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A better shoelace or 21st Century alternatives?
Posted by: steve...
Date: March 11, 2022 10:45PM
I noticed a posting on Slickdeals for LOCK LACES for Boots, then discovered there was a similar product for athletic shoes. They have a 4.7 star rating. Anyone using anything similar that you would recommend?

Perfect For Everyone: Lock Laces, originally designed for triathletes to decrease transition time, are a great gift for seniors suffering from arthritis or other disabilities, autistic children, runners of all ages, and casual users!

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Re: A better shoelace or 21st Century alternatives?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: March 11, 2022 10:59PM
I'm using some silicone strips that go from one eye to the opposite eye.



I don't recommend them.

Very difficult to thread, and it takes some experimenting to get the tension just right.

Too much and the shoes are just plain too tight.

Too little and the shoes are too loose.

I threaded every pair of eyelets, using eight or so strips — too tight.

Then I tried every other pair — better, but not great.

Finally I left three upper pair empty, and threaded the very uppermost pair of eyelets to keep the show tight around the heel.

Not bad, but still not spot one.

Those Lock Laces look worth checking out.






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Re: A better shoelace or 21st Century alternatives?
Posted by: Bernie
Date: March 12, 2022 03:45AM
Hicking laces. I use thes on my Wolverine work boots.

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Re: A better shoelace or 21st Century alternatives?
Posted by: Zoidberg
Date: March 12, 2022 06:26AM
I've been considering buying a pair of these (Zeba) or these (Kizik) to give them a try.







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Re: A better shoelace or 21st Century alternatives?
Posted by: rgG
Date: March 12, 2022 07:42AM
Salomon shoes have those type of stretchy lock laces.
They work pretty well.





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Re: A better shoelace or 21st Century alternatives?
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: March 12, 2022 11:10AM
Those would take all the fun out of watching people stare in disbelief when I tie my laces one-handed.

(besides it seems just a step away from velcro shoes)



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Re: A better shoelace or 21st Century alternatives?
Posted by: Harbourmaster
Date: March 12, 2022 03:28PM
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Those would take all the fun out of watching people stare in disbelief when I tie my laces one-handed.

(besides it seems just a step away from velcro shoes)

Would love to see a video of that!



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Re: A better shoelace or 21st Century alternatives?
Posted by: Tiangou
Date: March 12, 2022 03:46PM
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steve...
Anyone using anything similar that you would recommend?

I've got Lock Laces on my jogging shoes. They're good.

Consider buying two sets. It's easy to trim them too short on the 1st try.

...Just checked my order history. I've had them for nearly 5 years. Might be time for new joggers.



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Re: A better shoelace or 21st Century alternatives?
Posted by: wurm
Date: March 12, 2022 04:00PM
I think I'd be more inclined to spend the $10 on laces than $130 on sneakers with the step- feature.
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Re: A better shoelace or 21st Century alternatives?
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: March 12, 2022 04:35PM
I used something similar on my work boots, which I wear a lot, and they started to stretch too much (and fray, but the sharp eyelets were prob responsible for that).
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Re: A better shoelace or 21st Century alternatives?
Posted by: anonymouse1
Date: March 13, 2022 01:21AM
I put some stretchy ones on my sneakers, just leave them tied. I can't step in, but it's pretty quick and easy. Might buy them again.
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Re: A better shoelace or 21st Century alternatives?
Posted by: datbeme
Date: March 13, 2022 09:51AM
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steve...
I noticed a posting on Slickdeals for LOCK LACES for Boots, then discovered there was a similar product for athletic shoes. They have a 4.7 star rating. Anyone using anything similar that you would recommend?

Perfect For Everyone: Lock Laces, originally designed for triathletes to decrease transition time, are a great gift for seniors suffering from arthritis or other disabilities, autistic children, runners of all ages, and casual users!

Amazon

I'm sure they're fine, but I question whether they are really any easier or faster. My cycling shoes have laces that are similar to those lock laces. They're great, but the advantages are that the laces don't flail around or come untied, and they are a thin corded material that's seems very durable.

But getting them sufficiently tight is kind of like tightening a bow on gift. Not saying it's difficult, but I woudn't assume people with poor dexterity would find it easier. Not to brag, but while I cannot tie my shoes one-handed like Ombiglo, I'm pretty darn fast.
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Re: A better shoelace or 21st Century alternatives?
Posted by: Tiangou
Date: March 13, 2022 10:58AM
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...getting them sufficiently tight is kind of like tightening a bow on gift. Not saying it's difficult, but I woudn't assume people with poor dexterity would find it easier. Not to brag, but while I cannot tie my shoes one-handed like Ombiglo, I'm pretty darn fast.

I haven't had to tighten the Lock Laces on my joggers since I first put them on.



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Re: A better shoelace or 21st Century alternatives?
Posted by: Rolando
Date: March 13, 2022 11:13AM
I put the lock laces on my running and walking shoes.

I put the silicone strip laces on my Chuck's
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Who's got time for shoelaces?!?



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Posted by: wurm
Date: March 13, 2022 07:18PM
It's not the tying that's tough. It's the bending over. ;)
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