Sounds silly to have a post on ‘How to Tie Laces‘ but believe me there are many ways to tie your boot laces and depending on your feet to what works best for you. We all have different types of feet with a variety of issues. Some have wide feet, some narrow, some high arches, some flat. There are some of us with weak ankles and so on. Having the correct fitting boots will help, but if you combine that with the correct way to tie your laces you are on a winner! With this post I will be showing you some of the different techniques, though do remember that these are only a few ways of doing it and they are the methods I have experimented with. Give them a try, experiment for yourself, it can make the world of difference to how your feet feel and as every hiker knows – Happy Feet means Happy Hiker!
The Surgeon’s Knot
This I know as a fisherman’s knot. It’s very simple and helps with slippage of the laces when tying them or even if they come undone.
Low Cut Hiking Shoe Heel Lock
This is for those of you that don’t wear boots but wear the hiking shoes or even I use this method for my joggers. This helps with the heel slippage.
The Basic Boot Tie
This method is the way we all would first tie up our boots when we try them on. Basically it is just a simple kriss cross of the laces all the way up to the top eyelet and tie off. This is all right if you are one of the very few who don’t have feet issues of some kind.
Heel Lock Tie
This is great to secure your heels so you don’t have slipping of the heal. Even if you have the right boot you still can have a certain amount of slippage. It’s not a major issue as this method will stop that and help prevent those very painful blisters. Start by making sure your foot is placed right to the back of your boot.
Some of us have high arches and if our boots are too tight on the top part of out feet it can cause extreme pain and instability. This technique will prevent you from putting too much pressure on the top of your foot while still giving you the support.
This method will show you how to pull those laces firmly to have a snug fit. Do check on different brands as some are better suited to the narrow fit.
Tying your laces at the top of your boots can cause you irritation on your skin. This method ties below the boot cuff to prevent that issue.
So start experimenting and get walking!
Happy Walking 👣👣👣