How to Prevent blisters
Shoe lacing for runners is very important for runners because getting blisters while running can be a frustrating and annoying injury. They can slow you down or keep you sidelined for days. Proper lacing can help prevent your feet from moving in your shoes which eliminates painful blisters. This video on “How to prevent blisters: Shoe lacing for Running” will show you the proper way to lace your shoes. You can avoid these blisters with a “heel lock” or “lace lock” that creates extra friction between the laces at your ankle. This keeps the ankle and heel area from slipping, without having to tighten your whole shoe. It also helps to prevent black toenails by keeping your heel and your toes from jamming into the front of your shoe every time your foot strikes the pavement.
In the video it will show you how to tie a “heel lock” or “lace lock”. A lot of running and hiking shoes have an extra shoelace hole at the top (if your shoes don’t have an extra hole, just use the top regular hole instead). You can use these holes to create loops on the inside and outside of your shoe.
Once you have created loops on both sides of your shoe, cross your laces and insert them into the loop on the other side. You need to then tighten the laces down. Make sure to pull the end of your laces down to create the actual “lock”. Lace your shoe in a even shoelace knot and you’re finished. Try this on your next long run to seen if it works for you. I tried it after seeing the video and no more shoe blisters for me!
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