As much as we love the ease of slip-on sneakers, we sometimes can't help but prefer the look of most lace-up kicks. Luckily, we found a $12 hack that will turn all your favorite sneakers into slip-on shoes, making them super easy to get on and off. Enter the Xpand No Tie Shoelaces System. Once you put these laces on you’ll never have to worry about tying your shoes again.
Perfect for seniors, people with disabilities, kids or just anyone who doesn’t want to deal with loose laces, Xpand No Tie Shoelaces are stretchy and adjustable, so you can customize them for the ideal fit with the right amount of support and comfort. They use the brand’s patented Lace Anchor locks to firmly secure them inside your shoes. Once they are installed, the locks will hold your desired tension in place until you decide to change them.
These one-size-fits-all wonders can be used on all manner of footwear, including men's, women's and children’s sizes, and everything from running shoes to casual sneakers and even boots. There are 37 color options, from classics like black and white to bold neon options and even reflective laces which keep you visible — and safe — if you like to walk or run at night. Best of all, once they're on, shoppers say they look like regular laces.
Nearly 22,000 Amazon shoppers have given them a five-star rating. “If you are handicapped like myself and have been struggling with traditional shoelaces, Xpand elastic shoelaces are a game changer,” raved one. “They are designed to eliminate the need for tying and untying shoelaces, making them ideal for people with limited mobility or dexterity. With Xpand laces, you can easily slip your shoes on and off without any fuss, and they'll always stay secure on your feet.”
"Exactly what I needed, Exactly what they promised," shared another. "I have problems with my left foot swelling. I've tried shoe horns and have had to buy from a limited set of shoes for years to get my shoes on. I prefer Nike walkers. So on a lark, I bought these 'stretchy' shoe laces. They worked perfectly. I can now slide my feet into both shoes without much effort, and without untying the laces. Once on, they fit fine and it's possible to pull my feet out easily."
A third said these are perfect for kiddos, calling them the “best invention ever.” They added: “Bought for my 6-year-old son's shoes....we love these! Super easy to put in his shoes and so nice that we don't have to struggle to untie double-knotted shoes anymore. Going to buy a few more pairs of these!”
And at $12 a pop, this is one time-saving hack worth investing in.
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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.