So you’ve got some shiny new treads and you are off. You’re feeling a million dollars and then… you get blisters! I hate this so much. For a big lad I have very sensitive feet and would suffer blisters every time I got new football boots, running trainers, work shoes, the list goes on. It didn’t seem to matter whether I went for the top of the range or just threw on a cheaper pair the blisters were inevitable. The shoes would eventually come good after some running in and I think this is something that many of us just live with. However life without blisters started for me when I looked more closely at the laces. I discovered the lace lock technique and it has made a huge difference to me and my foot happiness.
Effectively you utilise the extra hole at the top of the trainer to make loop that in turn creates a lock on the heal. This prevents movement of the foot in the trainer and reduces the chances of blisters on the heal and forefoot. Now, I should add that this may not work for everyone or even be needed for all but give it a go if you’ve ever had blisters and see if helps. This is one of those small aggregated gains. Happy feet are likely to be quicker feet!
This video demonstrates it perfectly: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXjOLWgWq9k