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Do you untie your running shoes before you take them off? (Read 345 times)


levitation specialist

    I dont....


    Can you post a poll on RA? If so, details!


    I have a habit of not untying any of my shoes before I take them off, even though I then untie them to put them away in their boxes after my run.

    Why this is my default, I have no idea. But it is.


      No, I just kick them off.  I'm so lazy I dont even want to bend over and untie them I guess.  It's just like "get off me, I'm done with you".








        No.  I don't think I ever have.

        Do you even run?


        Not a dude



          Jess runs for bacon




            delicate flower

              I do not, but I untie them before putting them back on.  My shoes wear out way before kicking them off would cause any damage. 


              Once my shoes are retired from the rotation and become every day casuals, they are rarely ever untied again. 

              proud sherpa



                I kick them off too.



                2013 Goals: (1) Sub-30 5k; (2) first marathon; (3) 1500 miles logged; and (4) 14 races total.


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                Slymoon Runs

                race obsessed

                  always... until they are retired

                  Bad Ass


                    Damaris, Marathon Maniac, Ultra Runner, INKnBURN Ambassador


                    "The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire."


                      I always untie them. Only because my freshman year of high school someone told us that if we didn't they would breakdown faster or something. I'm pretty sure it's not true, but I just untie them out of habit.

                      Chief Unicorn Officer

                        I don't, and I am a total hypocrite because I yell at the XC kids I coach to untie them.

                        Mile 5:49 - 5K 19:58 - 10K 43:06 - HM 1:36:54


                          Always.  My retired ones I just kick off. 


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                          "Journey" hater

                            Yes, every time. 

                            His Slowness


                              Strict WTF adherent

                                Never. And I almost never re-tie them before putting them on either. Just slip 'em on and go.