I always write about shoes but I saw this graphic the other day and it made me think about laces! I’ve tried a few of these methods over the years and I’ve had some decent results. In particular, I’ve had luck with the “heel slipping” technique and the “high instep” technique (although my instep isn’t particularly high).
But wait, there’s more to laces! There are fancy laces that don’t slip:
There are also laces that aren’t even really laces:
Here’s what they look like on a pair of shoes:
Perhaps this is the future, as Hoka has also moved in this direction:
Personally, I’m not too picky about laces. I have “traditional” laces on most of my training and racing shoes. However, I also use the Salomon quicklace system during the winter and I love it because it’s so convenient.
Do you lace your shoes a certain way?
Have you used different lacing systems? Which one do you prefer?