Today i’m going to talk about how to lace a shoe.
That might sound kind of strange because most shoes are already laced when you buy them. You might think the company laces them correctly when you get them but that’s not always true.
I have a tricky way of lacing shoes that will make them fit perfectly, snug and make the shoe a better support mechanism when you need it.
What we have here is a Drew shoe and it has a lacing system that starts over the top.
See the bottom of this article for a list of shoes Dr Stoxen recommends
Many shoes come laced with the first lace over the top which doesn’t allow the leather strapping mechanism to come together so easy.
1. What I do is change that and from the start lace the shoe from underneath. (pictured above) So the first lacing and all of the lacing come from underneath and over.
2. The second thing you might notice is an option or a loop on the top of the shoe. I recommend that you never, ever put that lace through that loop. The reason is when you pull that tight what can happen is the toe lifts up. If this starts to happen then the arch of your foot won’t be able to handle the landings.
The more relaxed the arch of your foot is with less tension the more maximum force it can absorb into the mechanism and spring off the ground for efficiency.
Once again when you lace the shoe at the top it pulls the toe up even more and the front of the shoe won’t even touch the ground, which keeps the arch reversed and makes the spring mechanism weaker. The other important factor is to lace under and over.
Those are the two tips on lacing I can give you.
Do it with one shoe to compare how it feels with the other shoe.
Lace all of your shoes this way!!!
The shoes I recommend are below: