Plastic Buckle Shoe Laces




A common problem everywhere is untied shoe laces, as we all know after an hour or two shoes loosen and untie, so you find yourself often bent down to fix it, this begs the question how can I stop this permanently. After you read this short Instructable, it will no longer be a problem.

Step 1: Materials

For this project you will need:

1. Two small plastic buckles (found at Michaels craft store or other similar stores)

2. The laces you intend on using

3. The shoes

Note: This will look best on athletic shoes and boots, but it can be tried on other styles of shoe as well.

Step 2: Putting on the Buckles

1. To start, run the laces through the holes in each side of the buckle, to insure proper fitting do it with you're foot in the shoe.

2. Tie one side with a simple loop putting the end in and pulling out tightly, this should be done twice per side to keep it secure.

3. Walk around to make sure it is tight enough but not too loose (you may have to make adjustments).

Step 3: Finishing

To finish, simply tuck the excess into the weave of the laces making sure it does not protrude from the shoe.

Now that you are finished, enjoy.

Thank you

Please feel free to rate or give any comments you have concerning this Instructable.



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    8 Discussions


    2 years ago

    I don't get it
    Laces aren't flexible
    How are u ginna take it off

    1 reply

    Reply 2 years ago

    thanks for your comment. I don't necessarily know what you mean by "Laces aren't flexible". The idea behind the shoe lace is that when you pull the buckles closer together they tighten. When taking off the shoe, releasing the buckles gives it some space to remove your foot. Hope this answered your question.


    2 years ago

    NOPE, don't get it. Is releasing the buckle enough to get the shoe off? Also, in the photo, it looks like there are knots on the ends of the laces that are tucked in. ? The buckles look like what we call side release buckles as used in paracord bracelets.


    4 years ago

    Thanks, if I can answer any questions let me know.


    4 years ago

    Thank you, I'm glad you like it.