The importance of tying your shoelaces correctly

The importance of tying your shoelaces correctly

This comment from an unlucky pilgrim:

Thursday October 11th 2012
Casar de Caceres – Canaveral

We were just coming up to one of the bridges across the Embalse de Alcantara (reservoir) when the loop from one of my boot laces got caught in the other boot and I went flying over into the road. Two scratched knees, one broken finger on my left hand (home made splint working quite well) and a badly bruised right hand.

The very next day we caught up with two young German girls and the exact same accident happened to one of them on the same day and on the same stretch of road. She ended up with a badly cut knee.

We are both as they would say “on the road again”.

My laces are now tied to the very end – no loops left.

Having an exhausting but brilliant Camino.

Read the rest of this conversation on Shoe Laces on the Camino de Santiago here.

My laces don’t stay tied well, any tips?

My laces don't stay tied well, any tips?
My laces don't stay tied well, any tips?

The question was:

I’m experimenting with my Merrells (both the boots and the shoes) on a daily basis, and I’m finding that as Wonderful as these are for my feet, the laces don’t stay tied well. […] But does anyone have a solution? A trick? Another lace they’d recommend?

Read all the good advice on shoelaces on the Camino de Santiago.