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Shoelace Accessories

This section contains various shoelace accessories, devices and gadgets, which are either for function (such as keeping laces tied) or for appearance (such as decorative charms).

Shoelace Accessories Tested by Ian

The following are shoelace accessories from various merchants that either currently sponsor or previously sponsored Ian's Shoelace Site or at least sent some samples for me to try out and photograph.

Lace Anchors (USA)

Lace Anchors Lace Anchors inside a shoe

For those who prefer a shoe minus the bows and loose ends, Lace Anchors invisibly secure the ends of the shoelaces inside the shoe, transforming it into a neat slip-on.


Safe Lace (AU)

Safe Lace Safe Lace securing the knot on a running shoe

Safe Lace is a flexible silicone device that threads onto the shoelaces, then locks over the bow to prevent it coming undone. Soft enough to be comfortable, yet strong enough to hold.


Snap-n-Step (USA)

Snap-n-Step closure Snap-n-Step wrapped around a shoelace bow

An alternative solution to prevent shoelaces from coming undone, Snap-n-Step is a simple snap-stud closure with Velcro on the inside that wraps around a shoelace bow, holding it more secure.


Zubits (USA)

Zubits plus supplied Lace Anchors Zubits laced into a walking shoe

Lace a couple of magnetic Zubits into your shoes (using the supplied Lace Anchors) for an instant snap closure. The magnets are really strong and hold quite securely.


Lace Latch (USA)

Lace Latch in various different colors Lace Latch laced into a sneaker

Lace Latches are permanently tied onto one end of a shoelace, then latched over a stop-knot on the other end. Strong plastic with multiple notches, either for different tensions or to wrap several times to take up extra length.



Aluminium TWZT Aluminium TWZT laced in, tightened and locked

TWZT is laced into shoes so that they can be tightened with a twist. Looks great, but not as easy to tighten as I'd hoped. TWZT is more about "making a statement" than helping those who have difficulty tying.


Tie Buddies (USA)

Tie Buddies Tie Buddies laced into a girl's shoe

For kids learning to tie shoelaces, this simple product helps form permanent "loops" in the laces, with the cute characters then incorporated into a story to help the kids remember the steps involved.


Shoelace Accessories on Amazon.com

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All of the following merchants sell via Amazon.com. Purchases from this section help support Ian's Shoelace Site with a tiny commission.

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Shoelace Puller

Shoelace puller

Details: Metal hook for tightening shoelaces. Used by ice skaters and roller skaters for super-tight lacing as well as by anyone who finds it difficult to get their fingers under the shoelaces.

Price: around USD $3.99. Buy Now

Molded Aluminium Shoelace Puller

Molded aluminium shoelace puller

Details: Molded aluminium hook for tightening shoelaces. A slightly more comfortable puller than the simple metal hook shown above, featuring an integrated carabiner clip.

Price: around USD $12.99. Buy Now

Zero-Friction Shoelace Fittings

Zero-Friction shoelace fittings

Details: Converts eyelets to speed-lacing lugs. Makes laces easier to tighten and loosen, plus increases comfort as the reduced friction allows lacing to self-adjust.

Price: around USD $7.82. Buy Now

Lace-in Boot Zippers

Lace-in Boot Zippers

Details: Converts many Combat and Jungle boots from slow lace-ups to fast-action zippered closures.

Price: around USD $6.49. Buy Now

Wear-Ease Velcro Fasteners

Wear-Ease Velcro Fasteners

Details: Converts lace-ups to simple Velcro closures. Ideal for those with injuries, disabilities or other difficulties tying shoelaces. D-Rings even allow manipulation using hooks.

Price: around USD $11.17. Buy Now

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