Technology is making our lives easier day by day. With the production of ingenious products, they are providing relief, comfort, and convenience to people from all walks of life. Be it the introduction of autonomous seed planters or fast-moving cars, high-utility smartwatches or no-tie shoelaces, people are benefiting from each and every scientific innovation.
Shoelaces have a long history. Ancient people used a simple wooden sole fixed with a raised structure to keep the foot adhered to the shoe but gradually, they began using threads to tighten them up followed by straps and then shoelaces. The evolution didn’t stop here and now we have no-tie shoelaces.
You heard it right! Humans became so fast-paced at the start of the 21st century that they could “feel” the time that tieing shoelaces took :p That’s when they started to appear in existence.
What are no-tie shoelaces
As evident from the name of the invention, these are shoelaces that can tighten up a shoe without being tied up in a knot. It can follow various mechanisms and several types have been invented, each innovative in its own shape, usage, and convenience.
What are their types?
Following are some of the variations of this type of shoelace:
- Silicone lace type
These are elastic and flat laces fashioned out of silicone. Each lace is meant for a pair of eyelets starting from the smallest which is inserted in the lowest pair. There is a thin metal or silicone tube at both ends of this lace which allows easy insertion through the eyelets similar to the operation of cufflinks.
Depending on the number of eyelets and the size of the shoe (kid or adult), you can insert a specific number of laces. As they are silicone in nature, water-resistivity comes hand in hand alongside their resistance towards breakage or fracture. The bad thing, though is you might have to plug out one or two topmost laces to release the pressure so that you can take your shoes off.
- Lock Elastic type
This resembles the customary adjustable locks you see in the collars and cuffs of women shirts. It may be made of an elastic material, silicone, or cotton laces protected by a plastic sheath but are characterized by an adjustable locking clip that allows you to decide the degree of tension and stretch you want to achieve.
Adjustability and durability receive full marks with this type because it can easily be loosened or tightened with the help of the clip and doesn’t have to be removed from the shoe like the silicone laces except when to wash them.
- Laces with eyelet connectors
This is the type that requires two connectors to be placed on the top pair of eyelets. One connector is used to start the “drawing in” process of the shoelace after which you insert them into eyelets the way you like it before terminating it on the second connector depending on your desired tightness.
Conveniently, you can release the unfixed end whenever you like to take off the shoes and tighten it up whenever wearing them for a run or a cycling commute.
Why are they a thing to buy?
Their growing popularity means it carries major advantages that people can’t fail to neglect. But what are they?
- Reduces time of installation:
This was the primary reason behind the invention of this product. They can be installed and removed easily which conserves several precious minutes. Especially in the mornings when you have to feed breakfast to the kids, get them into clean clothes, and pack lunch for them within 20 minutes; it can be a huge time-saver.
Also, people who are often rushing for their offices can find a positive change in their preparation routine with these shoelaces as they can quickly get their shoes done.
- A solution for dyspraxia syndrome:
This is a development order that pertains to difficulty in executing activities requiring coordination or complex bodily movement. Many kids can be subjected to it which causes them confusion while carrying out coordinating movements. Our very own Harry Potter: Daniel Radcliffe revealed that he had difficulty tieing up his shoelaces in young days.
No tie shoelaces are a life-saver for such cases.
- Athletes and runner need it
How frustrating it would be for a cyclist to suddenly have loose shoelaces while he is in the middle of his run-to-bike transition or a professional runner who stumbles as a result of them during an important race! In fact, a majority of athletes use no tie shoelaces to save seconds of their precious time and prevent accidents.
- As a styling element:
No tie shoelaces now come in a wide range of colors which can be used by wearers as a styling feature for their shoes. You can even choose to insert different colors on each shoe or might even consider each line to be unique. It all depends on you.
How to use them:
Our No tie shoelaces come with eyelet connectors and feature a fine, polymer material. It’s really easy to use. You have to insert one connector on a side of the top eyelet pair to start the inserting process and cut the length of your requirement. The free end is then tightened with the second connector which is clipped on it. The user manual comes along with the product or you can learn from any relevant tutorial video on Youtube.
Where to buy?
Get this ingenious product now and reshape your shoe-wearing experience. This low-priced product won’t impress you until you use it yourself.