As a student athlete I'm always on the go and RIPLACES make my life so much easier!! I'm a cheerleader at UCA as well as a full time student. On the mat RIPLACES allow me to slip my shoes on and off quickly and then not worry about them because I've never had a problem with my RIPLACES coming loose or breaking! And I have RIPLACES on my running shoes and on a pair of converse and not only do I get compliments on the stylish look, I don't have to waste time tying them! RIPLACES are a fast, easy, and fun alternative to laces and I plan on using them from here on out!!