Last week, we were introduced to the Hickies lacing system
. These elastic bands take the place of shoestrings and are designed so you never have to tie your laces again. Kindergarteners, rejoice!Related: This Is How H&M Does The Gym
Granted, the bunny-ear method doesn’t take exceptionally long (unless you’re dealing with a pair of lace-up skates, which is basically like tying a mini corset around your foot). So, while you might save a minute each day, these laces' real hack comes from their ability to customize fit. There are multiple ways to snap the Hickies laces onto your sneakers, each providing a different feel — if the toe box feels a little too roomy, use the "tight fit" lacing technique
to make it more snug. We’re told that triathletes are fans of these laces, since slip-ons help speed up the transition from bike shoes to sneakers for the last leg of the race.Related: How To Stay Cool When You're Working Out
And, from a functional-fashion standpoint, Hickies means no dangling laces to trip over, and no tucking in the bunny ears for a cleaner look. You can even mix and match the colors and styles to personalize your sneaks. Click through to see these elastic laces in action.Related: Dancers Hit The Streets (& Rooftops) In These Instagram Pics
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