Shoe Lacing – Get the Most Out of Your Runners!

Some Simple Lacing Tips To Help You Get The Most Out Of Your Runners.

With shoes there are a number of different variations to tying up laces. 

It’s not as simple as the bunny loop system but is now replaced by many different lacing techniques. 

It is fascinating to see how a simple adjustment can have such an impact on the fit of a shoe and the overall function to the person. 

With a correctly fitting runner and an appropriate lacing technique the incidence of blisters reduces, the possibility of heel slipping is minimized.

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Below are my top 3 lacing techniques that you can try yourself at home!

Lock Lacing

Lock lacing is a technique that increases the stability and fit through the upper of the shoe around the heel and Achilles region. 

It is a nifty trick in those with a narrow heel or a wider forefoot who note slipping at the rear of the shoe. 

It is also an excellent technique in people who wear orthotic devices as it can improve the contour of the orthotic device to the foot and arch area.

The lace lock shoe lacing method

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Forefoot Volume Lacing

Volume lacing is an excellent technique used in people who have a higher instep or a wider forefoot. 

In people with a higher arched foot type, a common report is that of rubbing or irritation on the top of their foot on the upper of the shoe. 

Volume lacing increases the depth of the upper at the arch high point whilst not sacrificing on fit and comfort through the rest of the shoe.

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Lateral Support Lacing to Prevent Black Toenails

This is an excellent technique for those athletes who notice bruising on their first toenails. 

It often occurs in agility sports such as netball and tennis which involve a forceful stop-start motion and subsequent rubbing and pressure on the apex of the toes against the shoe. 


Lateral Support Lacing Technique

The lateral support lacing hack alters the pull of the laces by reducing pressure on the inside (medial) aspect of the shoe where the big toe sits. 

By doing this, a redistribution of forces can occur reducing the pressure over the big toe and toenail.

If you need any further help with lacing techniques please feel free to visit us at Dynamic Podiatry by calling 3351 8878 or book online with the button above.

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