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You'll never have to bend over to tie your shoelaces again, thanks to this handy $12 hack

As much as we love the ease of slip-on sneakers, we sometimes can't help but prefer the look of most lace-up kicks. Luckily, we found a $12 hack that will turn all your favorite sneakers into slip-on shoes, making them super easy to get on and off. Enter the Xpand No Tie Shoelaces System. Is it any suprise that it's a No.1 bestseller on Amazon? Once you put these laces on you’ll never have to worry about tying your shoes again.

These stretchy no-tie laces will keep you upright for good. Also good: There are a whopping 36 colors to choose from!
$12 at Amazon

Perfect for seniors, people with disabilities, kids or just anyone who doesn’t want to deal with loose laces, Xpand shoelaces are stretchy and adjustable so you can customize them to find the ideal fit with just the right amount of support and comfort. They use the brand’s patented Lace Anchor locks to firmly secure them inside your shoes. So once they are installed, the locks will hold your desired tension in place until you decide to change them.

These one-size-fits-all wonders can be used on all manner of footwear, including men's, women's and children’s sizes, and everything from running shoes to casual sneakers and even boots. There are 36 color options, from classic neutrals like black and white to bold neon options and even reflective laces which will keep you visible — and safe — if you like to walk or run at night. Perhaps best of all, once they're on, shoppers say they look like regular laces.

no-tie laces on a shoe
Starting every day doubled over is no way to go through life — turn all your sneakers into slip-ons! (Photo: Amazon)

Over 1,500,000 sets have been sold worldwide and more than 17,5000 Amazon shoppers alone have given them a five-star rating. “If you are handicapped like myself and have been struggling with traditional shoelaces, Xpand elastic shoelaces are a game changer,” raved one. “They are designed to eliminate the need for tying and untying shoelaces, making them ideal for people with limited mobility or dexterity. With Xpand laces, you can easily slip your shoes on and off without any fuss, and they'll always stay secure on your feet.”

“I am an elderly senior and find the elastic shoelaces to be an excellent product,” said another. “I don't have to bend over to tie and untie shoelaces as these laces stay tied, but allow me to ease the shoes on and off without any difficulty. Highly recommended. Also, they last a long time.”

A third said they are perfect for kiddos, calling them the “best invention ever.” They added: “Bought for my 6-year-old son's shoes....we love these! Super easy to put in his shoes and so nice that we don't have to struggle to untie double-knotted shoes anymore. Going to buy a few more pairs of these!”

And at $12 a pop, this is one time-saving hack worth investing in.

These stretchy no-tie laces will keep you upright for good. Also good: There are a whopping 36 colors to choose from!
$12 at Amazon

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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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