I thought I’d add a post once a week that takes a look at one of the products in The Shop of Lee. To kick this off (excuse the pun, haha) is the no-tie shoelace.
I personally don’t like wearing shoes, not just because I seem to have rather wide feet that make shoe wearing uncomfortable, but because I hate putting them on and having to tie to the laces. I’m not sure if I’m just plain lazy or find it an inconvenience, but the fact of the matter is, it’s just an annoyance.
Most of the year you’ll see me in flip-flops, or as some people call them, sandals, but in winter, I need closed shoes and because I mostly wear track-suit pants in the colder months, I need socks and shoes.
This is where the no-tie shoelace come sin really handy because I can change my sneakers (called takkies in South Africa, I’m really not sure why), into slip-ons that don’t look like old man shoes.
There are a few different variations of the no-tie shoelace, but the one that intrigued me the most was originally created (I believe) by Hickies (takkies, hickies, maybe they have something in common).
What you get is a set of stretchy silicon rubber closures that you use in place of your traditional shoelaces. The ones I am selling on The Shop of Lee (see below, great price also), come in a variety of funky colours (my daughter has banned me from saying funky, she says I’m too old, so they are extremely funky).
This allows you to mix and match, create a colourful array that brightens up your shoe and your day.
One thing that concerned me was because they are stretchy then they may end up being too loose when they are inserted into the eyelets in the traditional fashion. However, you can use them in a variety of different ways to either make them tighter, or if need be, looser.
So if you never want to have to tie your shoe laces again, then get the no-tie shoelaces that will make your life so much more convenient.