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Curt Peterson
( curtpeterson - M )

Pacific Northwest
Lock Laces Shoe Laces Lock Laces Shoe Laces on 08/07/2006 11:43:50 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 2 / 5

I'll give the Lock-Laces that BPL sells a star for being incredibly comfortable during in-camp and flat trail duty, and another star for the quick and easy on-off they allow.

But, they are not nearly secure enough for any kind of real side-hilling or steep descent. Rolling off the sides and bashing toes into the front of the shoes gets pretty old. Way too much stretch for the pressure these activities create.

Nice idea for an "easy trail" lace or a shoe that's on and off a lot, but not really a good idea for backcountry use.

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b d
( bdavis )

Mt. Lassen - Shasta, N. Cal.
Really convenient on 12/03/2006 19:11:31 MST Report Post Print

Rating: 4 / 5

I put the locks on my low tops. The synthetic shoe strings that came with them wouldn't stay tied. I slipped the lock device onto the shoe strings that came with the shoes.

String Locks

I am getting rid of the plastic pull plug thing. Don't need it. With the thickness of the strings that came with the shoe all I need is a knot about 2 1/2 inches up from the lock device when it is clamped down and the strings hold.

So I have not been bending over and trying to tie my shoe laces every half hour for that last several months.

I am glad I bought them, they have held up and seem to be pretty
indestructible. I only give them a 4 because I didn't need any plug to pull on nor did I need any strings, just the lock.

They are in the Gear Shop and I am going to get a couple more in case they stop manufacturing them ... getting worried about how much good gear disappears all of a sudden.

Edited by bdavis on 12/10/2006 13:15:35 MST.

paul johnson
( pj )

LazyBoy in my Den - miss the forest
Very nice, but not perfect on 12/04/2006 04:11:45 MST Report Post Print

Rating: 4 / 5

Have used these in my trail runners.

They actually make a nice snug fit that keeps the shoes on the feet.

I am very pleased with them.

Only downside for me is that since the laces are elastic, in order to make sure that footwear doesn't come off in demanding situations, they need to be snugged up some which means that they are stretched a bit. Since they are stretched and being elastic, they want to shorten (i.e. tighten) whenever possible and exert a constant compressive force on the top of the foot. After a while, i find that they become just a tad uncomfortable (NOT painful by any means) and i feel that a minor compromise in circulation might(???) have occured. I base this observation on how good it feels to take the shoes off after 4 or more hours of wearing them and both scratch and massage the top of my feet. Both healthwise and performance-wise, this is not an issue for me. Ok, maybe i'm just a "whining wimp", but i thought others should know, just in case this (possible minor circulation issues) is more of a problem for them.

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