Forget tying and re-tying laces over and over again.  And add some custom colored style at the same time with elastic shoelaces.  Get the look of laces + the ease of a slip-on!  Great for kids shoes.  

Step 1: Supplies Needed

Supplies Needed:

- Lace up shoes
- Fold Over Elastic (aka FOE).  This comes in several widths usually 5/8in and 1 in. I used 1 inch since that's what I had on hand* 
- Basic notions (sewing machine, pin, soluble/disappearing marking pen, scissors)

*Depending on the size of the holes, the 5/8 make be easier to use.  You can find basic colors of FOE at most sewing stores and tons colors & prints at various online sewing & diaper making shops.
<p>I've made some DIY as well but didn't last long for my rambunctious boys. If you don't want to DIY, these are an option. They tie and have a normal bow so that kids can practice on their own time, but these ended up being my husband's favorite.</p><p>http://www.getstretchlace.com</p>
Great idea!<br> <br> I always struggled with my own laces and then as my boys got older their laces became a nightmare, too. I finally had enough and came up with elastic laces that never came untied and that were adjustable. I wanted the look of laces + the ease of a slip-on! Let me know what you think.<br> <br> They're called Synch Bands (pronounced &quot;cinch&quot;).<br> <br> <a href="http://synchbands.com" rel="nofollow">http://synchbands.com </a><br> <br> Cheers,<br> Eddie :)
I'm doing this with all my Chucks! I pinned this on Pinterest and the re-pins are redonkulous!
Fabulous ! &hellip;
I like pink color.
Way to go! These are great!
Those are so cute! What a great idea! It looks really nice with the pink converse :)

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