Hickies are quietly revolutionary! From the little packet of 14 rubber straps comes the freedom from having to tie your shoelaces ever again. And if you’ve ever struggled to reach your feet or had to re-tie wet shoelaces when you’re out and about, you’ll probably see the appeal straight away!
Although they started life as replacements for shoelaces in running shoes and are really popular with sports and fitness fans, the small straps work for all kinds of shoes. They are flexible, so you can put your shoes on and take them off without removing the straps, and they bend with your foot so you can walk, run, dance, jump and flex your feet anyway you choose without the straps coming undone. No more trailing laces!
They come in lots of different colours, plus you can mix and match multiple colours. You can adjust the fit, and there are versions for kids’ shoes too.
Care: They can be machine- or hand-washed, but don’t tumble dry them.
What our testers say
Our testers said they loved these and haven’t tied shoelaces since they discovered them.
Hickies came about because founder Gaston Frydlewski hated shoelaces – simple as that! He’s made it his life’s work to come up with an alternative, and Hickies are the culmination of his research and perseverance. From a seed of an idea, Hickies is now a hugely successful international company with millions of packets of Hickies sold.