Bow Tie Lacing (lug version)
A lug version of either Bow Tie, Army or Gap Lacing, so named because the outline resembles the shape of a bow-tie. This method makes the most efficient use of shoelace and thus is useful for “lengthening” short lace ends.
• Begin straight across the bottom (grey section) and up through both bottom lugs.
• Cross the ends and feed up through the next higher set of lugs.
• Continue straight up through the next higher set of lugs, introducing a “gap”.
• Alternate crossing the ends or running straight up until lacing is completed.
19% longer ends (approx.)
• Alternate crossovers and gaps for the most efficient use of shoelace length while still retaining security.
• The “gaps” do not have to be positioned exactly as in these diagrams but can instead be strategically placed to coincide with tight areas of your shoes, thus giving those parts of your feet more “breathing room”.
Shoelace Lengths for Lug Bow Tie Lacing
|Pairs of lugs:||2||3||4||5||6||7||8|
|Length needed:||74 cm
Shorter shoelaces needed than those for basic Lug Criss Cross Lacing.
Longer ends if existing shoelaces are re-used (+19% on average).
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