Rejigit purchased a pack of Hickies 2.0 Performance Shoelaces and we have had an opportunity to assess their performance and we cannot recommend this product to our readers.
The product is very expensive for what it is. The laces can be difficult to fit into some shoes, can be difficult to configure and are prone to breaking after very little use.
It is interesting to note that Hickies Inc raised US$159,167 via a 2012 Kickstarter campaign and thereafter raised US$6.2m from a number of investment funds. As a result of another recent Kickstarter campaign, 13,538 backers pledged a further US$580,605. It is also interesting to read some of the 1008 comments on their most recent Kickstarter page.
Original blog post:
One size fits all, a clever, adaptive alternative to shoelaces. Customizable fit and with a variety of lacing techniques. Each pack contains fourteen straps.
They can turn lace-up shoes into slip-ons and you don't have to worry about loose laces.
The laces are manufactured using an elastic memory fit material which adapts to individual foot size. They come in sixteen different colour combinations.
Hickies 2.0 Performance Shoelaces are available on Amazon (don't make the mistake of ordering directly from Hickies website because you will be quoted approximately $65.00 just for delivery).