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Do you have kiddos who aren’t old enough to tie their own shoes? Or kids who are just too busy for shoe tying (like my tweens)?
No-tie shoelace alternatives are a great option for busy people of all ages!
More independence for your kids? More convenience for you? Sounds like a win-win! Check out these awesome shoelace alternatives!
What Are the Best Shoelace Alternatives?
The best overall shoelace alternatives are the Homar brand no-tie shoelaces. They are similar in style to Hickies at a much lower price. The best bungie style shoelace alternatives are Lock Laces.
Here’s a quick list of the best shoelace alternatives:
Here is a quick comparison chart of the options:
What Are the Types of No-Tie Shoelaces?
There are two main styles of no-tie shoelaces.
- Bungee laces – looks and acts like a bungee cord and holds your shoe together with a plastic clasp. Lock Lace is the most popular brand of bungee lace.
- One-per-eyelet style laces – made from a rubbery/plastic material. Hickies are the most popular brand of the one-per-eyelet lace.
I personally like the stylish appearance of the Hickies style more than the bungee style laces. I think they look better, especially in non-athletic shoes (like converse style shoes). Related: Check out my post about my favorite alternatives to Converse.
It seems the bungee laces are a more durable option for rough-and-tumble kids.
How Much Do No-Tie Shoelaces Cost?
Hickies sells its no-tie shoelace alternatives for $17.99 for the basic color sets. However, they have some more high-fashion options at higher prices.
You can actually get your set of Hickies with Swarovski crystals. It sounds crazy, but they are kinda cute! These will cost you $45.00.
Additionally, you can purchase matching lace sets for you and your child. I love this idea! These sets are $24.99. A basic kid set is $11.99.
The Lock Lace shoelace alternative is a bit more simple and reasonably priced. You can get a three-pack which includes three pairs of laces for only $22.99.
Best No-Tie Shoelaces: Homar
Most Famous No-Tie Shoelaces: Hickies
Shoelace Alternatives: Best Bungee-Style
Best Budget-Friendly Shoelace Alternative
Have You Tried Any of These Shoelace Alternatives?
I’d love to hear your experiences in the comments below! Have you tried any of these shoelace Alternatives? Were they any good?