When my daughter was learning to tie her own shoes, we found some stretchy shoe laces that made it a bit easier for her to get her shoes on her feet without her having to loosen/tighten her laces, too. The older lady who lived next door wanted some of those laces so she could get her shoes on and off without tying them to make it easier on her arthritic hands. The HICKIES Elastic Lacing System from Brookstone would have accomplished the same thing for her without giving her shoes a teenybopper look. These bands are made of a “special blend of elastic copolymers that stretch to accommodate any size shoe”, and they give for comfort as you walk. You’ll get a set of 14 HICKIES of your selected color, plus two in a “surprise” color. Since most shoes have 6-7 eyelets, that will be enough to lace a pair of shoes. HICKIES are available in the 16 colors shown. They are available now from Brookstone for $19.99. There’s even a free app for Android and Apple iOS that will let you see how the colors will look with your shoes before you purchase them.