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By Joseph Stuto, DPM
June 06, 2017
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Bunions   shoe laces   Achilles Heel  

People wear shoes every single day. Dr. Joseph Stuto, teachers, nurses, parents, and children alike all wear shoes to protect their feet. Many of these shoes have shoelaces that keep them on your feet. These shoelaces come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. There are numerous ways to mix, match, and lace your shoes for style purposes as well as health purposes. Did you know that lacing your shoes the right way can actually help your feet and prevent injury?

Basic Lace Tips

  1. Loosen your laces before putting on your shoes. You can cause your foot pain, stress, and upset nerves in the foot.
  2. Always lace your shoes from the holes closest to your toes up to your ankles. This provides the best possible fit and stability for your foot.
  3. After lacing through a set of eyelets, be sure to pull the laces tightly so there is no excess lace and the shoe fits snugly.
  4. The more eyelets a shoe has, the better the shoe will fit you.

Lacing for Narrow Feet

People with Narrow feet should lace their shoes using the holes that are farthest away from the tongue of the shoe. It provides the best fit and stability.

Lacing for Wide Feet

People with wide feet should use the inner eyelets to lace their shoes. It tightens closer to the center and prevent rubbing on the outside of the feet.

Achilles Heel have you Reeling?

Be sure to lace your shoes using all of the eyelets provided. Be extra careful and lace everything closest to the heel the tightest. This will alleviate pain in the heel and provide stability and support.

Have feet that are narrow at the bottom but wide at the heel? Bunions getting in the way of a proper fit? Call the office of Joseph Stuto, DPM. Dr. Joseph Stuto is ready and waiting to answer all your lacing questions. His office is conveniently located in Brooklyn, New York. Make an appointment online or call the office today at 718-624-7537. We are here to get your feet in the clear.