S) Black work boots with yellow combination of Over Under Lacing and Knotted Segment Lacing and Lug Ladder Lacing (from Marcus)

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Shoelace Lengths for Lug Ladder Lacing

Pairs of lugs: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Length needed: 65 cm
26 inch
81 cm
32 inch
96 cm
38 inch
111 cm
44 inch
127 cm
50 inch
142 cm
56 inch
158 cm
62 inch
Lengths available: 27" 36" 36" 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 (−25% on average).

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