i recently started getting lacebite on my 195's after having them for 6 weeks or so. What i did was take an old pair of sneakers & cut the tongue out*** (at the bottom). before i lace up i put the tongue in between my foot & the skate tongue. the "pad" spreads the pressure across the whole area rather than on my tendon (where it hurt). hope that helps, works for me
***make sure the sneaker has a padded tongue (not converse chuck taylors)
Perhaps you are tying up your boot too high, or tying them too tightly at the top.
I purchased Bunga Lace Bite pads about a year ago and they helped me a lot. IF I do up my higher eyelets too tightly I'll still feel a lot of pain, but proper tightness in combination with those pads works wonders!
My problem with lacebite, I think has to do with the changing dynamics of my foot. I am underpronating pretty bad with my left foot.
Looks just like this:
It's causing some pain in my foot was catching up with me around my ankle and up through my knee.
I had no choice but to run by the local RunOn store and purchase a decent pair of shoes that will correct this problem.
He also got me some new socks for my skates...one with moisture wicking properties...and it has a little bit of padding in the lace-bite areas.
FWIW I have spent some time seeing my foot doctor over the past year with not so great results. I really think from now on, I will select the guys at the Running store who see lots of people with similar issues and seem to suggest better results.
I never could get my Doctor to recommend a decent pair of shoes, but I think my problem will get better.
I used to cut a square out of dense foam and cut a whole of the size of of about 1.3" in the middle of it. Putting it between the foot and the tongue avoids friction on the fragile area.
I have been forced to do the same thing as this when the tendon guards on my RBK 9Ks went down (two consecutive pairs). I was getting some serious bite. If you're strapped or in a bind, cutting up a regular house sponge does a good trick too. Both should help.
I bought those and they didn't work. I get lacebite on my right ankle in the front. I get it to go away by resting more, hot/cold treatment or by putting corn or callous cushions on the area and playing like that. A little more padding can go a long way, also maybe not cranking on the laces as much and letting your ankles do more of the work.
I have seen those, but I decided to go the cheaper route instead. Had an old pair of shoes, just cut the tongues out and replaced them.
Haven't full skated in them yet, but I could tell after my modification it already felt better:
Side note, only my left foot was bothering me, but I try to keep my skates as even-feeling as possible, so, I put the other tongue on the other skate.
The good thing about this was, the shoe-tongues that I modified already had the lace-keepers sewn into the tongue, which I think is important to look for when doing this. Otherwise, I don't think it would work.