Bungee shoe laces… if you’re at all a gear geek you’ve probably seen them around. You may even think “Another brand for the same ol’ product.” Honestly, I did.
But something about the passion and excitement that Kirby, one of the founders, conveyed through his messages to me made me think there’s more to this brand. And looking into their site and the product… there is.
Features that distinguish Racing Laces from others:
- They’re reflective, this isn’t an “add-on” feature but is standard across the board.
- They’re made from Malaysian rubber, not the more standard synthetic runner. This makes them stronger against the elements and time.
- Dual spring-loaded locking mechanism keeps each side of the lace where it is supposed to be.
- Stainless steel spring so it won’t rust.
Another thing that really distinguishes Racing Laces from others is the detail of information they point out on their site. The most interesting to me:
They point out how elasticized laces can actually help improve running performance and the runner can gain speed by using them. How? The laces allow the foot to move through natural range of motion and expansion, so your muscles can develop. And as muscles grow stronger, you improve your power and balance!
Oh… and they look nice and come in 10 colors!
How did they perform for me? I actually went for a run with my regular laces on one shoe and the Racing Laces on the other. Just from that little test I was able to tell how the stretch actually improved the comfort of my shoe. And after running in them several times (yes, I moved to having the Racing Laces on both shoes) and then going out for a run in shoes without the Racing Laces I was really aware of how much more restrictive my shoes felt. It kind of surprised me!
Racing Laces sell for $11.99 a pair on their website and they offer free shipping on all orders.
If you want to order some, you can get 15% off everything in your cart at RacingLaces.com using code: jillslaces15
The ultimate way to try something new is to get it for free, right? I’ve got 2 pairs to give away here. So enter into via the Rafflecopter widget for your chance. Giveaway is open for 1 week. Er… 1 week and a couple of days. I’m not picking a winner on Thanksgiving, sorry ya’ll! I am taking my holiday and you should too!
Disclosure: I received a pair of Racing Laces free to review on my site, but opinions are always my own. And full disclosure, I’m going to order some more.