Posted by Charles Harris on April 07, 2015
Have you ever been so fed up with a slipping shoe tongue that you wonder why it’s on the shoe at all? While we totally understand your frustration, we can assure you that the tongue is an integral part of your shoe’s design. In fact, the tongue of your shoe serves a number of different purposes including:
Given these facts, it’s best to prevent tongue slippage with some tried-and-true techniques.
Take a look at the tongue of your favorite pair of shoes. If it’s an athletic-style shoe, such as a sneaker tongue, you’ll notice a flap of fabric that has been sewn into the tongue toward the upper middle. This flap is meant to be woven into the lace design to keep the tongue in place. Therefore, if you choose a pattern of lacing such as the straight tongue lace design technique , you can easily keep the tongue where you want it.
What happens if you decide to try a different style of lace design that doesn’t use the flap on the tongue to hold it steady when you’re wearing your shoes? In this case, it’s important to take a few prevention steps:
A slip of the shoe tongue can lead to subpar performance on the court, on the track or in the skate park. It can also cause injury or irritation to your feet. With Lace Anchors ®, head off any tongue slippage before it becomes a true problem and get back to enjoying your shoes.