According to Coach Bennett’s #runtok account, there are two ways to set yourself up for the success of running shoes. First, make sure your shoes are not too loose or too tight (think Goldilocks, right?) To achieve optimal tightness, he recommends slipping your shoes and tightening the straps from the bottom first. Then you can slowly make your way up the shoe, you tighten to go.
Double board-certified pediatrician Channel J. Perkins, DPM, fully agrees. “It’s important to note that injuries can occur from very tight-fitting shoes, as well as from very loose-fitting shoes,” he says. So these little shoe-tied checkups are a great way to take care of the long-term health of your feet.
Coach Bennett’s next piece of advice comes when you’re actually tying your bow. He recommends dorsiflexing your feet or flexing your legs Towards Your face for the perfect fit. This will help you keep that snug-yet-not-too-snug sizing intact.
achcoachbennett How to fasten your shoes before running so that they are not too tight … and not too loose. #everyrunhasapurpose #thisisaboutrunning #thisisnotaboutrunning #running #runner #coachbennett #inspiration #motivation #nike #NikeRunClub #nikerunning ্ব Breath – Pearl Jam
Hang in there? I promise we’re almost done, but Dr. Perkins says there are a few final finishes in order. Before you go out the door, make sure you use all the small holes running up and down your sneakers. “I recommend using all the islets when lacing, and then just tying [in front of] Ankle joint, “he says.
You should also always double-knit your sneakers — especially if you prefer to log your miles on a treadmill (safety first, everyone). Once you have a final moment check that your socks have not slipped on the back of your shoes, you are ready to run.
Try your new sneaker-tie technique with this fun race:
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