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Sometimes we talk about boots but never even mention the laces. The day before yesterday I went to the orthopedist to make sure that my right foot and ankle are a-okay to hit the ice arena once again. Fortunately all is well. The doctor gave me instructions on how to properly tie my ice skate shoelaces properly. Here are some rudimentary pictures depicting a shoe. When you finish proceed lacing up the boot and ankle part as you wish. This will prevent poor circulation to your feet and provide comfort as well. Sorry the pictures are blurry but you will be able to make out the procedure. I told the MD that it sounded complicated at first and she replied: 'Nah if I can do it you can do it.' And it is true and quite easy.
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There are a lot more options for lacing than just what is traditional. You can check out this site for some more options.

http://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/lacing.htm

Max, he calls the way you presented "Straight Easy Lacing".

When I was starting training for my 1/2 Marathon, I went looking for ideas on how to lace my shoes that would do 2 things for me:
1) Wouldn't hurt the tops of my feet, and
2) Wouldn't come untied so easily.

I combined a couple techniques on this page until I found what worked best for me. So, now my running shoes are laced with Train Track Lacing with a gap just above the bottom eyelet (Gap Lacing) and a high lock (Lock Lacing). It's helped quite a bit.

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Such a small thing can yield great result in performance and comfort.
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Yeah, it's kind of amazing.

I got my real riding boots out this morning (I realized that since it's finally warm enough, I really should switch to them instead of the steel toed work boots I use during the colder months). Unfortunately, one of the laces was broken, so I'm going to have to re-lace them.

Thanks for giving me the idea to think about an alternate lacing technique for my boots, too!
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CubsKing99 wrote:
There are a lot more options for lacing than just what is traditional. You can check out this site for some more options.

http://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/lacing.htm
I spent WAAAAAY too much time on that site. Now I can't wait to get home to my 10-hole Docs!
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CyberLizard wrote:
CubsKing99 wrote:
There are a lot more options for lacing than just what is traditional. You can check out this site for some more options.

http://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/lacing.htm
I spent WAAAAAY too much time on that site. Now I can't wait to get home to my 10-hole Docs!
I with you cyberlizard. Gonna be some creative Doc lacing this weekend!
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All I can add is Velcro rules.
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old as dirt wrote:
All I can add is Velcro rules.
Engineer boots... no laces.
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Strick wrote:
CyberLizard wrote:
CubsKing99 wrote:
There are a lot more options for lacing than just what is traditional. You can check out this site for some more options.

http://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/lacing.htm
I spent WAAAAAY too much time on that site. Now I can't wait to get home to my 10-hole Docs!
I with you cyberlizard. Gonna be some creative Doc lacing this weekend!
So when a shoelace guy meets a sailor, does he get the "When will you take up knotting for real?"

"Damn, your Granny Knot holds fast!"
"It's a Crossed Ian Knot."

Do they both look down on those Modern Velcro guys?
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