Thursday 14 May 2015

How to ...

... Tie a sports trainer properly.
Today's prompt from Cate is to write a 'how to ...' post.  I'm not going to lie, I was struggling to know what to do with this one but then on Monday I saw a hint on Facebook which made me realise that if I didn't know how to do it, maybe some other people don't either!
Ok, I know we all know how to tie a shoelace, but on Monday I learnt how to tie my trainers properly and now I'm worried that I was the only person who didn't know this.  Bear with me!
1. So you know that little extra hole there is at the top of a trainer? The one you never use? Turns out it's really there for a reason. And that reason is to stop the heels rubbing or your toe slipping forward and crushing your toenails when/if you run. (If everyone else already knows this I am going to be SO embarrassed)

2. Lace trainer as normal but when you get to the top take the lace and thread it backwards through that hole so it makes a loop. Do the same to the other side
3. Now take the end of the left lace and thread it through the right hand loop, then the same on the other side.
4. Pull both laces as tight as you can so the loop closes down over the lace. Pull down, not up as you need the loop to close completely and tightly.
When it is as firm as possible, tie lace as normal. 
I was so surprised how much firmer this held the trainer in place.  I don't think it's going to make me run marathons but it will certainly help keep my trainers done up in my Fitsteps class tonight.  ( I seem to be the only one in the room who has to stop to re-tie their shoe lace half way through the class)
Apologies if you knew this before, and there is a better explanation by video here!

Still Blogging Every Day in May with Cate!


joy said...

I'm so pleased you put this up, I saw it on FB too, but didn't have time to watch, then promptly forgot. It is certainly something I didn't know before now, thank you x x

Sian said...

This I did not know! Now if this knowledge would magically turn me into a runner..

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

I didn't know this either and I used to run for county in my teens!

alexa said...

Here's another who is now properly informed! Thank-you :).

Cheri said...

just saw this on FB yesterday!