Yankz! Sure Lace System
With this week's theme being “time” I decided to talk about transitions. There is no better time saving product than elastic laces - they turn any shoe into a slip-on, which allows you to be out of T2 and on the run without wasting energy tying your shoes.
I have tried a bunch of different transition laces over the past few years and my favorite would have to be the Yankz! brand Sure Lace System.
The biggest difference between the Yankz! Transition laces and other transition laces is that Yankz are adjustable in two places. Yankz is the only lacing system, which has two points for adjustment for the ankle, foot, and toe box area. This is a huge benefit for someone who has a either a narrower heel and needs a tighter fit around the ankle or for someone who needs a little more room around the front of the shoe.
The other distinguishing feature that sets Yankz apart is that it laces from the top of the shoe to the bottom, allowing for a more customized shoe fit. As I laced the shoe from top to the bottom I was able to leave enough slack in the laces so it was not too tight at the top or bottom to start and then could make the changes from there. Because of the top down design, you don’t end up with as much extra lace which is a plus.
In addition to wearing Yankz! for triathlon races, I have started using them in my everyday training shoes because I am able to get a better fit using the Yankz! over ordinary laces. It is also a benefit knowing that once I get the tightness and fit perfect on my shoes that I don’t have to adjust it ever again. There is nothing worse than starting a run and having to stop a mile or so in because you tied it too tightly or your shoe came untied. When using Yankz! in wet conditions, the elastic lace also repels the water, so no soggy
shoelaces to untie anymore, making it a great shoe for trail and adventure races in addition to triathlons.
I will admit it did take a few extra minutes to read the instructions and make sure I was putting the Yankz! in correctly but the extra minute or so to have the shoe fit perfectly and not have to worry about it again is time well spent.
Yankz comes in a variety of colors and is also available in a reflective style as well for those who are outside before the sun comes up or after its long gone. Running Fit has customized Yankz! for $7.99. In addition to keeping your shoes tied, it’s a great way to promote the store you love.
Yankz! was generous enough to give me 5 PAIRS OF CUSTOMIZED RUNNING FIT YANKZ! SURE LACE SYSTEMS as prizes!! The first 5 readers that reply to this blog will receive a pair. When you reply, leave your name and I will announce the
winners here in the next few days and set up a way to get you your prize!