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

Answer is here

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    43 Discussions

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    KUPELSKII SERGEI
    KUPELSKII SERGEI

    4 years ago

    OK OK OK OK

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

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    LancasterPA
    LancasterPA

    4 years ago

    I'm lost. What is this for? People who are too lazy to tie their shoelaces? If that is the case, how do you open them to get your foot in the shoe and tighten them to walk?

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    stephi2boobies
    stephi2boobies

    Reply 8 months ago


    I take it you don’t wear Vans 🤣 They are not only the greatest shoe ever they are also all about style. Lace anchors give you more versatility, allowing you to create cool patterns with your laces. Tied laces look ridiculous on these shoes (in my opinion) but lace anchors allow me to lace my vans with a single lace in a crisscrossing pattern by anchoring my lace to the bottom left eyelet. Without anchors I’d have a bulky knot tied inside my shoe and discomfort from the knots rubbing against my foot.

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    KUPELSKII SERGEI
    KUPELSKII SERGEI

    Reply 4 years ago

    What is this for? People who are too lazy to tie their shoelaces? ---> YES

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    Laral
    Laral

    Reply 4 years ago

    Hah hah hah hah! Best reason ever. Count me among them. :)

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    Drathstar
    Drathstar

    Reply 4 years ago

    LancasterPA Perhaps you should also take into consideration the people this simple trick could help who are disabled or just have limited mobility. Growing up I didn't realize the difficulty my father went through, until my own body started causing me pain similar to how his does. I've discovered that pain is something it's much easier to have sympathy for once you've had to live with it yourself and lots of things are like that not just pain.

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    heyfrank
    heyfrank

    3 years ago

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

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    mdibblee
    mdibblee

    Reply 3 years ago

    Also would love to know this

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    jeanniel1
    jeanniel1

    4 years ago

    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!

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    uyavuz
    uyavuz

    4 years ago

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

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    jsanta
    jsanta

    4 years ago

    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.

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    msqard2304
    msqard2304

    4 years ago

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

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    msqard2304
    msqard2304

    Reply 4 years ago

    Thx

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    Xieda
    Xieda

    4 years ago

    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.

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    KUPELSKII SERGEI
    KUPELSKII SERGEI

    Reply 4 years ago

    johng652Reply6 days ago

    We also used to do the same thing. ------>>Only difference was we cleaned up the burrs on the washers with sand paper << ------. It kept the laces from shredding while being adjusted. Thanks for an "old school" blast from the past.
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    Xieda
    Xieda

    Reply 4 years ago

    Also, the sharp edges on your washers will eventually cut through your laces and then they really will be to short to be of any use.

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    Laral
    Laral

    4 years ago

    This looks like it MIGHT be a good idea. I can't tell for sure because your instructions just end without showing/explaining how it is supposed to work. You refer to Kickstarter projects but do not provide a link. I suggest that you finish the thought and explain and illustrate exactly how this works. Also, you might want to seal the edges with heat somehow so they don't fray.

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    Laral
    Laral

    Reply 4 years ago

    OK, I found the Lace Anchors video on how these work:

    **How to install your Lace Anchors** - YouTube

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SQdQNNuePo

    They make your shoes into slip-ons. I'm gonna try it. Your method is cheap and elegant compared to the expensive ($12.99 for only 2 pairs) Lace Anchors.