How To Lace A Hockey Skate
Learning how to lace hockey skates? Really? Although it is a very easy thing to accomplish, lacing hockey skates does take a little know how. Lacing hockey skates is much like lacing any other shoe. Almost, that is. Lacing hockey skates takes a turn towards the top of the skate. Learning how to properly lace hockey skates can be helpful. It will keep your ankles well-guarded and straight, eliminate the annoying need to stop and retie your hockey skate mid-game and help maintain the integrity of the skate. Learning how to lace hockey skates is a basic necessity for any avid player.
What you will need for the job:
- Hockey skate
- Shoelace of the proper length
- Count the number of eyelets on your hockey skate. The number of eyelets will aid you in buying the correct length shoelace. Shoelaces generally come in measurement of inches.
- Place one of your hockey skates between your knees, facing you. Place one end of the lace through the first eyelet. Thread it through to the corresponding eyelet. Hold the shoelace out, pulling from side to side until the shoelace tips are even.
- Take the shoelace in your right hand and place it into the eyelet just above the bottom one on the left side. Take the shoelace in your left hand and place it in the eyelet above the bottom one on the right side.
- Pull both laces through and pull tightly. Proceed with this same pattern until you have reached the top of the hockey skate. At about the middle of the hockey skate, stop pulling the shoelace tightly. You will need room to get your foot in.
- Once complete, place your foot into the hockey skate. Pull the laces tightly and continue to thread the skate. When you have threaded to the top of the hockey skate, hold the shoelaces outward.
- Cross the shoelaces in an "X" over the top of the hockey skate. Wrap around the ankle one time before tying the shoe as you normally would. You may double knot if you have enough shoelace. At this point some players like to wrap tape over their shoelaces to further secure it into place.
- Purchase sports lace, not normal lace for a tennis shoe or dress boot.