First off, if you haven’t heard of Hickies i suggest you take a look at this and then head back to read my honest review.
These little things, i thought, would be my saving grace. I’m bad with my hands so i tend to leave my laces untied and jus slip my sneakers on and off. Of course the issue was that they’d flop around, cause blisters and/or fall off.
After some research and choosing between Zubits and Hickies i decided on the Hickies as my best option. I read all kinds of reviews and watched videos that included using Hickies on converse (which is what i wanted them for.
I got them off Amazon for £12.99 including the delivery and VAT and you get 14 to a pack.
🌠 they’re stretchy and pretty strong so there’s no worry about them breaking (i hope).
🌠 they’re quite fiddly to get them done up – you have to thread an end through a small hole then loop the loop around a stud area thing.
🌠 they’re tight – this is good for keeping your sneakers on your feet but makes it very awkward to actually put your sneakers on. I had to use four and then fiddle and wriggle my foot into my converse before adding a fifth so it felt secure.
🌠 putting one on, while the sneaker is on your foot is not easy for anyone with bad hands/fingers.
I thought these would be much easier than they are. Once you get the hang of putting them in then it isn’t too bad but, still fiddly. Anyone with restricted movement of their hands and/or fingers would find these hard to work easily.
There’s a whole load of colour combos out there but i couldn’t seem to find plain white or plain black; hence i went for plain red.
For what they cost and how awkward they are… They’re not better than laces. They’re more of a pain than laces and for me, that’s really saying something.
Look/feel: 🌠🌠🌠🌠 (/5)
Ease of use: 🌠🌠 (/5)
Quality: 🌠🌠🌠🌠🌠 (/5)
Security: 🌠🌠🌠🌠🌠 (/5)
Over all i think they’re more hassle than they’re worth and really arent worth the £13 price tag that’s attached to them.
If you want something that’s gonna stop your sneakers falling off, then I cannot deny they’re really very secure and well made.
If you want something easy, however, then i’d look at some of the cheaper knock offs out there that seem to work just as well but without the fiddly threading and looping, especially when the shoe is already on your foot.