The Hickies lacing system are elastic tapes that are designed so you never have to tie your shoelaces again. Kindergarteners and toddlers rejoice! Admittedly, the method doesn’t take long (unless it is a pair of lace-up skates, which in principle bind like a small corset around the foot). While you can save one minute a day, the unique feature of these strings is that you can customize the fit. There are several ways to put the Hickies in your slippers, each has a different feeling.For example, if the fit is too wide, use the “tight” fastening technique to tighten it. The lace styles are the same depending on the desired waterproofing, laces and stylistic preference.