How to Lace Hiking Boots

How to Lace Hiking Boots



here are some different ways to lace up your boots to deal with common foot issues to protect your heel from excessive lifting and keep it firmly in place try the surgeon's knot start by pulling out any slack in the forfeit of the boot so it's nice and snug over the top of your foot now find the hooker eyelet that's located closest to your heel if you'll tie your first surgeon's knot just below this point to tie the knot just wrap the laces around each other twice and pull them tight now thread the laces through the hook and tie a second surgeon's knot finish tying your boots like normal the surgeon's knot is unlikely to slip so your boots shouldn't loosen up as you hike if you've got an irritating pressure point on the top of your foot you can try window lacing all you have to do is unlace the boot until just below the pressure point now relase it but don't cross the laces over the painful area just go straight up from one eyelet to the next then cross the laces over and finish lacing like normal if your toes start to smart during your hike try this trick to relieve the pressure so you can make it back to the trail head start by fully unlacing your boot now lace it back up but skip the first set of eyelets this way the toe box of the boot will stay looser and take some of the pressure off of your toes keep in mind that this is really a stopgap solution for relieving pain that starts during your hike if your toes always hurt in your boots you probably need a different pair to learn more check out these videos or click here to find an REI class near you

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