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Transitions and shoes????(5 posts)

Transitions and shoes????JRm1290
Aug 7, 2001 7:38 AM
I'm doing my first Tri in a couple of weeks, and I'm just a little curious about the small stuff. At T1 you'd slip on your bike shoes(which are usually 2 or 3 velcro straps right?), then at T2 you'd throw on your running shoes, but do you sit there and tie them, or just jam and force your foot in an already tied shoe?
re: Transitions and shoes????Clyde
Aug 7, 2001 10:16 AM
they make these cool elastic shoelaces you can already have on and tied...check with a first rate running shoe store in your area...or online at triathlete sources...but, to answer your question...most will just leave them untied then tie them...Now..Nike has a new shoe out to solve that problem...it has no laces, just an integral lace like system..designed for triathletes...
re: Transitions and shoes????Yellow Zipp
Aug 10, 2001 10:13 AM
As stated in the other reply, Companies make elastic shoe laces that you have preset before the race. You set them on your foot one time, take them off and you are set each time you wear them. In T2 I just slip them on and go. I've found that I don't get blisters or sore spots as much, if I leave the shoes loose.

Lots of bike shops and tri shops have them. You'll be able to find them at the race expos too!
re: Transitions and shoes????dug
Aug 13, 2001 11:05 AM
Either elastic laces (which I'm leery of, as I broke one once because I pulled on the lace to hard) OR spring loaded cord locks. Any running store or hardware store carries them. Cheap & light & bombproof.
re: Transitions and shoes????sanewman
Aug 23, 2001 6:53 PM
Check out www.trisports.com they have a number of fast lace systems to choose from. I use the Yankz, love them so far.