These magnetic laces work on all types of shoes, including hiking or winter boots, and come in a variety of colors and strengths.
Product recommended by Melodie:
Tight fit without laces. I love these for my son. He has muscle coordination issues and can’t tie laces. We’ve tried elastic ones but they tend to loosen up and fray over time and are never really tight enough. These are easy to fasten and unfasten and allow a tight fit that is good for sports or hiking shoes to feel secured. You can take them off with one hand or a stick but ideally need two to press them together for the magnet to snap close.
Product Review by Joni: (meet our full team, here)
Hey folks! Today I’m going to be reviewing a really cool product: the ZUBITS magnetic lacing solution. ZUBITS magnets come in several different colors to match your shoes and personal style, and in three different strengths: child, adult/youth, and performance.
Because I have trouble with dexterity, tying my shoelaces can be a huge drain, especially when I have to get somewhere on time. I’ve tried just about everything *not* to have to tie my laces. I’ve left them loose, but this is a major tripping hazard. I’ve kept them knotted and slipped my shoes on, but over time this damaged the back lining of my footwear. At my wit’s end, I bought some elastic laces, but they were so loose that my shoes oftentimes fell off my feet. So when I heard about ZUBITS, I knew I had to try them for myself.
I chose the orange ZUBITS, to add a fun flash of color and to compliment my everyday tennis shoes. Since my feet tend to run on the narrower side, and because I prefer my laces to be tight, I erred on the side of caution and chose the performance strength. Holy buckets—these are strong magnets! And as well they should be, since they’re meant to stand up to vigorous athletic activity. They’re a little too strong for me, though. I don’t have a lot of muscle control, so it’s difficult for me to separate the magnets. Also because my shoes are laced so tightly, this makes it harder to attach the magnets over the tongue.
In addition to fastening your shoes, ZUBITS can help with organization by keeping your shoes paired together; just snap the magnets together. Overall, they are a convenient alternative to tying (or *not* tying) your shoelaces. Just be sure to get the strength level that’s right for you. I will buy these again, but I’ll choose casual adult wear—level 2.
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Other aspects of using this product to consider: The initial lace up might require assistance depending on your dexterity.
Video demonstration by Joni:
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