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The Best Way To Lace Your Workout Shoes

Who knew there were so many corrective ways to lace up your workout shoes?

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GOOD TO KNOW | I have a very narrow foot with a very high instep, which is no biggie for me except when it comes to buying workout shoes. Very few athletic shoe brands fit my feet straight out of the box; usually, I need to add orthotics. Recently, though, I’ve been able to eliminate this extra purchase by lacing my sneakers using a method that actually improves the way my workout shoes fit my feet.

Do you have a high instep, wide forefoot or a narrow heel? There are lacing techniques that can compensate for these conditions. On her website KatieRUNSthis.com, Katie, an avid runner and self-confessed running gear junkie, shows runners corrective ways to lace up their athletic shoes. (CLICK HERE her photos and instructions).

In The Loop

Altra Zero Drop Alternate LacingOn their website, Altra Zero Drop Footwear, a company that makes barefoot/minimalist running shoes, shares their “customer preferred and personal favorite lacing system,” a technique that insures that your athletic shoes fit snugly at the heel, are relaxed over the arch and have room at the forefoot—all of which makes for a less tense leg, according to the manufacturer (CLICK HERE for their demo). —Annabel Lee

Photos top to bottom: katieRUNSthis.com, altrazerodrop.com

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