Mark Ayres is a keen amateur triathlete who's completed over 20 triathlons varying from short sprint distance events to longer events including three full Ironmans. He's also a long distance trail runner who's completed several ultra-marathons including 8 Oxfam Trailwalkers which involves running/walking 100km over rugged terrain. We asked Mark what he thinks of his new Zubits closures as he trains for his next big run; "As you may know, elastic laces are very popular in triathlon as they have the advantage of faster bike to run transition times over traditional laces. I've never been a fan of elastic laces though as I've found that my feet tend to slip around in my shoes whenever I use them. Naturally I was interested in the concept of Zubits closures, wondering whether they were quick to use and still resulted in a stable heel grip. I have used them in training and so far I'm happy with the way they feel. I've completed runs up to half marathon distance in them so far. I'm hoping to use them for the Sydney Marathon in September. I normally run in Asics DS Trainers on road, and Brooks Cascadia for trails although I've just stared rotating between different types of running shoe to help prevent injuries and have introduced Brooks Ghost and Newtons Gravity for some road runs."
We hope to follow Mark's process over time to see how Zubits closures hold up in these challenging situations where strength, convenience and being lightweight are all crucial factors, and, where Zubits closures really shine.