Wednesday, March 28, 2012

EricG's Running Tips #34 How To Tie Your Shoes

I am sure you have noticed that there is what many think is an extra hole or eyelet at the top of your running shoes. For years I did not know what its purpose was and did not even use it. When I finally learned what it was used for and the proper way to tie my shoes it actually had more impact than one might think.  Amazing! The people who design these things put that there for a reason? Who would have thought:)

By utilizing this "extra" hole, my heel stayed down in the shoe (less movement) and by properly tying my shoe the pressure on the top of my foot was reduced by spreading the tension around the top of my foot.  Ever get that pain in your foot from tying your shoes too tight? Use this method (snug, not tight) and I bet it goes away. I saw a recent video that reminded me of this revelation and I wanted to share it with you. So here it is, from The North Face runner Kami Semick on how to tie a "Heel Lock". Check it out here!

I hope you find this helpful.

Peace

6 comments:

  1. Thanks for this ... worth the look.

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    1. Thanks for the feedback Bryce. Happy it was worth it.

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  2. Eric, I still tie mine the old school way, as in when I was in elementary school. maybe that is why my toes look and feel like steak tartar after my races.

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    1. Hey Will, you certainly know what you are doing but let me know if you try this and how it goes. E

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