Xtenex Elasticated Race Laces
Gorgeous colour and great idea, but knots just too large to fit shoes!
I thought these laces would look and function well with my running shoes, to avoid those times when my laces magically seem to undo themselves. Sadly, I just could not fit the knots through the lace holes of my Adidas running shoes, so reluctantly they were returned to the shop. Great idea though and they certainly would liven up a pair of boring trainers!
August 24, 2013
I love these!
Esy to fit (after I'd read previous reviews), stay put, eye-catchingly bright and cool looking. I love these and will buy more...
August 15, 2013
Brilliant once you've got the hang of them!
Bought these laces as I'm in training for a half marathon and get fed up having to stop and re-tie laces mid-run. Staff in Sweaty Betty recommended them to me so I thought I'd give them a go. They are a bit of a pain to get in but once you've cracked it they are great. The trick is to stretch the lace flat before you thread them rather than try to force the laces through one knot at a time. Once they are in they stay where they are and make it easy to slip trainers on and off. Also, no more numb feet from tying laces too tight. Highly recommended.
July 19, 2013
Great product, bought them for a triathlon and they make putting your trainers on much quicker and easier when your racing against time.
June 28, 2013
Fab idea hard to thread takes a while to get comfortable great product once use to them
May 6, 2013
Great laces BUT not for muddy races!
These laces are great, they really make running more comfortable as they adapt to swelling feet in long runs. As they also make it easier to get trainers on and off, I was in a little trouble during a muddy trail race as pulling my feet out of the mud meant having to do it slowly in order not to leave both trainers behind... Stick to dry roads! :)
June 4, 2013
No more laces to do up
I have these on my outdoor trainers so after a soggy run they can easily be slipped off so I don't trail mud inside while I get to the house alarm.
They are a little tricky to lace them through your trainers in the first place. I found the best way was to hold the shoe between my knees then stretch the band with both hands so the knot slides through the hole more easily than just forcing it
February 26, 2013
Great product make slipping trainers on fuss free. Really lovely colour choice would recommend !
March 15, 2013
Elasticated race laces
I was a disappointed with these laces. They look gorgeous - especially on black trainers, but they are very short (about 1/2 the length of normal laces) and hence you need to do them up quite tight to get them in your shoe. After 3 attempts to loosen the laces as far as I could - I gave up and ended up having to put the original laces back in my trainers because the blood was being cut off in my foot and it was going numb! )-:
January 14, 2013
Love these, have 2 pairs and wear them in my Asics Cumulus. They take a bit of adjustment to get right but once they're set they amazing. Shoes are so easy to get on and off and I find when my feet expand on long runs the laces don't cut in. I have black and hot pink, they're fab.
January 12, 2013