Friday, December 9, 2016

Hickies Eliminate the Need for Shoe Strings!

My son is constantly running around with his shoestrings hanging. In the photo above you will see how his play shoes look before Hickies. What in the world are Hickies?, you might be asking. They are little doohickies that replace shoelaces. I hope that clears up the question up for you. :) You only have to put these in your shoes one time ever and then it turns them into slip-ons. You don't have to take them out and re-fasten them everytime either. It's just a one-shot deal.

Hickies come in a variety of colors and would be a good gift to slip into someone's holiday stockings.

This is how the shoes looked with the laces removed and the Hickies replacing them. I left them unfastened so you could see one way to use them. There are a variety of ways you can style them though, to ensure your shoes have the look and fit that you like.

My son liked the idea of having no laces to tie so much (seriously, his always seem to drag the floor or come untied) that he swapped out shoestrings for Hickies in his high tops too.

Here is the 'before' shoe with laces that are hard to keep tied. All of his shoes have laces that are hard to keep tied.

This is the shoe after, with just one Hickie in place, so you can get a feel for how the finsihed product will look. With these little doodads in place, my son can run, jump and play without worrying about his shoestrings catching on something or tripping him.

The above is a a stock picture from their website. It perhaps shows how they look better than the photos with my son's shoes, since the shoes they used are lighter in color. These are handy to own for children or adults, and they fit most any type of shoe eyelet. You can learn more about Hickies by visiting their website. You can also follow them on Facebook and/or Twitter.


  1. Isaak would love this! He never keeps his shoes tied. We're always getting after him.

  2. I need these for my workout shoes. I am constantly having to stop to retie my shoes and it is such a pain!

  3. Hi Rosey - what a good idea ... I'm always stopping people in the street - saying mind your laces; and my own come undone - obviously I need to look into these ... and I'm sure there are some other clever uses ... thanks for letting us know - cheers Hilary

  4. They would sure come in handy. I have to double knot mine so the stupid things stay tied.

  5. Smart thinking. Are they hard or soft plastic?

  6. We need these like something fierce. Broxton can NOT get the hang of tying his shoes...


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