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."
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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