Double Lacing (lug version)

Lug Double Lacing

A lug version of Double Lacing. One color shoelace runs through the odd eyelet pairs, another color runs through the even eyelet pairs. Finishes with four lace ends, which can then be tied creatively.

Diagram for 4 pairs of lugs
Pairs
5
4
Step
6
5
4
3
2
1
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Lacing Technique

• Start with two different colored shoelaces, each shorter than the original laces from that shoe.

• Feed one shoelace (purple in my example) straight across the bottom and up through both bottom lugs.

• Cross the ends and feed up through the third set of lugs (skip past one set of lugs).

• Continue crossing over and going up two sets of lugs at a time until you reach either the top or second from top set of lugs.

• Take the other shoelace (orange in my example) and, starting from the second set of lugs from the bottom, work upwards through the remaining lugs until lacing is completed.

Features

Decorative look

Creative options

Needs new laces

55% longer ends (approx.)

Notes

If your shoes have an odd number of pairs of lugs (eg. 5 pairs = 10 lugs), one shoelace will pass through more lugs than the other. The two shoelaces will therefore need to be different lengths. To determine the exact lengths needed, use my Shoelace Length Calculator.

Shoelace Lengths for Lug Double Lacing

Pairs of lugs: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Length needed for bottom shoelace: 62 cm
24 inch
75 cm
30 inch
75 cm
30 inch
88 cm
35 inch
88 cm
35 inch
101 cm
40 inch
101 cm
40 inch
Lengths available: 27" 27" 27" 36" 36" 40" 40"
Length needed for second shoelace: 62 cm
24 inch
62 cm
24 inch
75 cm
30 inch
75 cm
30 inch
88 cm
35 inch
88 cm
35 inch
101 cm
40 inch
Lengths available: 27" 27" 27" 27" 36" 36" 40"

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

Shorter shoelaces needed than those for basic Lug Criss Cross Lacing.

Longer ends if existing shoelaces are re-used (+55% on average).

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