Your race is going better than expected. Everything is in sync. Energy is endless, strumming you along the road to a new personal best. Something is tugging on your mind, and then you feel it. Your shoelaces unravel, and they are whipping your legs. A volley of curses flows out of your mouth as you stop to tie your shoelaces.
Bye-bye conventional shoelaces
Sound familiar? Loose shoelaces were one of my biggest pitfalls. After two half marathons, I convinced myself that there had to be something better than conventional standard laces. I was right. After I researched for a short amount of time, I stumbled upon a company called Lock Laces. The design is simple and figuring out how to install the shoelaces is easy. I spent a total of five minutes on each shoe to get them installed. I now use Lock Laces on all of my running shoes. One pair of Lock Laces has battled through three half-marathons and one full marathon, as well as 30 miles per week of running. Pictured above are my orange Lock Laces on my Nike Free RN shoes. Bonus, you can wash them as well.
These work on your kid’s shoes too!
My ten-year-old son should be tieing his shoes by now. One day He asked me, “Why hasn’t someone invented better shoelaces you don’t have to tie?” Tieing your shoes is an important developmental milestone, right? At the age of twelve, he can now tie his shoes. However, he still prefers to use Lock Laces.
After you’ve retired a pair of running shoes, you can untie the Lock Laces and use them on your new pair of shoes. Some people will need to color coordinate. Don’t worry they offer their product in ten colors.
Give them a try! Your running shoes will thank you.