you ever been out running and your shoe spontaneously comes untied for
no apparent reason? I was out doing speed drills one day, and during my
first drill my right shoe came undone. I, of course, couldn’t stop to
tie it since I was in the middle of my drill, so I kept going, praying I
wouldn’t trip. When I could, I stopped to tie it and checked to make
sure it was secure. Wouldn’t you know, when I began my second
one-minute drill and the other shoe came untied! This had never
happened to me before. Again, I had to struggle through it and then
stop again and tie it, deciding to double knot it this time. Thank
goodness this had never happened during a marathon when you don’t stop
I had heard about Lock Laces and thought I would give them a try. I visited their website, and here’s what it said:
LOCK LACES™ patented "elastic shoelace and fastening system" you have a
product that is high tech with low maintenance. Worry free LOCK LACES™
provide a better fit for improved performance.
LACES™ sustains compression across the foot increasing the amount of
oxygen available to the muscles which helps endurance athletes manage
Great for runners, walkers, triathlons, and other sports Ideal for kids, seniors and those with special needs.
liked what I read and was curious to try them out. I received a 3-pack
to take out on a test run. I was surprised at how easy they were to
install. (There is a tutorial video on their website) First thing I
learned was to put your foot in your shoe and then install the laces.
Genius! I had never done that before, and it made perfect sense to get
the perfect fit.
foot in the shoe, I started to lace them, making sure I liked the
amount of pressure and tension as I worked my way to the top of the
shoe. I made proper adjustments, because once they are in place and
secured with the locking clip, they don’t move! There is no loosening
up as you run due to the locking device that holds the laces in place.
This lock uses a high-tension alloy spring that won’t rust or corrode
and holds the laces in place so they stay secure and maintain the same
constant tension on the foot without loosening. Once the locking clip
is in place, cut the ends of the laces and snap on the end clip to hold
the ends together. I liked tucking in the clip so it won’t flop around
during a run.
are made out of durable, multi-banded strands of elastic (the same
elastic used for bungee cords) that won’t break or dry rot. The elastic
laces give you greater flexibility with a tighter, more comfortable fit
than traditional shoelaces. Now I don’t have to worry about my shoes
coming untied ever again!
for performance, they lived up to their billing of sustaining
compression around my foot. I was aware of the support without it being
uncomfortable or mentally distracting.
said, Lock Laces do exactly what they claim, AND I loved the color
selections! There are so many you are bound to find one that
compliments your shoes. Also, when ordering, you have the option to
order just one pair or multiple pairs, and the more you buy, the more