Shoe Lacing Techniques


Shoe Lacing Techniques:

Shoe lacing techniques can help with shoe fit problems. Changing your lacing pattern will affect the fit of the shoe, so use caution after making a change and test it over shorter distances.
To keep your heel in the heel cup of the shoe, lace your shoes to form a "lace lock" at the top of your shoe.
This will allow you to tie the shoe tightly at the top without narrowing the fit for the rest of the shoe.
Lace up from the bottom of the next to last eyelet.
Then lace over and down through the top eyelet on the same side to form a "bunny ear."
Do the same for the other side.
Now lace through the opposite "bunny ear" you formed between those two eyelets.
Now when you tie your shoe, you can get a good tight fit at the ankle but keep it loose over the rest of the top of the foot.

Narrow Foot
If your shoe has two sets of eyelets on each side, lace through the ones furthest from the tongue. This will draw the two sides of the shoe together more snugly.
If that is not enough, then use the "lace lock" as with the heel slippage, only between the second and third eyelet. This keeps the laces from loosening.
Lace down through the next eyelet on the same side to form a "bunny ear."
Do the same for the other side.
Now lace through the opposite "bunny ear" you formed between those two eyelets.
Continue lacing diagonally. You will have formed a lace lock.
Changing your lacing pattern will affect the fit of the shoe, so use caution after making a change and test it over shorter distances.

Wide Foot
If the shoe has two sets of eyelets on each side, lace through the set closest to the tongue.
For more room, use the over and under technique pictured. This will give space for expansion, and tightening the laces won't overly tighten the fit.
Changing your lacing pattern will affect the fit of the shoe, so use caution after making a change and test it over shorter distances.