Easy to fit in normal running trainers for use in triathlon. Have only used for a few weeks and for road running so can’t vouch for their effectiveness in vet rougher ground or in muddy conditions for fell or trail running but great for road running.
Quality elastic laces, easy to fit.
I fitted these to my Mountain biking shoes, which have long flappy laces. They always get caught on the chain or front cog and collect oil which ends up on your hands. So fitting RaceLace means that you don't have long flappy laces, and as another advantage the shoes are quicker to put on.
There are many brands of elastic lace but it does pay to buy quality, as you need a good quality of elastic that is going to stand the test of time. RaceLace's elastic is strong and robust and also has a reflective thread running through it which is great for cycling.
Excellent security at the expense of a little flexibility
These laces arrived very quickly. They are exactly as advertised and they do what they promise to do, so I am impressed with the seller.
Once laced into your running shoes, you effectively have a pair of slip-ons. The laces can be tightened using a plastic cinch. The cinch itself is quite stiff, so if you are planning on using the laces because you have problems with manual dexterity, they are not ideal. They held the shoes securely in place as I ran. The only (minor) downside is that I found it easier to use ordinary laces flexibly. By that I mean you can have them loose at the bottom, tighter in the middle, looser again at the top, etc. That is harder to do with these laces but not absolutely impossible.
How to fit your Race Laces
Remove your old laces and discard
Place your foot in your trainers before you start lacing them up, this ensures you get a comfortable fit and the elastic laces will not be too tight.
Thread through your new Race Lace then pull the laces through so that you don’t have any slack in the laces. Don’t pull them too tight as you can adjust them later.
Next, you need to thread through both ends of your new laces ONE AT A TIME through the locking cap, remember to push down the cap HARD to release the race lace clamps when you're doing this. THIS PART WILL REQUIRE A FIRM STRONG HANDSTEP 6Keep your finger pushed down on the button and slide the race lace clamp towards the tongue of your trainers and then release. This will lock your laces in place so that they can’t move.
Then you need to get a pair of scissors so that you can cut the cord to length, we recommend leaving approximately 2-3” or 5-8cm but this is entirely up to you.
Lastly, all you need to do is attach the lace clamps. Simply thread the ends of the cord through the hole. It is important that the end of the cut cords line up the teeth inside the clamp, finally press down firmly.
Fitting these laces can be fiddly and the clamps a little stiff BUT please persevere. Once installed you will NEVER have to mess with these shoelaces again. The laces and clamps have purposefully been designed to be tight fitting through the elastic shoelaces clamp, this prevents laces from loosening or coming undone. unlike others. Especially important for athletes and sports players.
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