Lock Laces: The Best Thing to Happen to Shoe Laces Since the Double Knot

Lock Laces

Shoe laces as we know them are hundreds of years old. And they haven’t seen any innovation since the addition of aglets (the plastic things on th ends). For the most part, they work as needed for day-to-day wear. But for athletes who perform in events like triathlons, marathons, and endurance events like Tough Mudder, something that guarantees performance is required.

Lock Laces are made of stretchy bungy that allows give during natural motion while retaining tightness. Regular shoe laces are rigid, and if they do give, they stay loose.

Lock Laces are also fitted to your shoes and how you wear them. Once installed, you never have to worry about floppy bows or having to stop and tie your shoes during your timed event.

Skeptical? Don’t take my word for it. My girlfriend used them during the Warrior Dash and gave them glowing reviews.

It’s the closest thing to power laces that we’ve got.

Andrew is the founder and editor of Primer. He's a graduate of American University and currently lives in Los Angeles. Read more about Primer on our About page.

  • http://www.facebook.com/EtherGnat Michael Chastain

    I love Lock Laces. To be fair I assume other brands work just as well, I just haven’t tried them. I started using them to speed my transitions in Triathlons, and discovered I love them for all my running.

    The best thing is once you experiment a little you get the perfect fit every time, all the time. They stretch enough to allow for some feet swelling while still maintaining a great fit. The ease putting them on and taking them off is just a bonus. I missed my goal time on my marathon by six seconds after having to stop and tie my shoe–I wish I had known about them then.

    That being said the one place I’d absolutely recommend NOT using them is a Tough Mudder, or any other race through mud. That’s a good way to lose a shoe, as they’ll pull off far easier than a traditional lace and the mud will suck them right off.

    • anon

      stop your advertising crap.

    • anon

      stop your advertising. and stop deleting my posts calling out your advertising. why cant you be honest about where your revenue is coming from if you expect me to read this blog?

  • CousinBratwurst

    They really look like something you’d put on a child’s shoe. Is it really that hard to tie your shoelaces with a Square knot?

    • http://www.primermagazine.com/ Andrew

      It has nothing to do with ease of tying.

  • Mike

    Hey Andrew, will these work for kids’ soccer shoes? How stretchy is the bungy once it’s pulled tight?

    • http://www.primermagazine.com/ Andrew

      Mike, I think they’d definitely work for that. You can get them pretty tight if you slide the lock up as far as you can.

  • Allen

    Honestly, these laces look like a gimmick. If regular laces work for marathon winners and Olympians, then regular laces work for me. Proper training and knowing how to tie your shoes securely take you farther than bungee cord laces can.
    Also, it’s “triathlons” not “triatholons.”

    • http://www.primermagazine.com/ Andrew

      Thanks for the catch, I fixed it.