Hiking / Biking Lacing (lug version)

Lug Hiking / Biking Lacing

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.

Diagram for 4 pairs of lugs
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Lacing Technique

• 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.

Features

Reduces snagging

Messy look

Less snug at top

16% longer ends (approx.)

Using This Lacing for Hiking / Bushwalking

Lacing for Hiking / Bushwalking 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:

Lacing for Biking / Cycling 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
26 inch
77 cm
30 inch
89 cm
35 inch
101 cm
40 inch
114 cm
45 inch
126 cm
49 inch
138 cm
54 inch
Lengths available: 27" 27" 36" 40" 45" 45" 54"

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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