I ran in my pink ones today. I actually put one into one shoe and left the normal laces in the other shoe so that I could see the difference. I had a six miler to do and knew this would be the perfect chance to try out the laces.
My shoes slipped on quickly and stayed snug to my feet for the whole run. I think I tied them a little too tight, but the elastic makes it so that they were able to adjust a little each step. I was worried before receiving the item that they would be too stretchy and my foot would slip out of them. It didn't at all. But when I wanted to take my foot out, they slipped right out. I can't explain it, really. They work for slipping the shoe on and off, but they don't slip when you're actually running in them.
As soon as I got home, I replaced the other lace with the Lock Laces. It was a quick change as well.
Since the company sent me three pairs, I've decided to give away the blue ones to one reader. I figured I could share the love, as you'll love them as well! You can enter below through the Rafflecopter.
And I just saw on their Facebook page that through midnight tonight (2/14), you can get 50% off a pair using the code LOVE13.
Aside from the Lock Laces, I also ran with something else new today that I loved: a Moving Comfort sports bra. I'll spare you pictures of mine and just use the ones from the website.
I've been running in the Target C9 sports bras for the last year or two and didn't think anything of it. They seemed to do the trick. But as I was looking at race pictures after the Rock 'n' Roll St. Pete, I realized that I just didn't look that well supported. I had been thinking of trying a better sports bra, but the marathon pictures and ones from this weekend made me realize that it was time.
I tweeted out asking for recommendations, and immediately I got at least three responses suggesting Moving Comfort was the way to go. When I went to the FITniche event on Monday, I tried on the Rebound Racer sports bra and liked the fit, feel, and support of it. With the $10 off coupon they gave us I decided to buy it and try it. It's normally $50, which is a lot for a bra, so I was hoping it lived up to the hype.
When I went for my run with my new lock laces today I decided to double up on the newness and wear the sports bra as well. It was a great decision. I'm going to invest in another of them. It was very comfortable, didn't chafe, fit me well, and kept everything in place for my whole 6 mile run. It's something that can't be said for the Target bras I've been wearing. They gave us another $10 off coupon to use at a later date at the event, so I'll probably head down there and cash in on that before the end of the month. I like the other color options offered online, but I can't pass up getting 20% off. Check out the information online to find out more about the science of the bra. I just know it fit well, doesn't look hideous, and did everything that I wanted it to do. If you're looking for a new sports bra, I'd highly recommend this one.
Since I swear by the saying that "no new is good new on race day", I took full advantage of this mid-week run to try out my new. I'll wear them both again a few more times before hopping into a half marathon with them, but I can tell you already that these are two items that have quickly made their way up my "running must haves" list.
*disclosure: I received three pairs of Lock Laces from the company, but I really and truly love the feel of them. I paid for the sports bra on my own, and Moving Comfort has no idea that I'm even writing this review.