Those of you who know me know that I do not have what you would call an elegant running stride, and I rarely run for fun or for exercise - I prefer rowing, or team sports like basketball and softball. Even so, I love the feel of a new set of running shoes - its almost as if its hard to walk in them; their feel just makes me want to break out into a run.
My latest set of New Balaces came with a set of beaded cotton laces. The bumps in the laces prevent the loosening of the laces that is routinely caused by way that the shoe flexes as you run. Is it me, or is this one of those intuitively obvious ideas - like the Post-It note - that you could kick yourself for not having thought up years ago?