With all the different shapes and sizes there are that running shoe companies provide, sometimes, it's just not right. Here are a few lacing techniques that can make your shoes fit just a bit better
Heel Slipping? This is a great way to create a secure, tight fit and prevent the heel from slipping. Just put each lace end back into the same hole it just exited, leaving a small loop on the top side of the shoe; now thread each loose end through the loop on the opposite side; then pull to create a super tight closure and tie the laces as you normally do.
Loop Lacing Lock Version 1.
Loop Lacing Lock Version 2:
High instep? Have you got a high instep and shoes put a bit too much pressure on the top of your foot? Try this!
Lacing: Start with normal criss-cross lacing, but over the midfoot feed the laces up each side of the shoe. Finish with the criss-cross technique at the top.
Do you have a narrow foot and nothing seems to be secure enough?
Lacing: Using the loop-lacing lock halfway up the shoe doubles the laces over your midfoot, ensuring a tight fit. See how to do the loop lacing lock above.
Have you got a wide forefoot and your current shoes are just too tight in the toe box? If this doesn't work try brands such as Topo Athletic or Altra that both have foot shaped toe boxes, both excellent options for wide forefeet or people who have bunions.
Lacing: Over the width of your foot just feed the laces up each side of the shoe, again using the criss-cross technique at the top.