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Thread: Has anybody tried lock laces for their sneakers?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Syracuse, NY, USA

    Has anybody tried lock laces for their sneakers?

    Hi all,

    I'm my continuing quest to figure out how to be able to wear otherwise tie shoes when there is nobody home to tie them for me, I've gotten a recommendation to try out speed laces, like athletes use during triathlons. I picked up a couple of pairs of Lock Laces today ( But I'm trying to figure out how I would be able to pull the laces tight and lock them since I still can't reach my feet, shoes or the spot where shoe laces would normally be tied. I don't know that I would be able to use my grabber to try and force the lock to move on the laces or not. Has anybody else tried them and been successful? If so, how were you able to pull the laces tight and lock them?

    I may be at a disadvantage than others since I have relatively longer legs and relatively shorter arms than other folks my same height.

    If I was able to cross my leg such that one foot would be over the other knee, that might help, but my legs just don't have enough flexibility at this point to go up as high as the other knee, and at this point I don't know that they ever will (tomorrow will be 7 months since my surgery).

    -- Thanks,

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Northern California
    Hi Mary...

    I believe the concept is that the ties are set at a level where they're loose enough to let you put your shoes on without having to tie the laces, and tight enough so that the shoes won't fall off. I've been using a similar lace since my last surgery, and they've been fine.

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    Surgery 2/10/93 A/P fusion T4-L3
    Surgery 1/20/11 A/P fusion L2-sacrum w/pelvic fixation

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2010

    Curly elastic laces

    Hi Mary,
    I work in Rehab and found some peole like curly elastic laces. Here is a website that shows pictures although i don't know the company. No tieing required! They stretch when you put your foot in. Best of Luck!! Cyndi

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    New Bern, NC
    I was given elastic laces in the hospital when I had my surgery. I saw the curly laces at Disney several years ago and bought a pair for my brother at the time who was having trouble with his feet and couldn't stand shoe laces tied tightly. Some shoe store care them also.
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