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#1 foom

Posted 15 June 2019 - 02:04 PM

I've had enough of nagging DS to tie his shoelaces, watching the males of the family break the backs of their shoes not undoing laces and sick of tying my own.

So what brand? Hickies, Greepers, Laceez, Glyde or the cheap versions on EBay?

I will be using them for sneakers and sneaker style school shoes. Might even try them in my Converse (the classic high ankle style).

#2 frazzle

Posted 15 June 2019 - 02:28 PM

Greepers  all the way!
12 yo with motor issues and they stay tight.

#3 Mae55

Posted 15 June 2019 - 02:45 PM

My son can tie his laces but they never stay tied - even if I tie and double knot them. It’s bizzare. He does something strange with his feet that make them come undone. We’ve tried a few different brands and they haven’t worked well. Most recently we tried xpandlaces and the clips came off within a few days... so then I had to relace a different way and just tie a knot and they are ok but don’t look great...

The Greepers look good - but I don’t know if he’ll like the style of them. My son has quite narrow feet so not sure the Hickies will work for him.

#4 hotsonfornowhere

Posted 15 June 2019 - 03:08 PM

We have Hickies here and they are going well. You can change the way you place them on the shoe to either tighten them or make them looser (in the instruction booklet).

#5 foom

Posted 15 June 2019 - 03:26 PM

Mae55 I know what you mean. If I tie DS's in a regular double bow it's undone in 15 mins. The only thing that stays done up is the knot / bow mess that wrecks the laces and take 10 mins to unpick. Hence I'm over it. And yep the narrow feet doesn't help as your shoes need to be done up really well or they slop.

#6 Flaxen

Posted 15 June 2019 - 03:31 PM

I bought the ebay cheapies about a month ago and they seem good! My 8yo loves them, her shoes are fitting well and easy on and off.

And for about $3.50 with free postage, you cant complain!

#7 Kiwi Bicycle

Posted 15 June 2019 - 03:49 PM

Just got Hickies here. I was already going to buy some for myself but when buying school shoes for DS they only had one pair velcro in his size and it was a 2 pairs discount deal. The lady at the shoe shop reccomended them. I asked about Kmart's copy (available in kids size only) and she said there was no comparsion. There's 3 ways to thread Hickies, a normal way, a loose way and a tight way. They are really well made and of course can be transferred to new shoes when the old ones need replacing. Lots of colours too.

#8 Future-self

Posted 15 June 2019 - 07:27 PM

Hickies here for DS’s runners and i’ve put them on my (fashion) trainers too. I love mine - i’m going to get more for my converse .
DS still struggles to get his trainers on - lack of strength in his hands is somewhat the culprit here- but it proves that they stay tight

#9 frazzle

Posted 15 June 2019 - 07:31 PM

We did try hickies but they broke after less than a term. son’s podiatrist was so impressed  with the greepers he bought them himself and recommends them to people with similar low tone issues. Son needs shoes to be done up tight as he has pretty full on orthotics.

#10 Bethlehem Babe

Posted 15 June 2019 - 07:53 PM

We had greepers and they were not at all durable. They kept coming undone and the tags came off the toggles. My boy is rough on shoes.

#11 TrixieMac

Posted 15 June 2019 - 10:18 PM

Anyone tried the xpand ones? Apparently Athletes Foot stocks them. We got EBay cheapie versions of hickies and they lasted under a term.

#12 Mollycoddle

Posted 15 June 2019 - 11:04 PM

I just use thickish round elastic in my kids shoes, just threaded through like laces and knotted in.

#13 kerilyntaryn

Posted 16 June 2019 - 05:00 AM

We bought hickies at at the end of last year and going well

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