Laceless Athletics

Sneaker brands remove laces to prioritize a secure fit and improved comfort

Implications - For athletes, shoelaces can prove to be a tripping hazard and can inhibit their performance. Laceless sneakers use compression systems to securely wrap around the foot while offering greater flexibility and movement than traditional sneakers. Such design changes, though subtle, can help to improve performance while reducing the risk of injury and discomfort. These products highlight how brands are seeking to improve the functionality of the sneaker without sacrificing a modern design.

Workshop Question - Consider how a seemingly subtle design change could improve the performance of your brand’s product.
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