Hexagram Lacing (lug version)

A lug version of Hexagram Lacing. This purely decorative lacing forms a hexagram, or six pointed star. This geometric symbol has been used for centuries in various cultures and religions, most notably as the Jewish "Star of David".

Lug Hexagram Lacing diagram

Lacing Technique

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

• Cross the ends and feed down through the third set of lugs up the shoe (skip past 1 sets of lugs).

• Run the right (blue) end diagonally up to the left, feeding up through the top left lug.

• Run the left (yellow) end in a complete loop: Straight across and up through the adjacent lug on the right side, then back across and down through the adjacent lug on the left side.

• Finally, run the left (yellow) end diagonally up to the right, feeding up through the top right lug.


Decorative look

Loose fit

Tricky to tighten

16% longer ends (approx.)


If the crossovers of the laces are carefully woven as shown, they will not only accurately depict the traditional "Star of David" but will also hold the shape of the lacing more securely.

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

Lug Hexagram Lacing Gallery

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Shoelace Lengths for Lug Hexagram Lacing

Pairs of lugs: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Length needed: (N/A) (N/A) (N/A) 102 cm
40 inch
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Lengths available: 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 (+16% on average).

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