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Lace Your Shoes to Fit Right

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Updated June 01, 2014

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Shoe Lacing for a Wide Foot and High Instep
Lacing for a Wide Foot and High Instep

Lacing for a Wide Foot and High Instep

Wendy Bumgardner © 2000
If the shoe has two sets of eyelets on each side, lace through the set closest to the tongue.

For more room, use the over and under technique pictured. This will give space for expansion, and tightening the laces won't overly tighten the fit.

Changing your lacing pattern will affect the fit of the shoe, so use caution after making a change and test it over shorter distances.

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