I became fond of triathlon for a long time because it combined two of my favorite sports: swimming and cycling. Running wasn’t something I did that often, but once I got into it I started to get a taste for it, although after all these years it’s still the part that I need to improve the most. And just as I take care of the material I use on the bike to the millimeter, when I put on my running shoes, you also have to take the material into account.
I have no intention of becoming a professional and I know that I will never win an amateur event because because of my work I cannot dedicate the time that I would like to physical preparation, but all of us who dedicate ourselves to this with passion feel a kind of anxiety for lowering the time in each test. Every second counts and everything helps. Notice that I have even switched to triathlon laces to lower a few tenths to the clock.
That some shoelaces can help improve the weather? Of course they do. Keep in mind that the transitions between one discipline and another is often a critical moment in which nerves can play a trick. It happens when removing the neoprene or when riding the bicycle. How many pro tests have been won or lost in transitions? In this sense, triathlon laces make the moment when we put on our shoes as easy as possible. Traditional laces can grip perfectly, but they make us lose precious seconds. This is how this sport is.
There is no doubt that the biggest financial outlay that a triathlete must bear is the bicycle: nothing can compare to this. A few wheels can easily go for more than 2,000 euros. Taking this into account, what does a few euros up or down matter if we talk about laces? Although the uninitiated in this sport do not understand all this effort we make to get seconds off the clock, in the end it is a passion: and like any passion it is difficult to explain for those who do not feel it.