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Because tying laces is for suckers!  You're a grown-up now, you've spent enough time tying your shoes.  Shave valuable seconds off your day by converting your Converse into easy slip-on shoes!  People everywhere will covet your new, unique shoes, and secretly berate themselves for tying their laces every morning like saps.  So grab your favorite lace-up kicks, find some snazzy elastic, and let's do this.

Step 1: Materials

For this project, grab:
  • a pair of lace-ups
  • some elastic (doesn't have to be as wide as in the picture, but how can you not love that!)  I used less than 1/2 yd, but if you use thin elastic, you might want to use more than one strip
  • a needle
  • some heavy-duty button thread
<p>So stylish and easy to make! Certainly will try it.</p>
Hot!
super idea!
I just found this on pinterest &amp; have saved it to my instructables favorites. This is such a great idea! I can just see my granddaughters with shoes like this &amp; I would wear them myself - at age 51, I quit tying my shoes if at all possible about 30 years ago :D -Thanks!
I can't seem to find the elastic on the website anywhere. Does anyone have a direct link to the item or another website?
I love these! I'm going to do this to an old pair of shoes for when I have to run to class!<br>Where did you get the elastic like that?
We have a really cool fabric shop in town called <a href="http://www.britexfabrics.com/">Britex</a>. &nbsp;They might even have it for sale online!
! I searched, and they do! Thanks, it looks like I'm going to be using that website a lot now.<br>(I love your instructables by the way, they're always so creative and useful)
Adorable! I really want to make these but am looking all over the internet and don't see wide elastic like that anywhere. I feel kind of silly but I looked on the Britex site and don't see it... did you see wide elastic like that on Britex and if you did do you mind posting a link?
When I went to the site the other day it was under &quot;flat elastics&quot; under &quot;notions,&quot; but I couldn't find it either this morning. <br>They still have thick ruffled stuff though.
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SUPER, super cute!! I won't make them, but would love to buy them!! :)
I've been doing a similar thing by using old bike inner tubes to make stretchy laces. Tie once, then they're slip-ons. This, however, is much cooler looking. Plus, my laces would break after a few months...
Damn cool looking leggings! :D
You can get some at Target! &gt;w&lt; I have some too, they are called 'Sweater Tights' or something like that. $7? I think.
Oh cool! thanks a lot! :3
Um. . . . I have an almost identical pair of sneakers with elastic shoelaces. Work like a dream, though they are not cheap(the shoelaces). Many sources on the web.
OMG! they are sew (hahaha) cool, i am just about to buy my 4 kids new shoes for autumn, think i will definately have to buy some extra ones for this idea.<br>A+
Great !&hellip;<br>One of those inventions that will be taken by top brands, it it's not already done &hellip;&nbsp;
Neat! I'll have to do something like this.
We have a really cool fabric shop in town called <a href="http://www.britexfabrics.com/">Britex</a>. &nbsp;They might even have it for sale online!
I love this idea, I have just the pair of shoes that I want to do.
We have a really cool fabric shop in town called <a href="http://www.britexfabrics.com/">Britex</a>. &nbsp;They might even have it for sale online!
Hey Scooch, how well do you think this would work in an industrial setting, say with work-boots? Or, perhaps, with running shoes?
We have a really cool fabric shop in town called <a href="http://www.britexfabrics.com/">Britex</a>. &nbsp;They might even have it for sale online!
This is one of those innovations that would make life easier for older people too. Mind if I post a link to this on my Alzheimer's blog? <br>Thanks
Wow, I never thought of that! What a great idea. I would love for you to share it!
What a cool looking shoe and no one else wiil have it once you make it your own! humm grreat idea WAtch out for designers to steal it now? Thanks <br>deLadyBex
These are so awesome, and the stripes make it look even better!<br>Great job!
Wow! What a great idea :-D
Oh So Cute!! =)
How cute is this! I love it! Thanks for sharing scoochmaroo!
These are supercute.
Very cute idea and makes it so much easier to put your shoes on! Love it!
Easy and simple, and oh-so elegant. I love how the stripes look like shoelaces, they look so cool!
Love it!!!!
Amazing
wow thank you i have not been able to tie due to a medical issue now i can wear requalar shoes
Love it!
I love these elastic laces (and your tights or socks or whatever you are wearing in the first picture)!
Cute, cute, cute!

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