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How to Lace Shoes for Wide Feet – Relieve the Pressure from the Shoes!

Tying Shoes For Wide Feet

Do you or your child have wide feet? Do you want to know which is the most effective, yet simple way to lace your shoes to relieve pressure in the widest part of the feet?

Shoe lacing techniques will help with shoe fit problems, and the way you tie your kids’ shoes has a direct impact in keeping their feet and legs healthy.

I have been working at a kids’ shoe store for over 10 years now, and we are one of the best children’s shoe stores in the country that specializes in fitting children with special foot needs. We fit children in supportive shoes and we provide orthotic fitting as well.

I am always emphasizing to parents the importance of providing their children with the correct shoe style and size, since shoes play a key role in keeping your kids’ feet and legs healthy. However, in order to get the full benefits that the shoes have to offer you must tie them properly.

I have learned all of the lacing techniques, ranging from teaching a child the simplest way to tie the shoes to how to tie shoes for kids with narrow feet.

If you have a child with wide feet that is wearing a pair of shoes with shoelaces, then let’s take a look at how to lace shoes for wide feet and relieve the pressure around the widest part of the feet!

First Step:

Start by lacing each end of the lace over one of the eyelets closest to your toes as shown in the picture below.

Tying Shoes For Wide Feet

Second Step:

Keep the lace ends on the same side and enter each end under the next eyelet down.

Lacing Shoes For Wide Feet

Third Step:

Enter each end over the next eyelet down and zig-zag the laces as normal to finish tying the shoe.

Lace Shoes For Wide Feet

You are all set up! Your child will notice a difference right away and you should try this shoe lacing technique on your own shoes just to see what a difference it makes.

Now that you know how to tie shoes for children with wide or extra wide feet, you can keep their feet and legs healthy.

Most parents are not aware that shoes are available in wide and extra wide widths. Is your child wearing shoes that are wide enough? I have fitted some of the best shoe styles for children with wide or extra wide feet (these shoes are supportive, deep, and come with the rounders toe boxes).

If you want to learn about the best shoe styles for children with wide or extra wide feet you can do so in an article I wrote called:

Extra Wide Shoes For Kids – The Best Everyday Shoes For Your Child With Extra Wide Feet!

Now you know which are the best shoes for children with wide or extra wide feet and the best shoe lacing methods to keep their feet comfortable.

Had you tried this shoe lacing technique before? Are you familiar with another good lacing technique for children with wide feet? Please share your thoughts and experiences below so we can all benefit from your experiences!


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