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How to Lace Hiking Boots | Lacing Techniques To Reduce Pain And Discomfort

Learn these simple Lacing techniques to prevent heel slipping, reduce the pressure point and toe pain. Check out!

Learn these simple Lacing techniques to prevent heel slipping, reduce the pressure point and toe pain. Check out!

Most of us master shoe-tying in elementary school and don’t give our laces much thought after that. But if your hiking boots start to wear on your feet in uncomfortable ways, it’s time to learn a few new lacing tricks that could help improve your comfort.

In the actual post, you’ll see the three ways to re-lace your boots to help relieve foot discomfort

It’s important to note that the lacing techniques described here aren’t a substitute for getting the right fit when you buy your boots. For that, you need to see a footwear specialist at a REI store.

1. Surgeon’s Knot

REI Expert Advice: How to Lace Hiking Boots – detail of the surgeon’s knot method of tying boot laces to prevent heel slip
When your heel is slipping, excessively as you hike, you probably have a too much interior volume at the top of your foot. Cinch down your boot and hold it in place with two surgeon’s knots: Once secured, these hold fast where they are placed and won’t work themselves loose.

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