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how to lace your boots

how to lace your boots


hello Everyone . What I like to talk about on this time is the ways to lace our boots. I am not saying that you have to tie your lace like this but this is one of the technique that people use. I would like to share few stuff that I had lean from the past years. OK. Take a look at how do I tie my lace. Before I talk about the lacing , I like to talk about few feature on this boots. This part of the boot has a traditional lacing system. The upper portion has a quick lacing system. It usually come with the hooks where you can tile your lace quicker than traditional lacing system. You don’t have to lace through the ring or hole It looks strange here but I will talk about detail later Let’s go in detail when you look at my lacing way, it is a normal cross lace technique with a twist here and here. follwed by a tie on top This twist is call double overhand knot Normal overhand knot usually tie one time but this kind of tie doesn’t hold the lace in position. As soon as you release your hand it will undone. In double overhand knot, you tie one more round or triple overhand knot if your lace does not have enough friction to hold in place. As you can see, It stays there This knot is useful to lock your feet in the position that you want to keep your foot in place. Generally , all the shoe/ boot were made for everyone.Therefore they come in one volume. but your feet may have high or low volume. Since your feet can be different from others, it will not fit perfectly. you can use double overhand knots to keep your foot in place. For example, my feet are low volume feet. This boots are 1 size bigger than my usual foot ware size. When people buy hiking boots or mountaineering boot or backpacking boots, they turn to buy 1 size bigger than their usual footwear size. The reason it is that we normally ware thicker socks for hiking and double layer socks for winter and long distance hiking days. That is why we buy one size bigger boots. I do not explain in the video but not every brand need to buy one size bigger. I usually wear 81/2 but this boots is 91/2 I want to lock my feet in this location in order to get more toe space in the toe box. that’s why I put a double overhand knot here I will untie the lace for you I lock my foot here in this place with double overhand knot. then I continue to lace up Here we go again. I want my foot to be in this place as well. Therefore, I use another double overhand knot to keep it in place. it the double doesn’t work. you can go triple . My shoelace doesn’t has enough friction to hold with double twist This little hook here is a lock. When you pull the lace, it keeps the lace in that position without tying. I just finished the lower section . check whether you feel comfortable When I happy with that section, I will go for the upper part if you want your boots to be loosely as you feel hot, you can just tie here. Or you can use all the quick lacing hooks and tie all the way up… No 2. The 3rd one is that I sometime used to tie all around to the back of my boots when I feel like to have some pressure on the back. You have to be careful not to use up all the hook to the top when you tie one round from the back. The lace can undone with the lace skip at the back The last technique that I gonna show is the one that I think is the best 1. Tie over the two hook on each side 2. Put through the lace under the first one Then pull it to the center for tying . take a closer look. it pulls the lace from the between of these 2 hooks. Therefore it perfectly falls in the middle. I love this techinque a lot. I love it because It doesn’t tie from the top . When you tie at the top it sometime feel uncomfortable to move around. the lower hook might be too loose . but the middle is just nice and comfortable as the pressure which we get from tightening the lace distribute well on the bigger area. it feel nice in every way for me I have been tying boots like this since I found this technique After that we finish up with the bow tie knot. To keep the bow tie knot not to become undone, we can always tie another knot on top of it. I hope that you will learn something out of it. you can also develop your own way to tie or use other people techniques.. Try to learn how other tie their shoes lace . use it only if you feel comfortable with it. It may good for me but may not good for you tying is also depend on your boots features. The most important thing is that you must feel comfortable with the technique and it must fit your feet. . The sun is not shining today. Let’s me stop the talking here 😀 Thanks for the watching


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