Front strap slips
I recently got a set of cloud 9 kickers there brilliant just the front strap keeps coming up over my runners, how do you stop it happening?
Make sure they’re pulled back as far as the kickers will go on your feet. This should pull the front toe strap back far enough that it doesn’t slip. If the problem continues, you can use a thin strip of duct tape to secure the front and back straps so that your foot won’t slip out. Here’s an excellent solution from Athol Hill if you’ve got shoes that will work:
“I noticed you made mention of using tape to tape the front and back straps together to keep them from falling off the boot. One method that I have used very successfully, and has removed a high portion of strap wear is to use a boot with a large number of little studs. (I think mine are Olympic, but there are a number in this design) I have now cut away the studs where the straps come across with the following results:1. Strap wear is greatly reduced as the remaining studs extend beyond the straps reducing their friction on the ground/astro. 2. Boots must be left inside the kicker when removing. It sounds difficult at first, but becomes easier as you are putting on the boot and the kicker at the same time. 3. There is NO way in hell, that the front strap will slide off. 4. You have far more grip on your toes when running as the studs extend far enough to keep the grip levels high. The final result manages to remove problems associated with the strap slipping problem. I previously broke a toe because of it, and decided to take action to prevent it happening again…ever…”