We’ve all had the
uncomfortable and sometimes embarrassing experience of heel slippage in our
shoes. Whether we’re talking about heels slipping out of sneakers, running
shoes or casual shoes, it’s a problem that many people experience. Stop the
dreaded heel slippage by following a few simple guidelines:
Make sure your shoe is the right
is integral to eliminating heel slippage from the start. If your shoes are too
large, even by just a half-size, they won’t fit snugly around the heel area. Although
you might think you know your shoe size, visit a shoe store and have it checked
by the experts. In many cases, shoe sizes change as we age. By correcting your
size, you can minimize the risk that the heel of the shoe will slip off your
Wear socks that are non-slip.
you still wearing old socks that would be better left in the garbage? Invest in
a few pairs of better-quality socks, especially if you’re trying to reduce the
experience of heels slipping out of running shoes. On the other hand, if you
wear your shoes without socks, go back to step number one and try on your shoes
without socks to get a true fit.
Pick high quality shoelaces.
shoelaces that came with your shoes might not be of the highest quality. To make
sure they’re going to stay taut wear-after-wear, try picking brands like
RocketInk® that are constructed of
Use a bowless tying system.
problem with shoelace ends that are tied in bows is that they are forever
coming loose. One minute they’re tight and comfortable, the next minute you’re
griping about heel slippage. Instead of relying on these types of old-fashioned
tying methods, try installing a bowless tying system.
installing the Lace Anchors®, instead of trimming, pull the laces back out of the same
hole the Lace Anchors are installed on.
When you slide your foot into the shoe, the shoe is already snug and
fits great without needing to tighten your laces. If you pull the shoelaces, once the Lace
® are installed, the shoelaces won’t move – avoiding putting
more tension on the top of your foot.
When you pull on the lace, it just
gives you a pinch at the tongue of your sneakers, and all the pressure is
coming from your heel, locking your heel in place. With this method, you’re not putting pressure
on top of your foot and causing problems like tendonitis.
Don’t fold over the heel when
slipping on your shoes.
if you use Lace Anchors
®, it’s important to avoid squishing or
bending the heel of your shoe. This is where a shoe horn can actually come in
handy. They’ll keep your shoes supportive and in great shape for longer.
Heel slippage may
be a drag, but it isn’t inevitable. Take a few precautions, and enjoy wearing
your favorite style of shoe without worrying about slippage.