Easy no tie shoe laces
I have a love – hate relationship with them. Comfortable shoes are my goal, I spend a lot of time on my feet. I like slip-on easy shoes, but I need something with a little more stability and cushion. While shoe shopping, I came up with clever idea.
At the store each pair of shoes were hooked together with long elastic cord, that gave me an idea. Normally I would just cut the elastic cord off, with all the other tags, and throw it away. This time, I took out one of the shoe laces and replaced it with the thin elastic cord. It worked! Problem: there was only one cord & I have 2 shoes.
Finding Elastic Cord
In my craft box, I have elastic cord for beading, but that was too thin. My elastic hair bands are the right width but too short. Possibly, I could cut them and tie after lacing through, but that looked time consuming.
At the dollar stores, I have seen longer elastic head bands. So, off to the dollar store I went. Lucky, this dollar store also had a sewing section.
Found this cord, with this package of colorful long elastic cords. Perfect colors for my shoes, and extra colors for my family.
After trying a few different styles of lacing, I settled on this line pattern.
Tied it in a double knot from back side, & tucked under out of sight.
Wrapped a bit of clear packing tape on each cord, then cut the through the tape. Leaving a nice clean edge.
These are working great. They slip on & off easily, without being re-tied. The elastic is comfortable for active wear.