Loosen the lace, pull the tongue forward, and insert your foot into the boot. Center the boot tongue and pull it up. Then tighten the laces through the eyelets so that they are snug (not slack) but not too tight. To ensure proper support for the ankles, the tightest point of lacing should be at the instep. Follow by crisscrossing the laces snugly around each hook. When you reach the top hook, tie a secure bow. If the ends of the laces are too long, wrap the laces through the hooks again and then tie a bow in front. Do not let the ends drag on the ice. A good fit will allow you to insert a finger in the back of your boot.