Small But Essential

Short post about Lock Laces and why they rock laces.

I went through a long and wonderful period where I was a Salomon guy through and through. LOVED their shoes. Well, really what I loved was the lacing system.

They call it Quicklace and boy is it ever! Plug your foot in, pull the laces tight with one finger, tighten the “lock” and run for it!

But I haven’t run in Salomons for years. How could I get the awesomeness of the Salomon lacing system in a shoe that was more tailored to my current taste in shoes? In other words, my Altras.

Well, fate seems to always have my back.

While on vacation, I was wandering around the Big Island Running Company store in Hawaii when I saw a whole display of Lock Laces. And they come in every color of the rainbow. Just a few days previous, I had been complaining (mostly to myself) about the floppy, too-long laces on my running shoes. BAM! Problem instantly solved.

I ran a 5k race the next day using the Lock Laces and have run an untold number of miles since. I’m still over the moon about these things. I just put a set on the Altra Escalantes that I will wear in the Oakland Marathon this Sunday and I’ll be putting a set in my 4th pair of Altra Lone Peak 3.0s which are still waiting in the box for their first trail experience.

Now I can lace up and go in no time flat. And the elastic of the laces means that I always get it right the first time. No re-tying, no stopping to adjust mid-run. My shoes are secure and keep my feet from sliding around on the steepest down hills. On the rare occasion that I do need to adjust them, it’s done in seconds and I’m off again.

I’ve also ordered another three sets because my kids having been eyeing them. They appreciate how quickly I can get in and out of my shoes.

So if you’re looking for an alternative to the stock laces that come in your shoes, you might want to try a pair of Lock Laces.

You can save 25% on the Lock Laces website by using the code RUNTRAILS at checkout.
(Offer good until April 28th, 2017)


Run on, Sisters & Brothers!


#trailrunning #locklaces #runwild #run


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