What are GREEPER® Laces?
GREEPER® Laces are award winning patented shoe laces that will never come undone and yet are very easy to loosen and tighten. Made with normal laces they ensure optimum fit and support, are very durable and can be used in all weather conditions, even with gloves on!
Used by world champion athletes, Greepers have recently been awarded “Best Buy” product (standing for “Quality Performance matched by superb value”) in 220 Triathlon Magazine. The reviewer commented “Using traditional shoelace material, they allow lightning fast lace tightening and secure lace fitting for the entire duration of your run, without the risk of extra foot movement seen using elastic laces”.
Greepers provide great benefits to anyone using shoelaces. They come in various styles and colours to suit all different types of footwear. They are particularly useful to people with special needs or disabilities that affect their ability to tie shoelaces
this took a bit of getting used to. You certainly had to play with the laces and get the fit just right! not easily done the 1st time, but 2nd time out was much easier! As triathletes, we tend to have a few pairs of shoes so the installation process should become a lot easier as you do more of them on all your training and race shoes!!
They can in a variety of great colours which allow for mix and match with your particular shoe colour. Putting them on 1st time, did take a little effort and patience but once one, they were great. The shoe seems to sit tight with them on, so getting the foot into the shoe was also not as free flowingly easy as elasticated laces. They certainly held the foot in a firmer position when running and un-like elastic which tends to lose its support structure over time, these laces should last a good while
Would I swop these for elasticated laces just yet? I am not sure to be honest and will need to do a good few races using the greeper lace system to check. I know Jan Frodeno uses them so if they are good enough for him, they should be good enough for me and you.