Alternate Lacing

Anyone who has tried Topo Athletic knows that our shoes follow the natural shape of the foot: plenty of room for the toes to spread and a secure midfoot and heel. If you require additional fit adjustments, alternate lacing allows you to customize to your unique foot type.

Lacing options:

1. High Arches
This lacing technique helps the shoe provide additional support to prevent supination from getting in the way of comfort.

2. Too Tight on Top
Sometimes called “parallel lacing” or “Lydiard lacing”, this technique keeps tension away from the upper.

3. High Midfoot
This technique helps stop over-pronation and improve stability on the track or trail.

4. Flat Feet
This lacing technique for flat feet keeps the shoe very snug around the foot to help advance your experience.

5. Heel Slipping
Keep your foot in place while in motion by using this lacing technique to avoid heel slipping, which may result in instability, distraction, and accidents.

6. Toe Pains
Allow for more space in the forefoot by using this techniques to adjust tension for better toe splaying.

7. Swollen Feet
This technique relieves upper tension for a more comfortable ride when your feet are slightly swollen from training.

8. One Area Too Tight
By applying this technique right, you can even out certain pressure points and avoid foot fatigue.

9. Narrow Heel & Wide Forefoot
If you’re looking for more room and breathability in the interior of your shoe, use this special lacing technique that allows you to change the tightness of grip throughout your run.