Hiking / Biking Lacing (lug version)
A lug version of Hiking / Biking Lacing, which keeps the knots & ends to the side, away from either snagging undergrowth or from bicycle chains & cranks.
• Begin straight across the bottom (grey section) and up through both bottom lugs.
• The laces criss-cross their way up the shoe as per Lug Criss Cross Lacing until they reach the second set of lugs from the top of the shoe.
• The right (blue) end runs straight up through both the second-from-top lug and top lug on the right side.
• The right (blue) end then runs straight across the top of the shoe and feeds down through the top left lug.
• The shoelace knot can then be tied between the top lug and second-from-top lug on the left side of the shoe.
Less snug at top
16% longer ends (approx.)
Using This Lacing for Hiking / Bushwalking
Lace one shoe as above and the other shoe in reverse, with both knots positioned towards the inside (between the ankles). This places the loops and loose ends further away from the outer sides of the shoes, making them less likely to become snagged in undergrowth while hiking / bushwalking.
Using This Lacing for Biking / Cycling:
Lace one shoe as above and the other shoe in reverse, with both knots positioned towards the outside. This places the loops and loose ends further away from the bicycle chain, cranks and other moving parts.
Shoelace Lengths for Lug Hiking / Biking Lacing
|Pairs of lugs:||2||3||4||5||6||7||8|
|Length needed:||65 cm
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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