How to tie up your soccer shoes like the pros

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How to tie up your soccer shoes like the pros
Ensure your cleats are comfortable as well as supportive. (Jupiterimages/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images)

Professional soccer players think about two things when tying their cleats: comfort and support. Shoes that are too comfortable may lack in support. On the other hand, shoes that have too much support can be very uncomfortable. The goal is to tie your shoes so they are snug and somewhat stiff to offer both comfort and support. This way, you'll be able to play to your best while still protecting your feet and ankles.

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Things you need

  • Soccer cleats
  • Shoelaces

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  1. 1

    Place the first shoelace ends into the first two eyelets at the bottom of the shoe. Pull both ends so that the shoelace is completely even on both sides. Take the right shoelace and crisscross it up to the second eyelet (on the left side of the shoe). Take the left shoelace and crisscross it up tot eh second eyelet (on the right side of the shoe).

  2. 2

    Place your foot into the shoe. Tying your shoe while you foot is inside the shoe will help your determine the comfort and support level needed.

  3. 3

    Continue to crisscross both lace ends into the opposite side eyelet hole. Do this until the entire shoe is laced up.

  4. 4

    Pull on both shoelace ends to tighten the laces as necessary.

  5. 5

    Tie your shoes into a double knot. Always double knot your laces to ensure that the laces stay on and tied for the duration of the game/practice.

  6. 6

    Repeat Steps 1 through 6 with your second shoe.

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