How to Tie Shoes for Women Who Wear Orthotics — It Takes 3 Easy and Simple Steps!


There is a specific shoe lacing technique I use for women who wear orthotics. This technique helps keep the orthotic in place, secures the heels against the back of the shoes, and allows women to get the full benefits that the orthotics have to offer.

I am always emphasizing to women that it doesn’t matter how supportive the shoes or the orthotics are, if the shoes are not properly laced, they won’t get any of the benefits that the shoes or the orthotics have to offer.

One common complaint that women have when they wear orthotics is how they feel  that their feet are being raised up and their heels slip off the shoes too much. My shoe lacing technique helps prevent heel slippage whenever you are walking or running.

I learned this shoe lacing technique from working at a specialized family shoe store that focuses on women with foot and leg problems for the last 10 years. We fit women for supportive shoes and orthotics, and we also help women with “complicated” foot shapes find the perfect pair of shoes.

How to Tie Shoes for Women Who Wear Orthotics

Step 1

Start by lacing your shoes as you would normally do but leave the top two eyelets (shoe holes) of the shoes unlaced as shown in the image below:

How To Tie Your Shoes

Step 2

Lace the shoes through the top shoe eyelet first as shown in the image below:

How To Tie Your Shoes

Step 3

Lace the shoes through the shoe eyelet that you left unlaced as shown in the image below:

How To Tie Your Shoes

You are all done. This method will make a tremendous difference in the way your shoes fit and feel. You will notice a difference right away, as your heels will feel more secure and you will feel more stable when walking or running.

If you still haven’t found a pair of supportive, comfortable, and deep shoes to wear with your orthotics I suggest that you take a look at the article below:

The Best Women’s Shoes For Orthotics – Deep And Supportive!

Don’t hesitate to contact me if you are having trouble applying this shoe lacing technique or if you can’t seem to find a specific pair of shoes for your feet. I will help you find them: 

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About Juan Pablo Valenzuela 170 Articles
My name is Juan Valenzuela and since I started fitting shoes in 2009, I have helped several women who claimed that their feet were too wide or too narrow to find that particular shoe style that they didn’t even know existed. Are you experiencing foot and leg pain? I have helped hundreds of women who were experiencing foot and pain due to not wearing the correct pair of shoes.Something so simple such as wearing the correct shoe size and the correct shoe style will keep your feet and legs healthy. I know which shoe brands and shoe styles are better than others from having fitted them before.