On the top of all running shoes, there are these extra lace holes way at the top that almost no one uses. Turns out, they're made for looping your laces back, and tightening the top so your feet don't shuffle around inside. File this under things I wish I'd learned a decade ago.
Lace your shoes up normally. Then run the laces back into the next hole—from the outside of the shoe inwards—to create a loop. Run both of your laces through the opposing hole and then pull tight so the loop tightens around the laces. Finally, tie the laces normally. The friction anchors the shoes to your foot and ankle to prevent blisters.
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