Shoelaces and I have a love/hate relationship. Actually, it’s more of a neutral/hate relationship: I don’t pay them any attention when they do what they’re supposed to do. But I hate when they decide to revolt and untie themselves. I am clumsy enough as it is; I don’t need my laces’ help in tripping, okay?
Needless to say, I was pretty stoked when Stash Sporting Goods reached out to us about trying their LaceLocker shoelace fasteners, which are designed to securely store your tied laces so that they don’t come loose or get dirty/wet.
The question was this: was it possible that I could actually get through an entire walk without having to find a safe spot to retie my shoes?
I took to the streets to find out. First, though, I had to get these little contraptions onto my sneaks. They looked a little daunting at first – insert this tab into this place, then fold and fold, etc. As I mentioned in my Fitbit review, I hate reading directions, but there are just four steps to get your laces locked into place so even direction-loathers like myself can deal with it.
The process was ridiculously quick and easy, which I sincerely appreciate as both a mother and an eternal lazy person. Then! To the streets!
Bottom line is this: my shoelaces didn’t budge. Like, at all. I be-bopped (okay, fine, dragged myself) up and down some gnarly hills and my laces stayed locked. And while I might not use them for every single run, you can bet your sweet booty that I will use them for every single race. I definitely think LaceLocker fasteners are a must-have for every runner on race day, especially for those of you who are looking for your next PR. There’s not a chance you’ll have to stop to retie your laces.
Plus, how adorable is that name? They really ARE little tiny lockers for your laces!
Stash Sports were awesome enough to offer up a pair of LaceLockers to a lucky Scoot reader. To enter, click on the cute Rafflecopter pic below. The giveaway runs through 10/8!
Disclaimer: I received one pair of LaceLocker fastener for review. All words and opinions are my own. Giveaway prize donated by Stash Sporting Goods.
I’d love to try these out on my saucony’s! I always double knot my laces so they don’t come untied, but sometimes it’s hard to get them untied when I get home.
I would totally use the lace lockers on my Virattas or Kinvaras!
for a brief moment I thought those were the sneakers Marty McFly wears in 2015 with the automatic laces. Took me a minute to calm down.
Best comment ever.
I would wear them on my Saucony shoes
These are genius! I’d wear them on my Mizunos!
I think I’d stick to double knots.
I would wear them on my brooks!
I would wear them on my Saucony Ride 5.
I would wear them on my Hoka One Ones
Sounds so perfect; such a simple solution!
I would wear them on my neon yellow Saucony shoe. 🙂
I’d wear them on my old Brooks Ghosts (since my new ones already have Lock Laces on them 🙂 )
I would wear these on my Nike Free Runs!
I’d put them on my Wave Riders!