Photo: Oliver Baker

Xtenex X200 Laces


$15, Amazon.com

The draw: Save time in T2

These elastic laces make getting into your running shoes simple—saving you time on the race course and in everyday life. No tricky parts or locking mechanisms on these speedy laces; an elastic center works with knots that are set at consistent intervals along the entire length. Pull on the laces and the knots disappear, making them easy to thread in your shoes. Once you release the tension, the knots return to ensure a comfortable and secure fit.