What is the extra hole on your running shoes for?

You might be wondering what that extra hole at the top of your running shoe is – this is what it’s used for if you want to “heel lock” your laces.  Be careful not to tie it too tightly or it will put a lot of pressure on the top of your ankle or foot. I also recommend a double tie. Check it out.

Coach Lora Erickson


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Coach Lora Erickson is an Ironman All-World athlete and certified running and triathlon coach recently competing in the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Africa in 2018. Lora was born and raised in Colorado and was to run for the University and Utah & Utah State University where she obtained a degree in Community Health Education with duel minors in Chemistry and Nutrition. Coach Lora has a true passion for health promotion and loves to share her experiences. Learn more: About Coach Lora Erickson