Segmented Lacing (lug version)
A lug version of Segmented Lacing. This variation divides the lacing into two or more "segments", each of which can be laced up as tightly or loosely as necessary to achieve a comfortable yet secure fit for "difficult" shoes or feet.
• Instead of a single long shoelace in each shoe, start out with two laces, each a bit more than half the length of the original shoelace.
• The first shoelace is run straight across the bottom (grey section) and is laced with basic Lug Criss Cross Lacing to about the middle of the shoe.
• Starting from the next higher set of lugs, the second shoelace is similarly laced to the top of the shoe.
• Each "segment" is then tightened to suit your preference and knotted. For example, tighten the bottom segment more if you have narrow feet, less if you have wide feet.
59% longer ends (approx.)
This page shows two segments, divided fairly equally, each laced with "Lug Criss Cross Lacing". You may instead use different sized segments, different lacing methods, even different colored shoelaces on each segment (creating a bi-color lacing).
For more info and animated instructions, see the eyelet version of Segmented Lacing.
Lug Segmented Lacing Gallery
Shoelace Lengths for Lug Segmented Lacing
|Pairs of lugs used by segment:||2||3||4||5||6||7||8|
|Length needed for that segment:||74 cm
Shorter shoelaces needed for each segment than for the whole shoe.
Longer ends if existing shoelaces are re-used (+59% on average).
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