Did you know that the way you lace up your boots can make a big difference to how comfortable they are to wear? 

Through lacing, you can alter the pressure distribution within the foot, delivering a more secure, comfortable, and supportive fit. Choosing the right lacing method for your feet can also help reduce strain, injuries and avoid common issues, such as blisters.

Check out our different lacing methods to get the best fit.

Lacing Tip 1:


Wide forefoot

If you have a wide forefoot, this technique of lacing your boots gives the forefoot more space and eases pressure on the sides of the foot.


Lacing Tip 2:

High instep or arches + midfoot tightness

For all day comfort, lacing your work boots this way gives the midfoot more space in the boot and reduces pressure through the arch and midfoot. If you sometimes get “pins and needles” in the instep, this lacing method can help reduce that.


Lacing Tip 3:


Heel slipping + blisters

If you are suffering from blisters or heel slip, we recommend tightening the laces at the top of the work boot. Lacing your safety boots this way helps to keep the heel in place, increasing stability and reducing the slipping that can cause blisters.


Lacing Tip 4:


Toe Pain

Lacing your boots this way creates more space for the big toe, which reduces pressure on it, helping to ease toe pain.


Lacing Tip 5:


Shallow instep

If you have a lower or flat arch, we suggest you lace up your safety boots this way to provide more support to this part of the foot.


Lacing Tip 6:


Shallow instep + narrow heel

Lacing your work boots this way creates a supportive fit for the heel and ankle, with the midfoot and the arch held firmly down.


Lacing Tip 7:


Zip-Sided Boots

To ensure 100% comfort, fasten the zip first. After making sure the zip is done all the way to the top with the zip secured, lace to the top of the boot.


 watch this Video created by our friends at Steel Blue to help with this:

Lacing Guide Video