If you’re anything like me, you hate tying your shoes. I just hate it. It’s an inconvenience and it’s 30 seconds I can’t afford to lose. I would much rather slip a pair of shoes on and fly out the door. There are many advantages to this. Your sleep is maximized because you can lay in bed an extra 30 seconds every day. Your risk of injury from tripping over untied laces goes down. Plus your coolness factor goes up because…well…you own Snaplaces.
My Under Armour slip-ons are one of the most comfortable shoes I own. Not just because of the 4D foam, but because I don’t have to worry about laces being too tight or too lose, I can just slide them on and they adjust to my foot. So I looked at alternatives to make my shoes more convenient. I looked at Hickies, I looked at Lock Laces, but they didn’t seem to work for me. Then I came across Snaplaces.
The elasticity of the product intrigued me. I didn’t have this awkward bow that jutted out or have an awkward number or laces to string through. They just worked. My friends at Snaplaces were kind enough to send me a few sets of Snaplaces to try out. I was impressed. The set up is super easy. You feed one set of laces through two sets of holes, the other set through the other two sets of holes, cut to the tightness you want, fasten to the clips, voila!
Snaplaces are 100% American made. I always support American products. They have hundreds, literally hundreds of color combinations to choose from. When I spoke with Joseph, he asked me to send him a picture of my shoes. He then asked me if I wanted the shoes to pop or if I wanted a more subtle look. Of course I opted for the “pop.” So I got these sweet neon yellow laces for my Brooks. I used one set and put them on my wife’s shoes so she could test them. She raves about them. I showed my Snaplaces to my parents and my mom bought two pairs. The convenience of your running shoes being slip-on and a perfect fit every time is awesome.
The only complaint I have about these is that two of my clips broke. I’m not even sure how I did it. I just looked down and it wasn’t clipped anymore. I contacted Snaplaces and they promptly replaced them and asked that I send back the broken ones for testing. They said a few of the colors became brittle in the process of making them. Plus 1,000 points for customer service! So I got a replacement of the pair that broke plus a red pair. The beauty of customization is that you can mix and match when you buy. You can vary the lace color or the snap color for a truly unique look for your shoes. I put two different color snaps on my Brooks to set them off a little.
I wouldn’t hesitate to wear these on any training runs or any regular running races. I’m not sure I would trust them during a Spartan Race or other obstacle race. I’d be afraid I would kick a wall and break a snap or lose them in the mud due to the slight elasticity. However, the thought of throwing on a pair of shoes that have a little give after a race sounds great as my feet swell and throb from soreness and overuse. So if you hate tying your shoes, love the convenience of slip-ons, or you just want a shoe that is tight but has a little give, I think you’ll really like what Snaplaces has to offer. Give them a shot!!! Check them out at http://snaplaces.com!
*A big thank you to Snaplaces for outfitting my shoes
**All opinions in this post are 100% my own