Thursday, September 13, 2012

Road ID: A Review


Sole Sisters is incredibly blessed to be able to review some of the finest products the running market has to offer! For our premiere review, I (Megan) was given the opportunity to try out a Road ID. This product appealed to me for many reasons, but mostly for safety and peace of mind for myself and my family as I hit the road to run earlier in the mornings (when its often still dark) and for longer miles. A Road ID is a wrist band (or you can choose the option of a dog-tag style, or even IDs that attach to your shoe laces) that has your information laser engraved on it. If you were to become hurt, ill, struck by a car or even abducted, Road ID can help identify you in an emergency situation as well as give First Responders access to your basic medical information and emergency contacts.


Upon first getting on the Road ID website, check out the story of how the company began. It's not only a reminder of how dangerous running (or cycling) can possibly be, but its a compelling argument for having some form of identification on you while exercising. After reading the story, I browsed the rest of the site finding myself engulfed in Road ID testimonies as well as helpful Resources in making sure your local First Responders know to check athletes for Road IDs.

When I was ready to order, I was immediately drawn to the sport version of the Road ID bracelets. This style offers a nice range of color options and seemed "sportier" for athletes. The sleek version, to me, seemed like a nice option for those who may have serious medical problems or allergies and may need to wear an ID band more often than just for exercise. The slim version is also available for children which is such a great idea! We will definitely be purchasing some for our 4 kiddos for our next vacation.

While ordering, the pictures were clear, and I also loved how easy it was to get the right size and fit for the bracelet using common items (a dollar bill, anyone?) instead of locating a measuring tape or even just guessing how many inches your wrist may be. The website also offers great support in determining what information is best for you to put on your bracelet. As I don't have any allergies or medical conditions, I listed my name, DOB, 2 emergency contact numbers, a line stating NKA, and a line that says "Run with Sole". For those who may have conditions important for First Responders to know about, Road ID has a great selection of medical conditions and allergies with correct spelling and abbreviations.

Road ID also offers an Interactive feature for your wrist band- it is free for the first year. I opted out of this as I don't have any medical issues, but I think it's an amazing service. You can actually input your medical history and other pertinent information to a website. First Responders can then call Road ID support or visit the website and get your full workup right there! That could definitely save a life!!


My Road ID came in the mail the other day and I love it! The color is perfect and the fit is amazing. It sits right at my wrist without slipping and it doesn't feel scratchy against my skin. I have gone for a 5k run and a 2.75 walk pushing a jogging stroller and even did 35 minutes of Yoga while wearing it. It never got in the way and never slipped or pinched my skin. In fact I nearly forgot it was on until I was getting ready to shower.

In all, I think this is an important product to consider. The Road ID website offers a lot of really great safety gear in addition to their wrist bands, and while we may think we are invincible or that something wont happen to us, to me its worth the money to be prepared and its worth the peace of mind for myself and my family as I step out the door to put my sole to the pavement.

Want to be rewarded for reading this review? Road ID is giving away one FREE wrist band! Simply leave a comment telling the Sole Sisters your favorite product from the Road ID website. Want additional entries? You can comment for each additional option below:

  • Like Sole Sisters on Facebook
  • Share this blog post on your Facebook or Twitter Account
  • Like Road ID on Facebook
Make sure to leave a way for us to contact you if you are the winner! A winner will be selected at Random by 9pm Saturday, September 15!! 

35 comments:

Team S said...

I like the sport version!

Angela O said...

I love the look of the sport version!

EricAndErica said...

I think the shoe ID would work the best for me!

Randi S said...

I love the IDs but also the firefly lights - we have a red one. It works great!

Meghan said...

I like the sport version and I totally think I need these for my kiddos. Paige has allergies and my little runner Abby always runs off.

jessica said...

What a great idea! I don't like carrying a wallet but I am always wondering what would happen if something happened to me when I don't have it. I want these for my kids, too.

Jenni said...

My favorite is the sport one, but I also like ths slim one, too. I like the idea of the shoe version so I wouldn't forget to wear it, but I worry about my shoe coming off if hit by a car.

Jenni said...

Oh, and I also completed the tasks for the other entries as well. Do we need seperate comments for each one?

Megan said...
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Lorri Haase said...

Wow, this is a great idea. I need to get one for my husband who is an avid cyclist, and carrying his cell phone in the pocket of his jersey just doesn't cut it for me!! plus it falls out and or gets sweaty. This bracelet or the shoe i.d. will be a perfect gift and re assurance for me.

Jessy, Greg, Grace, Jack, Nora, and Lexi said...

I have a friend that got hit & run over by a Suburban! So scary! She didn't have i.d. with her either. :( I always run w/my DL stuck in my sports bra now. Not comfortable but it works. The Road IDs look awesome, especially the sports or slim one.
ps-my friend survived but spent 6 months in the hospital.

Meghan said...

I also shared this on my facebook page, want all my friends to be safe

Meghan said...

I also liked the Road ID page because why not I like Road ID and of course I had already liked the AWESOME Sole Sisters.

Jenni said...

I liked the Road ID page :)and the Sole Sisters page.

Jenni said...

I shared the link on my FB page!

Angela O said...

I shared the link on my FB page and liked Road ID!

Jessy, Greg, Grace, Jack, Nora, and Lexi said...

i "like" sole sisters on fb! :)

Shannon said...

I am insulin resistant. This would be smart to wear on my runs!

Team S said...

I like Sole Sisters on Facebook!

Team S said...

I like Road ID on Facebook!

Nancy said...

Shoe ID - so that I don't have to remember to wear it running. But, a wrist ID would be great for all my non running times or for the little one when we are out traveling around.

Joyce Dykema said...

I like the sport version you have!

Joyce Dykema said...

I like Sole Sisters on Facebook.

Joyce Dykema said...

I like Road ID on Facebook

Joyce Dykema said...

I shared this blog post on Facebook.

Ash said...

I like the fixx ID!

Karen said...

I am a shoe id girl.

JULIE said...

I love it!!! I have moved to a new state so I'm doing ALL my runs by myself so in early mornings so not much too little light. I need to get me one!! Could we make sole sisters a franchise!! I'll start one in Fort Collins!!! This is so awesome!!;-). Keep it up

JULIE said...

Ps I like anything but preference to sport or slim

EyeCree8 said...

My Road ID is on my wrist all the time. When I broke my hip, instead of answering ALL the questions at the hospital, I just handed them my Road ID and said, just call this number and it will have everything you need. They were very impressed and all was quiet. ;) So....my silicone band is my favorite product.

EyeCree8 said...

I've "liked" the Road ID page for some time now.

EyeCree8 said...

Happy to stumble upon the Sole Sisters FB page...and "like" it.

EyeCree8 said...

Spreading the word....posted this story on FB!

JULIE said...

I've liked all FB, Road ID, life, my family..........

Nancy said...

Posted on facebook. :)