16 Sep

This is friggin’ genius. How to lace your shoes for better fit.


When most runners purchase their running shoes from a specialty running store (You are not still shopping at those big box sporting goods stores, are you?) they are already cross-laced and ready to go. Or are they? Did you know there are different ways that you can lace your shoes to make them more comfortable or to help customize your shoes for your feet? Here are some of the more common shoe lacing patterns that help combat some common shoe issues. I tried to find the brightest shoe laces on the brightest pair of shoes I own so that you could see easier.

First, let’s cover the LOOP LACING LOCK. This technique can be used in a number of different lacing patterns to insure a tight and snug fit anywhere along the eye row of your shoe, depending on where your laces seem to be slipping.

In this example…

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  1. ichoosetolivestronger September 16, 2012 at 9:03 pm #

    This is great !! We have a good running store near Cincinnati….but some other stores carry the same brand I am wearing. Big box stores here typically carry Dr. Scholl, etc…but Kohl’s and DSW stores carry some brands that Bob Runkers also carry. what’s your opinion on that? Who knew there were SO many ways to tie shoes??? I must link over to this soon!! Thanks for sharing.

  2. gshipman September 16, 2012 at 9:09 pm #

    I get my shoes at a specialty store in Atlanta. They are called Fleet Feet and do a wonderful job of giving you a custom assessment and customer service is stellar. And I found out that I need to run in a shoe a full size larger than I wear otherwise! Wouldn’t have known if I was trying to go it on my own. And let’s keep in mind that’s coming from someone with a background in sports medicine and biomechanics! So that being said, I think most people can benefit from at least a consultation in a specialty store. I had ankle surgery right before I got back into working out, so I’m willing to pay a premium for a good pair of shoes. That expense doesn’t bother me one bit. I did some research, though, on the type of shoe they recommended, and because I use a high stability shoe, I really can’t get them for less than what they cost at the specialty place, which is right around $150. I have some post surgical neuralgia, meaning I have some numbness and weird sensations on my food and around my incision, so being able to tie my shoes in a different manner to alleviate some of the pressure on those areas has been awesome.

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