shoe laces

November 4, 2018

Did you know that there are over 50 ways you can lace your shoe to help with comfort and performance? From high arches to a wider foot; here at Energy Fitness downtown Memphis, we have hand selected a few options that can help with some fairly common complaints.


To easily relieve pressure on the toe cap, the loop closest to the toe is connected diagonally to the eyelet at the shoe’s ankle so the front is easily adjustable with one quick tug.

  1. String the shoelace through one eyelet closest to the toe.
  2. Take that end and feed it through the opposite eyelet nearest the ankle.
  3. Using the other end, weave the lace across to the other eyelet near the toes.
  4. Continue to criss-cross the laces as usual.

The diagonal lace can be easily lifted to give toes more space.


Here’s how to give your feet some extra breathing room.

  1. Begin lacing normally with a criss cross.
  2. Next, skip one or two eyelets on both sides.
  3. Continue to skip an eyelet as you move your way up the sneaker.


You’ll want to open up the middle of the shoe to give yourself a bit more wiggle room.  This lacing method relieves the mid-foot of pressure to help stabilize your feet for standing, walking and running.

  1. Lace shoe normally starting with a criss-cross.
  2. Keeping each lace on the same side of the shoe, skip an eyelet and weave into the eyelet above it.
  3. Continue to lace the top portion in a criss-cross until you reach the tongue.


For a truly comfortable instep, make a loop. This allows for a snug fit that will prevent the foot from sliding around inside of the shoe.


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