Modern running shoes are designed to fit your feet as comfortably as possible. However, we are all different, whether that’s naturally how we are or because of injuries, medical conditions or simply the running style that we have.
We at Running Bear would like to show you a few simple techniques that can help influence your performance, improve comfort and fit, so make sure to try them out and adopt the best ones for you.
Before we look at different lacing techniques, the most important thing to consider is how tight your laces should be.
Tying your shoes too tight can cause inflammation of the instep, or can even stop proper blood flow. Having them too loose, on the other hand, your toes will constantly be holding the shoe in place without you even realizing it, which can end in blisters, painful cramping, long-lasting muscle tension and injury.
Therefore, make sure to tie your laces tight enough so that your shoes are not loose, your heel does not lift and the overall fit is nice and snug. But not so tight that you can feel excessive pressure anywhere on the foot.