A lot of running and hiking shoes have an extra shoelace hole at the top, but many of us were never using these, and I am one of those people. I did not see the point of those extra holes, and always wondered what are they for. Well, it seems that they are put there for a very good reason, and if you love running whether you are professional athlete or you just enjoy recreational jogging this tip could help you a lot!
The extra shoelace holes are meant for creating a “heel lock” or “lace lock” which creates extra friction between the laces at your ankle and prevent blisters and black toenails. That will keep your ankle and heel area nice and tight and you do not have to tighten up your entire shoe.
Check out the video for step by step instructions on how to create a heel lock, and get rid of your running problems once and for all!