Is it really that hard to bend over and tie your shoes? That was my first thought when I read about LockLaces. Then I read a few reviews. Then I started to think about how handy they would be. How sometimes I want to wear my sneakers but want to just pull them on for a quick walk or I need to get outside quickly. I could wear them loose and not worry about stepping on loose laces. I could snug them up for a walk or run. I could get really fun colors to offset the colors of my sneakers. Then I ordered a pair.
When they arrived, I sat down, read the brief instructions, laced up my shoes, and pulled them on. It was amazing! They fit snug but since they were elastic, there was a bit of give. I loosened them up and there was no slippage so I could go for a walk without tightening them.
I have gone for several walks, to work, even a light run. They have been great. It does take a little getting used to as I over tightened them several times and when that happens my feet start to hurt. It was simple fix to loosen them and keep going.
I don’t know if I would trust them to keep my feet on without being too tight for a mud run like a Spartan Race, but I will be trying them on for a local Zombie Run in September.