Lace Anchors 2.0

February 27, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Footwear, Footwear Products, Sports 

Some of you may have heard of Kickstarter.com. Kickstarter is a crowd funding website where people pitch ideas and others pledge to fund them. I follow the ideas and have pledged on a number of ideas. Yesterday I found Lace Anchors 2.0.

Lace Anchors are a plastic strip that goes onto your shoelaces and secures them so you don’t have to tie them. No bows means no laces coming untied.

Here is some of the text from their Kickstarter project.

Are you tired of your shoelaces? It seems as if it’s a never-ending cycle of tie and untie.  How about those of us that double knot, that makes for some fun challenges sometimes doesn’t it? Usually it’s my kid’s shoes. Shoelaces also have a mind of their own, coming undone at some of the most inconvenient times possible. It’s fun to know that you can cheat the system of tying your shoes and never have them come undone again. You may be thinking I can just tie a knot and slip my foot in and out without untying my shoes every time, while this is true, you won’t have the same consistent solid fitting shoe day after day that Lace Anchors 2.0 provides!

It seems to never fail. Just when you get warmed up and your going strong, it happens, your shoe comes untied! I may have put on a few pounds over the winter so far, but I’m a fairly frequent runner. I have put over 250 miles on a pair of my running shoes with Lace Anchors installed and the results are flawless. Your shoes always have the same consistent fit and your laces never come undone!

Lace Anchors 2.0

Lace Anchors 2.0

Installation is so easy!  Our packets will include step-by-step instructions with pictures on the back, or to make it even EASIER just watch the video below! Make sure to install the Lace Anchors 2.0 with your foot in your shoe as shown in the video, that will allow you to find the perfect fit that your looking for. This is the type of product that you will use not even realizing how simple and comfortable they make everyday life with your shoes, until you go without them.  Once you use them in one pair of shoes, you’ll be hooked!

Two questions in their FAQ section are important. First, can I run with Lace Anchors 2.0 installed? Absolutely, I ran 2-4 miles everyday for 2 months straight with my Lace Anchors 2.0 installed. For those of you that have struggled with heel slippage problems throughout your life, watch the “another option” video in the above section.

Second, are Lace Anchors 2.0 adjustable? Yes, they allow you to find the sweet spot when installing.  This means you will be able to find the fit you desire and how tight or loose you decide to make your slip-ons.  For my regular everyday use, I like my shoes to slip on and off extremely easy, for my running shoes I prefer a snug fit.

Whether for you or your children, check out this Lace Anchor Kickstarter project.

The Shoelace Puzzle

January 18, 2008 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Footcare, Footwear, Health, Sports, Travel 

Yesterday I bought a pair of Rockport ProWalkers for casual wear. I bought them at a Rockport store in an outlet mall. Like I talked about in my last post, there was no sales clerk around. I found two pair around my Thumbnail_20060708shoelacessize and found a bench. Under the bench was a Bannock Device so I measured my feet. I know how they work but no one was around to tell anyone else if they were doing it right. Anyway, I ended up with an 11 wide and they fit well.
     The problem? The shoelaces are too short. While I can tie them, it’s just barely. No room for big fingers in the lace loops! Why can’t a brand name shoe company sell shoes with laces that fit? Is that too hard? Not as long as those in the picture here, but at least long enough to tie with a few extra inches for comfort.
     Could I have not purchased the shoes? Sure, but they are comfortable and it is hard to find wide shoes for my feet. I’ll make do – after buying a new pair of shoelaces.

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