Lacing up your work boots may seem like a simple task, but it's important to do it correctly to ensure the best fit and maximum support for your feet. In this post, we'll go through a step-by-step guide on how to lace up your work boots.
Before you read on, please check out the latest lacing guide from our friends at Steel Blue:
Step 1: Prepare Your Boots
Before you start lacing up your boots, make sure they're clean and the laces are untangled. If you're replacing old laces, make sure the new ones are the right length for your boots.
Step 2: Loosen the Laces
Start by loosening the laces of your boots. This will make it easier to put your foot in and adjust the fit. Make sure the tongue of the boot is centered before putting your foot in.
Step 3: Start Lacing
Begin lacing up your boots by crossing the laces over each other at the bottom of the boot. Take the left lace and thread it through the bottom right eyelet, then take the right lace and thread it through the bottom left eyelet. Pull the laces tight to ensure a snug fit around your foot.
We have a very easy guide to which way is best to tie your laces depending on whether you have any problems with your feet:
Step 4: Alternate Lacing
Continue lacing up your boots by alternating the laces from side to side, threading them through each eyelet in turn. Make sure the tension is equal on both sides of the boot.
Step 5: Lock the Laces
When you reach the top of the boot, you can choose to lock the laces to keep them in place. To do this, take the left lace and thread it through the right loop at the top of the boot. Then, take the right lace and thread it through the left loop. Tie the laces in a double knot to keep them secure.
Step 6: Adjust the Fit
Once your boots are laced up, adjust the fit to ensure they're snug but not too tight. You should be able to move your toes freely, and there should be no excess space in the heel or ankle areas.
Step 7: Tuck in the Laces
Finally, tuck in the excess laces to prevent them from getting caught on anything or coming undone. Some work boots have special pockets or loops to hold the laces in place, but if yours don't, you can simply tuck them in.
Lacing up your work boots correctly is an important part of getting the right fit and support for your feet. By following these simple steps, you can ensure your boots are comfortable and secure for whatever job you're doing.