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 :-). 


  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!

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

  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.

  3. Thank you for sharing, i almost gave up skating. After using the method above, it has reduced the pain drastically. I just need to rest my foot awhile n good to continue.