Shoelaces are necessary evils that most shoes can’t do without and it also part of a footwear that we don’t give much thought about. If it gives way, we simply bent or squad down and tie it over again. Truth be told, it is a hassle and even if it doesn’t get loosen that often, the extra length can be an eyesore, or worst, a potential tripper if they happen to be exceeding long and gets hook to some protruding objects. So can our sneakers do without laces? Nope. But thanks to Xpand Lacing System, our days of shoelace woes will be over. Simply put, Xpand Lacing System is a new form of shoelace that cuts excess lace ends out and say goodbye to loosening laces.
It consists of two parts: a specially designed a set of Lace Anchors (or Lace end clips) and a pair of Xpand zero memory, elastic laces. This two-part system replaces your stock laces, with the end of the laces ‘capped’ at the top set of the eyelets, stealthily with Lace Anchors or on the outside with Lace end clips. Excess laces are then trimmed to achieve the streamline look. Once done, the next time putting on your favorite kicks will only require a simple tug and slip action. Xpand Lacing System basically turns any laced sneakers into a slip-on footwear. So, seriously, who needs futuristic self-lacing shoes when all you need is a tug and slip to get a good fit?
If you are all up for an easier life with shoelaces, you can join the 29,000 folks who have already pre-ordered it through Kickstarter, by doing the same, over at Indiegogo. And the price? It starts at just 8 bucks for a set, which includes four Lace Anchors, four Lace end clips and a pair of Xpand laces.