Basically, it's to put something--a piece of leather, or lambswool, or stiff felt--behind the boot tongue before you lace it up.
|No, don't use a kitten!
What happens then is the heel is pushed back into the heel counter of the boot, and I get a little extra room in the toe.
I experimented and now I use a combination of lambswool and a couple of cheap cosmetic sponges. I want to use a gel lace bite pad, but they appear to be out of stock.
The position I put the pad in is right at the ankle, my coach puts hers a little higher up.
|Yes, it does work!
It just takes a bit of fiddling
to find the right spon!