Friday, March 15, 2013
When 45 seconds can make or break it...
You spent 4 months busting your tail training to finish with a new PR and then - womp womp - you have to stop. In some cases, 45 seconds could mean going home with a medal and a smile or it could mean a medal and a pouty face...Wouldn't you rather blame the 45 second stop on the world's fastest port-o-let breaks and not to tie your shoes?
At first, I only thought that these kinds of laces were necessary for triathletes or for people who had trouble tying their laces for a multitude of reasons.
But lately, I've been seeing these new shoe laces on the "runner/blogger scene" and have wanted to get my hands on them. I actually had a set in my cart ready to checkout when Lock Laces contacted me to try them. You better believe I replied to that email with the quickness!
I was instantly a fan of Lock Laces just from visiting their website and seeing the good they do as a company. They are a propenent of giving back. To me, that is important.... and having a massive color selection doesn't hurt either (black, white, cool gray, brown, hot pink, cotton candy pink, navy blue, purple, orange, red, royal blue, yellow, and sour green apple). All the positive reviews I'd already heard just made this opportunity that much sweeter!
I received a neon green pair (green apple) that matched my Newtons and a pink pair that matched my Asics Rush33s, even though I didn't even ask for the pink ones! Nice right? This actually worked out perfectly. I could test them for running and other workouts in the two different types of shoes.
The instructions were on the back of the packets and very easy to follow. If you accidentally throw your package away, well no biggie cause you can watch it on YouTube or just go to their Instructions page. Just 5 minutes later both sets of shoes were re-laced and ready to go.