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So why did nobody tell me about this!?!?!?

So I have been playing racquetball for approximately 15 years and have always suffered from jamming my feet into the front of my shoes. Just a couple of weeks ago I ran into a way to tie your shoes to help prevent the great majority of the jamming. It does feel a little different but mostly because the tips of my toes are not being tortured anymore.

It is called a heel lock (I called it a runner’s lock) on your shoelaces.

You know that extra eyelet at the top of your shoes? It actually has a purpose!

The very top laces will not give at all and will keep the tips of your toes from sliding forward by applying pressure to the front part of your ankle.

I found the best results is to snug the shoe laces all the way up, pull the end of the laces up and then down to your heel a couple of times and then tie as usual.

It does present some challenges to loosening your shoe though!

One thought on “So why did nobody tell me about this!?!?!?

  1. I've been doing this on my shoes for the past year. So far so good

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