Cheapest and Simplest Shoe Lace Anchors

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Introduction: Cheapest and Simplest Shoe Lace Anchors

Hi !

I discovered kickstarter projects offers lace anchors.

we used to do something similar when i was a kid.

You can make your home made anchors just with 2 shims

Step 1:

Step 2:

Step 3:

Step 4:

All done!

Test it and cut the lace

UPD shoe lace anchors will work even with uncutted laces


FAQ

1.What is this for?

2. How it works?

3. Shoe lace anchors retail price is approx. 10-15 USD. My way is approx. 0,01 USD

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I WILL MAKE A VIDEO. JUST GIVE ME1! DAY and DON'T FORGET TO VOTE FOR THIS PROJECT

What size washers are being used with what size opening in these steps?

Also would love to know this

Whoa! I was going to try and find my curly laces as my latest gym shoes are just too tight when laced, and then the laces come undone. This is great! Thanks!

it is so funny how you give a 2 cents cheap finger to a fancy commercial campaign :D

I did something similar cutting some plastic bottle caps and making a pair of xpand-look-alike lace anchors. I used regular elastic laces. It works, but this regular elastic laces don't last more than a few months.

Are these regular or elastic expandable (like the video) shoe laces ? Does this work with round laces ?

The problem with this, and the main point of difference between your idea and the kickstarter you linked to, is that they're using special elasticised laces. With regular laces, if you fix the laces at a certain tension like that, then they will either be too loose or you will not be able to get your foot into the shoe.