How to Tie Your Running Shoes for Ankle Support and Blister Prevention

Hi, Friends! Today I have a quick video on how to tie your running shoes. I know what you might be thinking...

"Geez Lea, I may not be an expert in running, but I've been tying my shoes since I was three, I think I have that part covered."

Stay with me. I am going to show you how to tie your running shoes for better ankle support and to avoid blisters. This technique is called a "heel lock."

How to tie your running shoes for better ankle support and blister prevention

How to tie your running shoes for better ankle support and blister prevention

Ever wonder what that extra hole is for on your running shoes? Watch my short video for an explanation and demonstration on how to tie your running shoes. Watch for a special appearance by the beloved internet sensation, Ollie of Running with Ollie blog

Try it out and let me know how it works for you!

Any questions? Let me know in the comments.

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Coach Lea

I am a NASM personal trainer and RRCA adult distance running coach that specializes in strength training for runners. I offer in-person training in the Shredshed, online training and Fit to Run bootcamps. If you are interested in a more in-depth running or strength training plan, please contact me. Have questions? I'd love to help. 

While I am a certified personal trainer, I am not your personal trainer. Since I don't know your exercise abilities, injury background or medical history, please see your doctor before beginning any new exercise program.