Product Review: Lock Laces

Please Note:  I was not asked to write this review, and I am not being compensated in any way for this post.  I purchased Lock Laces for myself and wanted to share my experience with them with my readers.

I honestly can’t remember how I stumbled upon Lock Laces.  I’m sure they were mentioned in a blog post or a Runner’s World article or something.  At any rate, I decided to try them out.  I purchased them on Amazon for $7.99 plus shipping and I’ve been using them since mid-July.

Lock Laces

What are they?

Lock Laces are a product designed to keep your shoes tied and secure at all times.  Once you’ve got them laced into your shoes, all you need to do is slide a plastic “lock” (like what’s on the end of a drawstring) to loosen or tighten them as much as you want.  The laces themselves are elastic, so it’s easy to slide your shoes on and off.

Pros:

  • Easy to set up and use
  • Durable.  I’ve been using them for almost four months and they still work perfectly, even after a spin in the washing machine
  • They work.  I haven’t had a shoelace come untied (unlocked?) since I started using them

Cons:

  • They look pretty goofy, IMHO, but since they work, I try not to let it bother me too much
  • This isn’t truly a con, but they are only good for one pair of shoes–once you click the little end cap on, you can’t open it again without compromising the mechanism.  This means that if you’re rotating multiple shoes, you’ll need to buy a set for each pair of shoes.  Since I’m currently only working with one pair, this isn’t an issue for me. However, when I get a new pair of shoes, I’ll have to get more laces too.

I am very satisfied with this product, and will most likely continue to use them for all of my running shoes.  I know 8 bucks seems like a lot for some shoelaces, but for me it’s worth not having to worry that my laces will come undone in mile 12 of a half marathon when it’s all I can do to keep moving.  They come in lots of colors, so you should be able to find something that matches your shoes.  I need to get some pink ones to show my Sweat Pink pride!

Have you ever tried Lock Laces, or a similar brand?

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12 thoughts on “Product Review: Lock Laces

  1. txa1265 says:

    I love lock laces … and was surprised how well theuy worked! But like you, I have them on two pairs of shoes that are ‘dead’ and need to buy more, but one pair of the shoes I have now already have a few hundred miles … so not worth it at this point. I should see if they have a ‘multi-pack’ or something so I can always have some on hand for new shoes! 🙂

  2. sarahdudek80 says:

    I just saw these the other day on another blog and was curious about these. So glad you posted about them. I am going to do some more research on these. They look pretty cool. Great post!

  3. dgobs says:

    I’ve heard of them but never seen them in person, nor tried them myself. They look pretty sweet though! I’ve (knock on wood) never had my races come undone during a race, but they did ALL the time in soccer games (despite double-knots) so these would be amazing for that. You know, if I were going to continue playing soccer 😉

  4. runsaltrun says:

    These are one of those things that I’ve seen, wanted, not gotten yet, and then cursed myself when my shoes have come untied and I almost break my face. Adding immediately to the stocking stuffer list!

  5. Amy says:

    I’ve never had trouble with my running shoe laces coming untied, so I think they would be silly for me to use. I prefer to go with what I’d call a “modified” double knot. However, if my shoes did untie frequently, I’d definitely pay 8 bucks to solve the problem.

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