I was recently contacted by HICKIES to see if I would like to receive some of their HICKIES lacing systems to try out in my shoes. I hadn’t ever heard of the company or their products so before agreeing to review for them I thought I had better take a look at their website and the products they were offering to gift me.
Wow! HICKIES is a system of elastic memory-fit units that lace through existing shoelace holes or loops that then allows you to lace your shoes once and then never have to tie shoelaces again! It is a system that turns trainers or tie-up shoes into slip-on shoes! Yes please…I would love to review…that was my reply! 🙂
I did ask for more than one set though as I knew they would be coveted by both my daughter and my dad – so they very kindly gifted me three sets to try out. A pack of Black HICKIES, a pack of Neon Rainbow HICKIES and a pack of Pink HICKIES.
Each pack is worth £13.99 (although at this moment in time they are on offer for £11.99) and for every 3 packs of HICKIES that you buy you will get a free mystery pack.
As you can see from the photos above, my daughter’s Sketchers have been brightened up with the Neon Rainbow HICKIES (She is 7 years old and put these in all by herself) and I have used the black HICKIES on my dad’s work shoes. I am going to use the Pink HICKIES on my white trainers that I wear to Zumba – but I haven’t got round to putting them in place in that pair yet.
My dad has been very impressed by the HICKIES and he loves the fact that he can now slip his feet in and out of his shoes without having to tie and untie his laces. Not only is it time-saving but it just makes life that little bit simpler! My daughter thinks they are a great idea and so do I as it means she can easily slip her trainers on and off without me having to keep tieing the shoelaces!
It did take me a few attempts at lacing my dad’s shoes with the HICKIES before I got the right fit for his feet. At first I laced them too tight then too loose and then finally I got them just right. With the HICKIES Lacing System you can alter the fit of your shoe by altering the way you thread the ties through the holes. You will see what I mean from the photo above. It’s a very clever but simple way of fastening your shoes and it really makes you think to yourself…why didn’t I think of that!
If you would like to hear about the idea behind the HICKIES Lacing System concept then take a look at this interview that inventor Gaston Frydlewski did with Shopify. It has taken a lot of time, money and hard work for him to get his business to wear it is today and I really think it has been worth it! I can see so many people loving this new way of fastening their shoes. 🙂
They are a good idea for anyone who doesn’t like to tie their shoelaces or for people who struggle with tieing their shoelaces. My dad has found that the top HICKIES on his shoes sometimes comes undone but it is simply a case of refastening it – it literally takes just a couple of seconds to do this! (The photo above shows you the process of putting HICKIES into your shoes for the first time. You adjust the fit by altering the way you thread the HICKIES through the shoelace holes in the shoe)
I have seen on the HICKIES website that this new system of lacing shoes is very popular with athletes as it means they don’t have to spend vital time refastening their shoelaces during a race. I’d never thought about it before but not only must it be inconvenient for a marathon runner’s shoes to come undone but also it could be potentially dangerous or delay them in their race. As HICKIES can eliminate the problem of trailing laces I can completely see why they are embracing this new way of lacing their shoes!
So far, with my the HICKIES in my dad’s shoes, we have found that even when HICKIES have come undone they have still stayed in the hole but just become unfastened…..unlike undone shoelaces that trail along the floor and become a potential trip hazard.
As you’ll see from the website, golfers also like to use the HICKIES lacing system in their shoes as they offer a convenient , tailored fit to their shoes which then allows them to spend more time concentrating on their golfing performance and less time worrying about their laces!
Danny Willett 2016 Golf Masters Champion has said – “HICKIES laces give the shoes a really clean look, and the stability in them is very good. I wore them and won the first week!”
If you would like to purchase some HICKIES for your shoes or trainers please visit https://uk.hickies.eu/. The big question is….. which colours are you going to go for?! 🙂
There are so many colours to choose from – Originals (White, Charcoal, Neon Rainbow, Blue/White, Black/Red, Black/Pink, Neon Orange, Neon Pink, Navy, Silver Yellow, Infrared, Turquoise, Neon Yellow, Black Sprinkles, Blue Yellow and Grey) and Metallics ( Black / Gold, Copper, Gold)