I discovered the need for lock laces when I ran my first 10K in 2016. At mile 5 my shoelaces came unraveled. I decided to keep running. After another 100 meters, my rhythmic gait started to cause my shoelaces to whip me in the back of the leg which started to slow me down.
When I slowed down to a stop my body didn’t want to cooperate and bend over to tie my shoes (if you’ve ever come to a dead stop after running 5 miles you know what I mean). I had to plod on a little longer and find a handy tree to lean against to tie my shoelaces. This probably cost me about 2 minutes off of my chip time considering slowing down, failing on the first attempt to tie my shoes, and then slowing down due to the constant whipping of my shoelaces to find a tree to lean against.
Every new pair of running shoes I purchase I also purchase a set of Lock Laces. Actually, I got smart and bought a 3-pack because I was sure that I would want to use these on all future shoes and get a discount on the price.
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