Saturday, December 12, 2015

Techniques for Lacing your Skates


I'm not advocating any of these solutions. I just found them online. I know many skaters have trouble with their boots fitting or maybe their heels staying in place. If you want to give some other lacing techniques a try, here they are! Fixing your fitting issues by adjusting your lace tying is certainly cheaper than buying new boots!


This is from Edea



source This is from a roller site

For people who have pain in their arches.
Selecting the link will lead to a demo of how to do it.


Selecting the link will show how to tie it.
 

As to how do I tie my skates? I actually tie the right boot like an Edea, and the left boot with an ordinary criss-cross lacing up to the first hole, then like an Edea the rest of the way up. No one says the boots have to be alike :-). 

3 comments:

  1. My right heel tends to slip a little, nothing major. It doesn't really impact my skating except that it can be distracting. I tried the lacing technique described above with skepticism. It worked remarkably well! Thanks for posting this!

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    1. Thanks MER! I tried it tonight and I don't even need a gel tube over the heel anymore!

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  2. I'm going to try the lace method for arch pain. My new skates hurt my arches so much that I'm hardly skating now. I'll report back after a while. Wish me luck!!! And thank you for posting this.

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