Twistie Lacing (lug version)

A lug version of Twistie Lacing. Like a combination of Loop Back and Knotted Lacing, the laces are twisted together with a vertical overhand knot at each crossover before continuing to the other side.

Lug Twistie Lacing diagram

Lacing Technique

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

• At each eyelet pair, the ends are given one complete twist in the middle of the shoe before continuing to the opposite sides.

• The ends are fed under the sides and out through the next higher set of eyelets.

• Repeat until lacing is completed.


Decorative look

Keeps lacing tight

Harder to loosen

6% shorter ends (approx.)


Twistie lacing looks best on shoes with thick, round shoelaces, especially light colored laces on dark colored shoes. These accentuate the fact that the shoelaces are twisted together before crossing over each other.

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

Lug Twistie Lacing Gallery

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Shoelace Lengths for Lug Twistie Lacing

Pairs of lugs: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Length needed: 75 cm
29 inch
88 cm
35 inch
100 cm
40 inch
113 cm
45 inch
126 cm
50 inch
139 cm
55 inch
151 cm
60 inch
Lengths available: 27" 36" 40" 45" 54" 54" 63"

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

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

Shorter ends if existing shoelaces are re-used (−6% on average).

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