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*Please Note – I recieved 2 pair of Hickies 2.0 in exchange for my honest review of this product.*
My Hickies Review:
Hickies 2.0 were released in September of 2016. The concept behind them is to create the perfect lacing system that turns your shoe into a slip-on with the perfect fit for YOUR feet. Never again will you have to tie your shoes or worry about soggy laces after running in the rain. The concept is genius.
I get so annoyed when I have to stop to tie my own shoes (esp. mid-run) and don’t even get me started on the morning routine of tying my kids shoes (YEESH!). I couldn’t wait to recieve my Hickies – I had asked around and my friends who already owned them had ONLY good things to say. However, I was a little hesitant – I mean, I’ve worn regular shoe laces my whole life and THEY WORK. The concept of being able to slip them on and off seemed INCREDIBLE and yet- I’d never worn a pair of slip-ons that I could also run in without them coming off and maintain comfort. For this review, I recieved 1 pair of Adult and 1 pair of Kids sized Hickies in the mail. I immediately put them into my tennis shoes as well as my 10 year old son’s shoes.
Hickies were MUCH easier to put into my shoes than I thought they’d be. It’s just a matter of experimenting a bit to find the fit that YOU like! Of course they come with instructions that help you know where to start. THIS link will take you to their page that helps you figure all of this out!! They have pictures as well as short YouTube videos to help make sure you get the BEST fit for YOU!
JUST a few of the bonuses of Hickies:
Works in ANY shoe with eyelets.
One size fits all.
Elastic material keeps shoes secure and comfortable.
Never tie again! Play uninterrupted.
Fun look, without messy knots and bows.
Quick and easy – simply slip on and off.
Initially, I put the hickies in incorrectly! (There is ALWAYS a learning curve when doing something new, right?) Backwards, to be exact! But, I quickly figured out my mistake and corrected it. As you can see on THIS page – there are multiple ways to use the laces to create “the perfect fit” for YOU. I started with the Regular fit which was definitely TOO loose. I have always been one who liked my shoelaces TIGHT!! So, then I followed the Extra Tight video and ended with the using the regular fit for the top two holes – VOILA – perfection. (for me!) I immediately went on a quick run around the neighborhood and was AMAZED at how after a few steps – I forgot I had hickies in and just enjoyed the run. It took me taking them off at home to remember that they were now hickies!! (LOL!) I am IN LOVE and a little obsessed. My only regret is that I wish I’d jumped on board sooner!
My son LOVES his as well. He has asked me to get them for ALL of his shoes! (High praise for a 10 year old) He wears them everyday!
In truth, I find myself wearing my tennis shoe more often than I used to. I am still amazed when I reach down to slip them on my feet that they withstand running, jumping and every activity you can imagine. I forget I no longer have shoelaces in them. They are incredibly comfortable and move SOOO well. I am most certainly IN LOVE and look forward to acquiring MORE Hickies 2.0. Get yours HERE for 20% OFF using code USFAM and see for yourself how the Evolution of Shoelaces will change your life!