Rated 3 out of
Good but not greatI hated to give up my OLD shoes that came with no-tie laces. I could slide them open, put on the shoes, then tighten them as I wanted. But the best pair of NEW shoes came only with traditional laces. So I bought these and installed them fairly easily. BUT I fould out they aren't supposed to be adjusted after installation. I could pull my Keens on and off. But they would be too loose with some socks and too tight with others, and if I wanted to wear my orthotics, I struggled to get the shoes on. I am sadly going back to traditional laces and looking in the future for shoes with no-tie laces.
Date published: 2014-03-21
Rated 3 out of
Not great but not bad...I was looking to find a shoelace for my broken 510 mountain biking shoes that I didn't have to tie and untie all the time and would have a consistent snugness. I know... lazy... Sue me.
While working a marathon some months ago one of the vendors sold these neat elastic shoelaces with "knots" in them to hold the shoelace in the same position relative to each eyelet. (REI really needs to sells these!) I ordered a pair but in the mean time I still needed something right now for my shoes so off to REI I went and found these "Yankz" laces.
Installation was simple and easy. The don't untie and getting the shoe on and off is as simple as it gets. My problem with them is that they seem to loosen near the toe while they stay tight on top of the foot and towards the ankle. For my use (a mountain bike shoe) and my preference (I don't like them super tight anyway) this is a non-issue. But for running I could see that this could be a huge issue.
So, I'd recommend them with the caveat being my above concerns about the consistent snugness throughout the length of the tongue.