Ladder Lacing (lug version)
• Begin straight across the bottom (grey section) and up through both bottom lugs.
• The ends continue straight up through the next higher set of lugs up the shoe.
• Cross the ends, running diagonally across and down the shoe, then feed under the vertical lace sections on the opposite sides of the shoe before running straight up over the top of the lugs.
• Repeat running up through the next higher lugs, then crossing and feeding under the vertical sections on the opposite side, until lacing is completed.
1 For normal use, the ends are tied at the top as usual.
2 For a consistent look plus additional tightening, the ends can once again be fed under the vertical sections on the opposite sides before tying at the middle.
Stays very tight
Harder to tighten
25% shorter ends (approx.)
This lacing can be made to look even more similar to Lug Infinity ∞ Lacing as follows: Instead of feeding under the vertical sections before running straight up in front of the lugs, try running over the vertical sections before running upwards behind the lugs. This hides those vertical sections of shoelace that would otherwise run over the top of the lugs.
Lug Ladder Lacing Gallery
Shoelace Lengths for Lug Ladder Lacing
|Pairs of lugs:||2||3||4||5||6||7||8|
|Length needed:||65 cm
Longer shoelaces needed than those for basic Lug Criss Cross Lacing.
Shorter ends if existing shoelaces are re-used (−25% on average).
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