How To Lacing Your Skates
Why recommend the ‘360° Wrap’ (over first)
- It is more secure as it wraps around the hook
- It pulls the boot together making it more secure
- Takes pressure off the hooks giving better support
- The “V” pattern allows for even deeper pushes and knee bends
- It increases the longevity of the boots
Once the instep is laced:
- Pull both laces up in front of the tongue
- Wrap the laces from the top around of the hooks
- Cross and pull tight. Repeat for next hooks!
HOW TO LACE THE BOOT
Lacing should keep the heel in its pocket, minimizing movement. To do this, it is important to lace the last eyelets and the first hook more tightly. This creates an “hourglass” lacing effect:
- SOFT across the top two hooks to keep movement range. You should be able to put two fingers between the tongue and the front of your leg
- TIGHT across the top three eyelets and first hook
- SOFT across the toes to allow for the minimal movement required
Once laced, check the tension by passing a finger across the lacing intersections. The laces should not move.
UNLACING THE BOOT
Lacing holds the foot in place with tension, this needs to be released off. Your boots need to relax, too!
- unlace completely before removing feet, otherwise you risk injury and damage the boots