Question: Should You Tie Your Skates All The Way Up?

Should I lace my hockey skates all the way up?

With my Grafs, I lace all the way up to the top because they have a smoother transition between foot and heel.

Bauers have a sharp transition and I used to skip 1-2 eyelets when lacing..

Do shoelaces go over or under?

The laces run straight from eyelet to eyelet, horizontally across the top of the shoe. All the excess runs up and under the lace guard on each side, allowing the shoe to be tightened at the top just like normal.

Should my toes touch the end of my skates?

My toes are touching the end! Almost all skaters worry about their toes touching the end when they first put on skates. This is perfectly normal.

How tight should hockey skates be tied?

I (usually) recommend that players lace their skates snugly through the middle part of the foot (the part of the foot that needs the most support), but that above the ankle (the top eyelet of the boot) they should keep them somewhat looser. More advanced skaters may choose not to lace the very top eyelet.

How do you tell if your skates are broken down?

You can usually tell by looking at them. If the ankle creases are really deep and you no longer feel stable on the ice, especially when jumping, it’s usually time for new boots. It’s also time for new boots if the start to create new pressure points or pinch in new places.

How do you break in new skates?

Focusing on just doing edges and doing spins really helps too. -Rub some water on the insides of your skates and wear them around the house for awhile. Wet a pair of socks before putting on your skates, and then wear them around the house. Or just have a good skate shop punch out the ankles and anywhere else it hurts.

What is the loop on the tongue of a shoe for?

Do the tongues of your sneakers slip to one side as you run? There’s usually a loop on the tongue for your laces to prevent that, but it often doesn’t work. The solution is to loop the laces backwards.