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How to Lace Running Shoes for Marathon Runners


I have seen a number of minor injuries in the long distance runners over the last few weeks. The most common problem is one that can easily be corrected by doing a simple change in the way that you lace your shoes. Tendonitis and neuritis can be caused by pressure points over nerves and sensitive tendon sheaths. Running shoes have several layers of materials, laces and eyelets causing subtle pressure that isn’t significant over short distances. When you run for several hours, this tiny amount of pressure can cause tendinitis, numbness or pain in the feet. To fix this problem, take a look at the graphic from my book, Run Healthy, Run Strong and re-lace your shoes to avoid contact pressure points.

Steve Smith
Team Doc


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