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lace hiking boots

How to lace hiking boots

Lacing Techniques for hiking boots

Most of us learn shoe-lacing in school and don’t think about our technique much more after that. If your hiking boots start to feel less comfortable than average, you should learn a few different lacing techniques and tricks, to make the next hike more enjoyable.
In this guide, we cover eight ways to re-lace your boots to help relieve stress in your feet.
How to lace your hiking boots if your shoes feel too tight | Outside Material

SHOES FEEL TOO TIGHT

Effect: This technic will evenly distribute the laces and add comfort.

How to lace your hiking boots if you have wide feet | Outside Material

WIDE FEET IN GENERAL

Effect: Gives the foot more space, resulting in a more comfortable fit.

How to lace your hiking boots to relieve toe pain | Outside Material

TOE PAIN OR BLACK TOE NAILS

Effect: The toe cap will be lifted slightly, allowing the toes to get more space.

How to lace your hiking boots to relieve pain on a narrow foot | Outside Material

NARROW FOOT

Effect: This lacing technique will tighten the shoe more than the usual techniques.

How to lace your hiking boots to relieve pain on a high midfoot | Outside Material

HIGH MIDFOOT

Effect: If you have a larger midfoot this will minimize the pressure.

How to lace your hiking boots to relieve pain on a wide forefoot | Outside Material

WIDE FOREFOOT

Effect: More space for your forefoot and slightly more space in the toe box.

HIGH ARCHES

Effect: The middle section will feel less tight and you’ll add comfort to this part of the shoes.

How to lace your hiking boots if your shoes feel too tight | Outside Material

HEEL SLIPPING

Effect: You will get more support in the ankle, but I will not feel too tight.

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