Learning how to lace and tie your shoes for the first time can be one of the most magical moments of being a kid. Sitting down with one of your parents or maybe even a grandparent or older sibling and learning how to thread your shoelace through the eyelets, form a loop between your fingers and finally getting that snug feeling of tying the knot. But what about learning how to lace cleats? Once you’re a little older and start getting into sports like baseball, football or even golf, learning how to lace cleats for the first time feels like even more of an accomplishment. Sure, there’s learning the skills and techniques to become a good athlete, but knowing how to lace cleats is one of the final steps before hitting the field. Once you’ve pulled those laces tight, you’re off and running! Now you are ready to play every minute!
HOW TO LACE BASEBALL CLEATS LIKE A PRO
If you’re learning how to lace baseball cleats, follow these steps:
Insert the ends of the laces into the eyelets on the cleat closest to the toe. The lace goes in from the top and is pulled through from underneath. Hold the two ends against each other to make sure that you have equal length on each side.
Lace-up the cleat by crossing the laces over each other through each eyelet in a diagonal “X” pattern. The lace goes through the underside of each eyelet, out the top and then under again for the next hole. Lace-up the eyelets on each side before moving to the next row. Pull the laces through tightly each time, but not so snug that you have difficulty getting your foot into the cleat.
Put the cleats on your feet once you have reached the top of the eyelets on both shoes. Tie the laces snugly in a bow. Use a double-knot if necessary to provide a comfortable fit. And finally, fold the top flap of the cleat down over the laces. This will cover up the knot and provide extra padding for your foot.
If, after tying the laces, you find that there are areas that still feel loose or even too tight, you may need a more customized fit. That’s where Panther Teeth comes in.