There are several different ways to lace Saucony shoes from REI. The way you lace your shoes depends largely on the type of foot you have and the kind of running conditions you encounter. According to Runner's World Magazine, the way to lace your shoes can add to the comfort of running. Choosing the right method of lacing is important for running speed and safety.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
Things you need
- Shoe laces
- Saucony shoes
Push the two ends of the shoe lace top down into the bottom lace holes on the shoe.
Pull the laces through the holes until the lace is tight and even on both sides. Push the lace ends up crosswise toward the next eyelet hole, making an "X" shape with the laces.
Continue to make the "X" diagonal pattern with the laces until you reach the top of the shoe. Leave the last eyelets open for shoes loose around the ankle, or push the end of the laces through the remaining eyelet on the same side of the shoe and leave a small loop. Cross the laces in the middle of the shoe and pull the ends through the loops on the sides of the shoes. Tighten to make the shoe tighter around the ankle.
Lace the shoes with the zig zag lace style to relive pressure on the toes.
Pull one side of the lace down through the eyelet closest to your big toe. Cross the same end of the lace up diagonally and thread it through the top eyelet on the opposite end of the shoe. Leave enough of a lace end to tie a bow.
Push the other end of the lace down through the other bottom eyelet. Pull the lace up through the next eyelet up diagonally and lace the shoe normally. This will relieve pressure on the toes and prevent blood vessels inside the toe from bursting and turning the toe black.
Zig Zag Lace
Thread the laces for the loose lace starting from the side that houses your big toe for each shoe- the left side on the right shoe and the right side on the left shoe. Pull the laces up through the bottom eyelet. Pull the other end of the lace up through the next eyelet on the same side.
Take one end of the lace and thread it down through a parallel eyelet on the opposite end of the shoe. Skip an eyelet on the same side, and thread the lace up through the second eyelet hole until you reach the top of the shoe.
Repeat the same pattern for the other lace. This will thread the laces in a parallel pattern, rather than a cross pattern, which fits high arches more loosely than the cross pattern.
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