Shoe Lacing – Narrow Feet & Hiking Boots

Narrow feet have a hard time when it comes to hiking boots. Most hiking boots are made wide and deep, making it hard for narrow feet to get a snug fit.

One way you can get the ankle support you need is to modify the lacing as follows. It’s easier than it looks if you follow each step.

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1. Undo all the laces except for the 1st 2 or 3.

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    2. Instead of crossing over to next upper eyelet, re-lace parallel and into the adjacent eyelet

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      3. Repeat with side lace, same as above. Laces should criss-cross at this point

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      4. Pull both laces snug

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      5. Continue remainder of lacing as usual

      Now, the laces which would otherwise slide because the eyelets are loops instead of holes, are secure and snug.

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      One response to “Shoe Lacing – Narrow Feet & Hiking Boots

      1. Good tip, I just replaced the laces on my New Balances last night and I was thinking it might be good if I could cinch up a bit more. I have men’s size 12 1/2 AAAA feet!! New Balance tells me I could wear a size 14 AA women’s shoe but they don’t make that for hiking. I could do what I’ve always done, get a B width and try to cinch the heck out of it…

        Max

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