The Boy is 10, soon to be 11, and he cannot tie his shoes. We have tried over the years to show him how, but he’s just not interested. And when he’s not interested, he’s not going to learn much. For a long time, we resorted to Z-strap Skechers, which tended to last about 6-10 weeks before becoming so frayed at the seams, and looking so much older and worn than they really were. Not my idea of a good investment. Besides the Z-straps, there just aren’t too many velcro-closure-type shoes that aren’t geriatric in style.
And then my friend MaryBeth told me about Lock Laces. Designed for runners, who cannot stop to re-tie laces in the middle of a race, and therefore need something they can rely on to keep their shoes on their feet, Lock Laces come in just about every color under the sun and are completely adjustable. And they look cool.
I ordered some (so cheap!) and when they came, it took me about 5 minutes to put them on The Boy’s lace-up shoes. Et Voilà! We no longer have to worry about a) tying his shoes, or b) tying them again 16 times a day. Slip shoes on, adjust Lock Laces as necessary and… that’s it! Yay!
Oh yeah, and they also sponsor the Special Olympics (I think I’m developing a crush on these things…).
Check ’em out. Even if you don’t run, and even if you don’t have a child with motor skill issues, you may still want a pair for yourself, they are that cool.
Great find! Matthew’s summer camp taught him to tie his shoes two years ago, otherwise he’d still be wearing the bad z-straps. 🙂 Now I want him to keep doing it — he’s still not very good at it! But I may have to get a pair or two for me, LOL.
I’m thinking pregnant women would love these… 🙂
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!! I have been looking for something like this FOREVER but never thought to look at a running store. You are my hero! 😀
Glad to have helped, as my friend MaryBeth saved me! 😀
That is SPECTACULAR. My spectrum kid is 11, and still has no interest in tying her shoes, either. We usually just double knot, but this would be so much easier.
It really has made our mornings so much easier (and I’m sure his parapros appreciate it too)!
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