How many times have you struggled to put on your shoes because they were too tight? Or, perhaps you have had an experience where you couldn’t even get them on. Both of these scenarios are common issues that shoe wearers face every day. Whether it’s a pair of leather shoes or canvas slip-ons, lacing is the answer to easy and comfortable footwear. Whether you lace up your own shoes or have someone else do it for you, this trick will make things a lot easier. In this blog post, we offer some tips and tricks for lacing your shoes more easily from now on.
How To Lace Shoes So They Slip On?
- The first thing you need to know is that shoe laces are supposed to be loosened before you put them on. If your shoes are too tight, then you want to loosen the laces before putting them on. This will give your feet room to move and breathe as well as help prevent blisters.
- The next step is to tie the lace in a knot. This prevents the lace from coming undone while you are wearing your shoes and also helps keep it from cutting into your skin when you take them off. If there is extra lace on one end of the knot, tuck it into the other end so that it doesn’t come loose while wearing your shoes or while trying to put them on.
- The next step is what makes this trick easier than others: Make sure that the bottom of the shoe fits snugly against your foot. You can do this by taking a pair of socks (preferably thin ones) and placing one foot into the shoe. If it’s comfortable, you can then proceed to put the other foot in as well. If the socks are too big, there is a good chance that your socks will slip down and get in your way while you are trying to lace up your shoes.
- Once you have both feet in the shoe, make sure they are both secure and that they fit snugly against each other. The laces should be loose enough to move but not so loose that they will fall out of your hands when you try to tie them together.
- Once you have done this, grab one end of the lace and hold it over your hand with one hand while you tighten the other end with your other hand. This should give you enough slack to tie a knot without having any extra material flapping around or getting caught on anything else.
- When tying a knot, make sure that there is no extra material flapping around or getting caught.
Easy Shoe Lacing Technique For Adults
Start With The Toes.
The first thing you should do is start with your toes. This is usually the part of your shoe that is the most difficult to get into. You should start by going all the way around, and stretching the laces as much as possible. When you reach the end of the toes, pull on both ends at once to tighten them up and then tie them off in a knot.
Now, Lace Up Across Your Foot And Ankle.
Now lace up across your foot and ankle from one end to another until you reach your heel, making sure that it’s tight enough to keep everything in place but not too tight so that it’s uncomfortable or impossible to put on.
Lace-Up Each Ankle Individually And Snugly.
When you reach each ankle, make sure that it’s laced tightly enough so that there are no gaps between each individual lace but not so tight that it causes discomfort.
Tie Off Your Laces At The Top Of Your Foot.
Once you have laced each ankle, tie off the lace at the top of your foot. This is where the shoe typically comes together and you can tighten it up as much as you’d like without having to worry about loosening it up or untying it later on.
Tie A Knot At The End Of Your Laces In Order To Keep Everything Snugly In Place.
Once you have tied off each lace, make a knot by pulling both ends through each other and tying them off into a looping knot. This will keep everything in place so that there are no gaps between laces or knots when you wear them again later on.
Finish Up With Your Toes And Ankles.
After you have tied off each lace, go all the way around the shoe and tie off each individual lace at the top of your foot before doing anything else. Once you finish this, off in a knot. This will ensure that your laces don’t come undone or loosen up throughout the day and will keep everything fitting snugly around your foot.
Child Shoe Lacing Trick For Easy On And Off
- Start by tying the shoelaces in a similar way you would tie your sneakers. If you are using one shoe, make sure that the laces are on the right side of the shoe.
- If you are using both shoes, start with one shoe and tie it first. Then, continue tying both shoes together in a similar manner to how you would do it if you were tying your sneakers.
- Once both shoes are tied in a similar manner, do not pull on either shoe to tighten them up yet. Let them sit comfortably as they are for a few minutes so they can stretch out and relax fully before being tightened up.
- Once your feet have time to rest comfortably, then begin tightening each shoelace individually from top to bottom until they feel snug and comfortable against your feet but not too tight that it’s uncomfortable or painful when worn for long periods of time.
- Once both of your shoes are laced up and snug, you can pull on them to tighten them up. This will allow for a more comfortable fit without being too tight that it is uncomfortable or painful when worn for long periods of time.
Slip-On Shoe Lacing Trick For Adults
Determine the Size
Before you start lacing your shoes, make sure that you have the correct size. To do this, place one foot in your shoe and try to wiggle your toes around. If it fits, then you have the correct size. If it’s too big or too small, then you need to go down a size or up a size respectively.
Measure Your Foot
Now measure both of your feet with a piece of string and mark where they meet on both feet. This will help to determine which side of the shoe to lace on each foot. For example: If one foot is 11 inches long and the other is 13 inches long then you should lace up your left shoe first because most people have their right foot longer than their left. There may be some exceptions but for the most part, this rule holds true with most people.
Put Your Foot In Your Shoes
If you are wearing shoes that are already laced up then you can skip this step. If you are wearing shoes that don’t lace up, then slide your foot in and lace it up.
Lace It Up
Lace the shoe as tightly as possible to your foot. The tighter that you lace it, the more difficult it will be to get out of your shoes. To make things easier, use a shoe horn to help with the process if needed. If you are lacing up a pair of leather shoes then make sure that your laces are tight enough so that they don’t come undone when you walk or run around in them.
Slip-on shoes are great for anyone who might have issues bending down to lace up their shoes, or who has trouble tying their shoes due to any ailment. From arthritis to carpal tunnel, these types of shoes will help you get your shoes on and off with minimal effort. The tips and tricks in this article will help you lace your shoes easier and with less effort. If you have kids that are still learning how to tie their shoes, double-knotting their laces may be more challenging for them. Slipping your feet into a pair of slip-on shoes is the perfect solution.