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Laces tying techniques for running


Published : 03/06/2017 18:46:21
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Laces tying techniques for running

Many people don’t know that depending on the way of tying the athletic shoe’s laces has one effect or another, and many people who run tie their laces on the way they learnt when they were children. Owing to this fact we are going to talk about the different ways of tying the laces depending on the different runner’s needs, particularly 12 of them

This list was made by a community of Danish runners: RunRepeat, a running web highly recommended, who assure this search took them 284 hours.

12 tying laces techniques for running

Before starting is important to have in mind the lace’s material, the number of holes, or the kind of knot we use. But with the adequate tying technique , not only we will have better comfort and support in the foot but also a direct effect in the way of running and our feelings, as we won’t lose minutes or have an uncomfortable experience. Besides, the way of tying the shoe can make it up for the shortages of these, where sometimes there are parts wider and narrower. So we are going to talk about the way of tying shoes depending on wide feet, narrow, to protect the nails, for pronounced arch, flat foot and others:

1 Bow technique for wide forefoots

Runners who have pain in the forefoot due to its width, get to free the shoe’s pressure without affecting the fitting, with this knot.

2 Bow technique for wide feet

If we have wide feet in overall, the lower bow can help us. In any way in the market there are different running shoes designed for wide foot or forefoot.

3 Bow technique for narrow feet

If the opposite happens and we have narrow feet, and therefore we feel the heel unsteady, we have this technique.

We shouldn’t forget that for running we have to leave a little more space than when we walk and make sure that we can bend the feet, not to obstruct the blood flow and cause in that way numbness and bruises, as RunRepeat warn us.

4 Bow technique for pronounced arch

Apart from having wide or narrow feet, the feet’s arch can also influence. And this technique is for people with very pronounced arches, that can tend to supination.

5 Bow technique for pronounced arches and forefoot pressure

People who have a pronounced arche can feel pressure in the top of the feet. For that we have the parallel bow, which improves the knot and free the pressure.

6 Bow technique to improve the stability

For pronator runners, which means, people who when they run their feet sink inside, and this technique improves theis stability.

7 Bow technique for flat foot

If what happens is we have flat foot, there are insoles and other podiatric solutions, and this technique, which prevents the excess of stretching of the plantar fascia and problems in middle tendons.

8 Bow technique to secure the heel

If the heel slides it can cause instability and distractions, and that can led to accidents, so this technique can be useful.

9 Bow technique to prevent pain and toe numbness

If painful cramps appear when we run, those can be prevented with a tight bow which allows a better spread of the toes. If there is more space in the forefoot, we reduce the risk of pain and cramps, and in that way we prevent the discomfort of this, the black nails and fatigue.

10 Bow technique for swollen feet

When what we suffer is from swollen feet, we can use this useful technique.

11 Stretching bow technique

For runners who prefer a not too tight area and feel more comfortable which space and breathability in the shoe, with this technique we can change the bow tightness when we run, and if it’s well done the feet’s fatigue is also reduced.

12 Bow technique for narrow heels and wide forefoots

With this technique we get to tight the laces by pulling or loose them to adapt them to the moment needs of the shoe.  We should just take into account also to hide the remaining part of the laces to not step on them. 

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