By Ron McCulloch
Have you ever wondered why many running shoes have those extra lace holes at the top of the shoe, which no one ever seems to use? Many patients attend the London Podiatry Centre complaining of painful toes and black toenails due to excessive forward motion of the foot in the shoe.
The London Podiatry Centre recommends a lacing technique whereby these lace holes are used to minimise forward slippage of the foot. The video below shows how the laces can be tied in such a way as to push the foot back towards the heel counter rather than down towards the floor.