Ditch Those Laces And Turn Your Kicks Into Slip-Ons [Pics]
Hickies are aesthetic snap closure fasteners that can adjust to any shoe size and let you customize your footwear.
New York-based design team Mariquel & Gaston have created an elastic lacing system called Hickies that aims to free you from bows and knots, and also lets you customize and redesign your footwear. By replacing shoelaces with these snap closure fasteners, you can turn your shoes into slip-ons, meaning you never need to tie or untie them again.
Hickies are one size only and their soft elasticity allows them to loosen and contract with your foot and adapt to any shoe. The durable fasteners will fit any shoe with eyelets, from kids sizes to adult, and they are available in a wide range of color combinations. Hickies have already reached their goal on Kickstarter, thanks in part by creative branding by design firm Little Fury and will start shipping in July but pledges can still be made, starting at $16 for a pack of 14. Click through to see pictures of the colorful lacing system: