You know you’re getting old when you stoop to tie your shoelaces & wonder what else you could do while you’re down there.
~George Burns (Brainy Quotes)
Here’s a post I’ve been meaning to write for a little while, speed laces (in case you hadn’t already guessed). I gave up shoes that couldn’t be slipped on years ago – due to constantly running late in the mornings rather than age, but that hasn’t been an option for running shoes. Until now… (sort of, they have actually existed for a while & I’ve been using them a couple of months). I had actually pinned some on my running board a few months ago when I was pricing new running shoes, but it wasn’t until a couple of months ago I thought about looking for them locally. I was inspired to go for it by this post by Cinnamon over at Salty Running.
I love them. I have a terrible time getting my laces right when tying them, I often end up with them too tight & making my foot numb so I have to stop & retie them, or too loose so my shoe feels wrong & I have to stop to retie them. Then they usually end up too tight & the cycle repeats. With the speed laces it’s no longer a problem. I never have to tie or untie my shoes, I just pull them on & kick them off. Hurray!
And if you have big boobs or a big belly, or like me you have both, you know it can be a pain to get your shoes tied.