Adaptive clothing: shoelaces
Our no tie shoelaces were originally invented for elite athletes, but it wasn't long before our mission included much more. Shortly after our 2014 Kickstarter launch, we received a message from a backer. Daniel's note contained a video of his 16 year old daughter Emily tying her shoes for the first time, something she had never be been able to do because of cerebral palsy.
Since Daniel's first amazing message we've received many more from parents expressing similar stories of new found independence. Although we didn't set out to make adaptive clothing, we were driven by the potential our shoelaces had to improve self sufficiency for children and adults.
We've continued to improve on our design using modern materials and USA based manufacturing to ensure the highest quality. Beyond function, our goal was to make it possible for people to wear whatever shoes they want without having to tie laces.
SnapLaces are shoelaces that were engineered to perform at the highest levels of competition - so they can be worn with confidence by everyone. Proudly made in Washington State and backed by a lifetime warranty. SnapLaces are available in 14 different colors in performance and comfort configurations. We also offer officially licensed laces for 24 of the top Universities in the country.
what customers are saying
I don't have the use of my right arm and very little of my right leg. Normally my wife has to tie my shoes for me. Not anymore. They are so easy to use. It might seem like a little thing, but they've given me an extra measure of independence.
My son has severe autism and wears SMO foot braces. Lacing shoes over the braces was a hassle. SnapLaces makes our morning dress routine hassle-free. Thank you for producing this great product!
My son had a stroke which left his right side partially paralyzed. SnapLaces has made it possible for him to wear lace up boots that help support his right ankle and not be dependent on someone to tie his laces!
I am 40 years old. I am autistic. I just got my SnapLaces tonight. Now I can put my shoes on without help for the rest of my life completely by myself..thank you for making these.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Where do your products Made?
SnapLaces are proudly made in the USA.
- We assemble & ship from Washougal, Washington.
- The clips are injection molded in Vancouver, Washington.
- Our laces are woven in Marathon, New York and cut in Woodland, Washington.
- Packaging is printed in Portland, Oregon.
Who can wear snaplaces
SnapLaces are great for anyone that wears shoes, but we organize the reasons this way:
- Athletes - people who value performance
- Independence - when tying shoes is difficult or impossible
- Comfort - if you don't like tying shoes or want a better fit
- College - your a fan or alumni of the 24 schools we license
what is your warranty?
SnapLaces are backed by a lifetime warranty.
Be confident in your purchase - we stand behind our product and make sure our customers are taken care of. If for any reason you are not happy with your SnapLaces, simply send us an email to [email protected]
What about shipping and delivery?
We handle assembly and shipping ourselves.
Most orders ship within 24 hours, sometimes sooner including weekends. We primarily ship via USPS First Class but have options for Priority Shipping as well.
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