Lock Lacing

Extra hole running shoe  Highett Podiatry

Ever wondered what this extra hole is for?

It is used for a clever lacing technique called lock lacing or heel lock. It helps stop your heel from moving around at the back of your shoe for a better fit. 

It helps prevent blisters and uncomfortable rubbing on your heel. 

Follow these 5 simple steps:

1. Create a loop using the extra holes on each side

Lock lacing technique Highett Podiatry
 

2. Make sure the loops are a few cm's long

Lock lacing technique Highett Podiatry

3. Cross you laces to the opposite side and insert through the loop

Lock lacing technique Highett Podiatry
Lock lacing technique Highett Podiatry

4. Pull down to tighten (not upwards) to create a firm lock

Lock lacing technique Highett Podiatry

5. Finish lacing your shoes as you normally would

Lock lacing technique Highett Podiatry

If you suffer any problems while walking or running or even need help finding the right running shoe, we welcome you to seek podiatric advice from Ed and our team at Highett Podiatry.

 Call 9555 3044 or make an online appointment.

Happy Running!

Edward Clinch 

  • B.Pod (Health Sciences) M.A (Pod)
  • Member of Australian Podiatry Association (MAPodA)  
  • Member of Sports Medicine Australia (SMA)

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