Iain Dawson: Paratriathlon & Paraduathlon World Champion    www.triteamdawson.co.uk

I started using Xtenex laces in 2010 and what a difference they have made helping me to an unbeaten season! Once they are set up in you're shoes they are no hassle, don't slip like many other elastic laces seem to and provide a tight, secure fit. They make it much easier and quicker in transition and because they come in so many bright colour choices it makes it easier to spot you're shoes!

 

    

Mike Buss:   Multiple World Endurance record breaking Ultra Athlete

From the Arctic to the Desert Xtenex Laces have proved to be the best lace option for me.  Being an Ultra Marathon Athlete covering hundreds of miles in just one race at times Im always on the look out for kit that may make my running that little bit more comfortable.
 
From toggles to just normal lacing Ive hunted for the best system that will provide the most comfort but also support at the same time and Xtenex are in my eyes the ultimate product to compliment your running shoe! Running 100miles your feet will swell, normal laces have no give and so place stress along the top of your foot, as if running 100miles isnt painful enough!
 
With Xtenex Laces I get all the support that normal laces offer but as the foot swells the give in the Xtenex Laces offer total comfort with total support.  Ive used them in the Arctic in -40 degrees C and the desert in +50degrees C and they have never let me down.
 
Xtenex Laces are the only lace system I will ever use, try them and you will see exactly what I mean and you too will never try a different lace system again.

Mike Buss
Beyond Impossible
www.mike-buss.com 

Jan Frodeno : Olympic champion of the triathlon at Beijing 2008

While competing for the French team EC Sartrouville (which this year included the Brownlee brothers) Jan discovered Xtenex. 


In fact it was Cedric Fleureton (twice European champion) who introduced Jan to the many benefits of Xtenex laces.


As a result Jan switched to Xtenex, just in time to win the gold medal at the Beijing olympics.


This is Jan's testimonial after Beijing.

 

"At the olympics, every second counts!

 In Beijing, Xtenex laces helped get me into the best possible tactical position in the second transition area, simply beause they are the quickest tool to enter your shoe, without compromising a tight fit!"

Thanks a lot, Jan, for putting your trust in Xtenex laces.We wish you continued success and even faster transition times!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jenny Brown: High Jump record wearing Xtenex

Congratulations to Jenny Brown at the World Masters in Claremont,France - a new world record wearing Xtenex!!!!
In the  2nd event of the pentathlon - the high jump she broke the world record for the high jump indoors in the W45 category. 
She explains:

"The benefit from using the Xtenex laces in my high jump shoes is that they hold my foot firmly but comfortably in the shoe at the point of take off, unlike traditional laces that in order to achieve this the laces have to be tied uncomfortably tight. 
In breaking the World Masters W45 Indoor High Jump record, it was my best jump since July 2004 and was the first major championship that I had worn Xtenex." Many thanks for your trust Jenny.


Fred Hoffman: 2007 IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year

Fred Hoffman began his career in the fitness industry over twenty-five years ago. A registered respiratory therapist, Fred holds a Masters Degree in Health Education from Boston University and a Bachelors Degree in Respiratory Therapy from Northeastern University. Fred has been awarded as the recipient of the prestigious 2007 IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year Award!
IDEA is the world's largest Association for Health and Fitness Professionals.

Currently,Fred is the Director of International Services for The Club & Spa Synergy Group, a network of award-winning consultants. He is the Women's Fitness and Marketing consultant for Reebok France, Team Manager for Reebok University in France, and a Global Master Trainer for ReebokUniversity. He is also a Master Trainer for Body Barand Gliding and is working as a consultant for MegaForm, a Sports and Leisure Company. Additionally he is a part time faculty member at the University of Parisfor the DEUST, Métiers de la Forme (University Diploma for Technical Science Studies in Health Careers), regularly conducts training for the French State Diploma, Métiers de la Forme at the Greta Antipolis,and is a guest lecturer for KineForme, a continuing education provider for Physical Therapists in France.

Fred Hoffman began his career in the fitness industry over twenty-five years ago. A registered respiratory therapist, Fred holds a Masters Degree in Health Education from Boston University and a Bachelors Degree in Respiratory Therapy from Northeastern University. Fred has been awarded as the recipient of the prestigious 2007 IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year Award!
IDEA is the world's largest Association for Health and Fitness Professionals.

Currently,Fred is the Director of International Services for The Club & Spa Synergy Group, a network of award-winning consultants. He is the Women's Fitness and Marketing consultant for Reebok France, Team Manager for Reebok University in France, and a Global Master Trainer for ReebokUniversity. He is also a Master Trainer for Body Barand Gliding and is working as a consultant for MegaForm, a Sports and Leisure Company. Additionally he is a part time faculty member at the University of Parisfor the DEUST, Métiers de la Forme (University Diploma for Technical Science Studies in Health Careers), regularly conducts training for the French State Diploma, Métiers de la Forme at the Greta Antipolis,and is a guest lecturer for KineForme, a continuing education provider for Physical Therapists in France.

Here are his comments about Xtenex:

The knots allow you to adjust the tension between each set of eyelets to the exact mould of your foot and to create separate tension zones along the entire lacing system. The knots will continue to maintain that exact setting.

Conventional laces only have one tension level at the bow end.

One of the disadvantages of using conventional laces is that when your body temperature rises, your feet swell up and get compressed by the laces and when the temperature drops, your laces become loose.

Ordinary elastic laces avoid foot compression. But there is a disadvantage. When you initially tie up your shoe lace, you set it to the mould of your foot. However after a short period of activity the lace loses its grip and finally ends up with the shoe having only one tension level, similar to conventional laces.

Xtenex has finally come up with the ideal solution. “A Lace of Genius”


Brian Cross

"I started using your laces this race season and they are great! My transition times are twice as fast with Xtenex laces. I leavemy competition in the dust. This is by far the best NEW product to come to the racers market in awhile. I have them on my race shoes, but they are also great for all my shoes. If you have high arches, like me, and suffered with numb feet from your regularlaces being too tight, this is the answer. Great fit, holds shoe in place, trail, street, whatever!"


Judy Culbertson

I can't tell you how impressed I am with your Xtenex laces. My husband, children and I have been using them for the past few months and now we can't imagine being without them. I recently placed an order for the whole family, as I feel the product is so good. As a physical therapist, I've seen other variations of shoe laces but I never had any personal interest in using them. I now recommend Xtenex laces to patients, family and friends. Thanks for a great product.


Julie Lyons

I am a tri-athlete and participate and train for several races per year. I have found Xtenex to be the perfect lace for a speedy transition to running shoes. Other brands of elastic laces, over time, tend to tighten after each use making my feet feel squished, uncomfortable and sometimes numb. Xtenex laces stay exactly where you want, maximizing not only comfort, but the speed in which you can put them on when those seconds count! I prefer to use Xtenex in both my training shoe and racing flats and absolutely love them.


Bret Deadmond

I am amazed at the difference that your shoelaces make. I spend a lot of time on the tread mill at the gym. My feet always used to hurt when I was finished. Because of the way your laces stretch and move those days are gone. The only way I can describe this is that now my shoes fit better. And since my feet have quit hurting I am able to work out longer and harder. 


Lotchie Kerch, D.P.M.

Xtenex shoelaces are an innovative approach to solving several issues facing those of us wearing lace shoes. The asymmetric benefits of this shoelace can be an adjunct for fitting shoes on different foot types - especially those with a rolling arch, a flatfoot, or a pronator. By using extra tension while tying on one side of the shoe, you can get added correction by offsetting the tension on the other side.


Kevin G. Hearon, D.C.

I teach doctors about feet, gait and orthotics that treat athletes around the world at every level. I look for products that give an advantage of time or function that I can rely on. The Xtenex Shoe Lace is one of those products. It combines the flexibility of Stretch, Strength, Stability and Security to a shoe that you only have to tie once. The collapsible knot technology is great for Triathletes or anyone who does not want to keep tying shoe laces but wants their shoe to just slip on.


Wendy Bumgardner - "Your Guide to Walking"

The Bottom Line - Xtenex can help you achieve a custom shoe fit. These elastic shoelaces allow you to adjust the tension perfectly at each eyelet. You can both eliminate heel slippage and any excess tension across the instep.
Custom Tension Fit from Xtenex Shoelaces - You want to lace your shoes so your heel stays in the heel cup and your foot doesn't slide forward with each step. I was able to achieve an excellent fit with Xtenex.  

No-Tie Laces - With Xtenex, your shoes are now slip-ons, you don't have to tie your laces or retie them when they come undone as you walk.


Dina Kemp

I cannot believe what a big difference a small thing like shoelaces can make in my life! I don't have to keep tying my 4 year old daughter's shoes all day long, anymore; she can simply slip her shoes on herself. They are functional and fun and I love the way they save my time and my back! Plus children aren't tripping on their shoelaces any more.  


Cameron BARTRAM (from Australia)

We met Cameron during the iron man of Douai in France.

Cameron is specialised in long distance triathlon.

It's already a year since he runs with Xtenex laces.

Cameron Bartram explains after the race:

"Thanks to Xtenex. I can now feel my feet at the end of an iron man."


Mel BATTY: first World Record Holder wearing Xtenex in UK.

Many thanks to Mel Batty (former 10 miles World Record holder: 47mins. 26.8 secs. April 1964). Even if he doesn't run as fast as in the past, he is still very attached to look after innovative products. He's one of the first wearers of Xtenex in UK. He feels now free, with no pressure