How to properly tie running shoes

Tying your shoes the normal way is fine for normal footwear; however, tying running shoes the same way will lead to early fatigue.  How you tie your running shoes is more important than how tight they are tied.

By following these simple steps your foot will be more snug and wont move around and at the same time have less pressure on the top of the foot.

 The normal method of tying shoes, while it may seem secure, actually partially restricts the blood flow. To understand this,  let’s look at the back of your hand. You may see the blue veins, which carry deoxygenated blood from your hands back to your lungs for a fresh supply of oxygen. Your feet work in a similar way. Tying the shoe tight can restrict this flow, leading to discomfort. Our goal is to keep the foot snug and the blood flowing smoothly, ensuring comfort and health.

So, how do you properly tie your running shoes?

All running shoes have an extra hole, usually found behind and underneath the last hole. Seemingly, this looks like a useless place to put a hole; however, its existence is meant to take pressure off the top of the foot. Another benefit to tying your shoes correctly is that it will also make your foot feel more comfortable. The illustrations below demonstrate a step-by-step method for tying shoes.

Step by Step instructions on How to tie Running shoes

Step One, 
Thread the laces normally up to the last hole in line with the others

Step 2

Take the right hand lace and go down through the lower hole


Step 3

Then create a loop about the size of your finger.



Step 4

Repeat the process on the left hand side.



Step 5

Cross the lace from one side and insert lace in loop.

Step 6

Pull up strong on the laces. Then just tie your shoes in the normal manner. Avoid tying the over-hand knot too tight. Notice how the pressure is now wrapping around the foot. This helps take pressure off the top of the foot.

Several manufacturers no longer make long enough laces to accommodate runners who do not tie their shoes properly. If the laces are too short, it’s best not to overcompensate by tying them too tightly. In such cases, purchasing longer laces may be necessary

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