Mud runs are becoming extremely popular and you will need the right gear right down to your shoelaces to have a chance at competing. For those of you who don’t know mud runs are extremely fun yet grueling events that can leave the unprepared stumbling aimlessly through barbed wire covered mud pits while wearing a chicken costume.

These events can be anywhere from a short 5K to a 24 hour death race. No matter what level of mud run you choose you need to make sure you have the right equipment or you will regret it. You will want to make sure you have a great pair of shoes with above all an awesome pair of shoelaces. Trust me you don’t want to be trudging through mud pits or hopping over fire pits and have your shoes come untied or get foot pain that can be caused from regular cotton laces.

Our shoelaces are specifically built to hold up to even the harshest situations. They are made to stay tied even when wet and muddy so you can focus on the obstacles ahead of you instead of your shoes. Xtenex laces unique design is perfect for mud races because they don’t slip, or wrench down on your foot even when you’re covered in mud and climbing over obstacles. They are also made with elastic so they won’t absorb water like cotton laces, which are usually completely ruined after one race.

Give Xtenex a try on your next mud run and see what all the fuss is about. We promise once running in Xtenex shoelaces you will never go back to cotton laces.