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Lacing Techniques for Proper Shoe Fit
Certain lacing techniques for shoes can prevent injuries, alleviate pain and relieve foot problems. If you have specific foot problems, follow these lacing techniques to get a good fit with their shoe:
Use the eyelets farthest from the tongue of the shoes. This will bring up the side of the shoe.
Use the eyelets closest to the tongue of the shoe. This technique gives the foot more space.
Use every eyelet, making sure that the area closest to the heel is tied tightly while less tension is used near the toes. When you have reached the next-to-last eyelet on each side, thread the lace through the top eyelet, making a small loop. Then, thread the opposite lace through each loop before tying it.
Narrow Heel and Wide Forefoot
Use two laces. Thread through the top half of the eyelets and the other lace through the bottom half of the eyelets. The lace closest to the heel (top eyelets) should be tied more tightly than the other lace closest to the toes (bottom eyelets).
Source: The American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS)
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