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Danielle
06-15-2006, 01:21 PM
I was thumbing through a Runner's World magazine at the library earlier today and saw a new way to lace up your running shoes. Supposedly, if you start from the top on down (therefore tying the laces at the eyelet nearest your toes), then this relieves foot and ankle pain.

Anyone try this? Does it work? Or you have a different lacing procedure?

Danielle
06-16-2006, 08:25 AM
Like I wrote, it's in the Runner's World magazine. Specifically, on page 48 of the June issue.

Do you do anything fancy with your laces?

eneagirl
06-16-2006, 01:29 PM
No, I just lace them up the normal way. Sometime I may do a double knot just to ensure they don't come untied while I am running.

How about you?

akilles13
06-16-2006, 03:56 PM
I'm no doctor, but it seems like tying laces at the top helps to stabilize the ankle--it feels like it to me, anyway. I also like to double-knot mine so I don't have to worry about them coming out. Plus, a lot of shoes have such long laces it seems to makes sense to do it just to get that out of the way.

Danielle
06-18-2006, 07:49 AM
Yup, I lace mine the normal way and double knot them. The double knot is a must.

smub
06-21-2006, 01:43 PM
i have read that too .. though i never tried it. I think the normal way is fine. Just tie it tight so its not loose, and make double or tripple knot. thats it.

RainMan
06-21-2006, 01:46 PM
I can see how this new lace way might reduce the risk of your lacs comming lose, but I dont think it would reduce foot strain? Atleast thats my opinion. I'm just to un-educated in this theory to make any final comments.

Danielle
07-02-2006, 07:35 AM
I notice a lot of us double-knot our laces. Personally, I'm sick of doing this. I guess I'm just fussy--my shoes have to be tied just right. If they get too loose while I'm running, I have to stop and re-tie them. I've seen shoes where the laces are fixed--there's no ends to tie. Anyone tried them? Do they really work?

Gotham Dark Knight
07-02-2006, 09:48 AM
I was thumbing through a Runner's World magazine at the library earlier today and saw a new way to lace up your running shoes. Supposedly, if you start from the top on down (therefore tying the laces at the eyelet nearest your toes), then this relieves foot and ankle pain.

Anyone try this? Does it work? Or you have a different lacing procedure?

It doesn't have to be a scientific article to make it to Runner's World...it just has to catch your eye...The ankles are above the lacing for the most part...so I do not see how it would make a difference how you tie your shoe...I personally like to lace them pretty tight...and double knot them so they won' come lose...

CoachLevi
07-07-2006, 08:34 AM
It seems like knotting them at the bottom would put more pressure on your foot and lead to decreased circulation.

joggingqueen
08-19-2006, 06:35 PM
I think that I will give it a try and see if makes a difference either way! I really don't like tying my shoes at the ankle because I feel like they are too tight there anyway so I am willing to try this for the benefit of telling you all what happens.

runforfitness
08-23-2006, 06:52 AM
I only recently started using the extra eyelet that is on shoes where you loop the lace through each other. Does anyone do this? I used to always ignore the extra eyelet. With this, I am able to avoid the double knot and the shoe feels more comfortable.

---Rob

daniel_6_mile_man
08-23-2006, 11:57 AM
I only recently started using the extra eyelet that is on shoes where you loop the lace through each other. Does anyone do this? I used to always ignore the extra eyelet. With this, I am able to avoid the double knot and the shoe feels more comfortable.

---Rob

I do this too!! I actually started it a month ago and it has been much more confortable!!!! I still have to doubel knot, but oh well!

CoachLevi
12-03-2006, 07:39 PM
I only recently started using the extra eyelet that is on shoes where you loop the lace through each other. Does anyone do this? I used to always ignore the extra eyelet. With this, I am able to avoid the double knot and the shoe feels more comfortable.


Yep, I do this too. Gives a much nicer feel.

mrbill
05-25-2007, 09:34 PM
I sometimes have trouble with my toes after very long runs. I was looking around on the New Balance website and found this interesting: Lacing For Better Fit (http://www.newbalance.com/techcenter/lacing.php).

It has really helped me a lot...

Demetri
06-06-2007, 09:00 PM
I sometimes have trouble with my toes after very long runs. I was looking around on the New Balance website and found this interesting: Lacing For Better Fit (http://www.newbalance.com/techcenter/lacing.php).

It has really helped me a lot...

I use the "Heel-slip" method that's shown there. It really stabilizes the heel and it just feels more comfortable for me.

Peace_Hope
06-06-2007, 09:04 PM
I sometimes have trouble with my toes after very long runs. I was looking around on the New Balance website and found this interesting: Lacing For Better Fit (http://www.newbalance.com/techcenter/lacing.php).

It has really helped me a lot...

That is a great resource, I have recently been having problems with pain on the top of the foot because I love to have my shoes very tight and I get pain on some little bump on the top of my foot bone, it is weird. I will try that lacing for the top of foot pain and see how it works.

suvi
06-07-2007, 01:37 AM
Thats going to take a long time to tie/untie the knot. As you have to loosen the knot all the way up to the top before you remove your shoe
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suvi
06-07-2007, 01:39 AM
I don't know anything about the medical merits of the article, though. I never tried it so far. May be I will try it find out how it feels.
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imbiz06
06-07-2007, 01:13 PM
hiI'm just to un-educated in this theory to make any final comments.

Vizuke
06-07-2007, 06:36 PM
I double-knot my shoes just incase it gets loose. I call it the "And 1 Super Tights". :cool:

anuban1976
06-07-2007, 10:23 PM
really interesting, will try to lace my shoes like this and if it works as u said, it will be quite comfortable

martinhill
09-27-2007, 04:05 PM
Wow what an amazing forum. I really appreciate it.


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