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Jett has the Platypaws hikers. They're cute, he likes them and they're sooo comfy looking. But, aack, the laces will NOT stay tied. I was thinking about getting him some of these: <a href="http://tinyurl.com/dpjv6" target="_blank">http://tinyurl.com/dpjv6</a><br><br>
Then, where on Earth do I get them, besides this auction? I don't know what they're really called, so I am having trouble finding them. Googling "lace locks" gets me runners' gear, aids for elderly folks...and, ahem, bedroom, gear.
 

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These are actual elastic laces with some sort of locking device: <a href="http://www.locklaces.com/" target="_blank">http://www.locklaces.com/</a><br>
But I think what you're actually looking for are these: <a href="http://www.squeezums.com" target="_blank">www.squeezums.com</a> and I think you could find them at a sporting goods store, like big 5.
 

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Kathy, I like those ones, but they don't solve the trip-over-his-laces problem. The ones I linked to on eBay hide all the loose ends in that little barrel.<br><br>
Growly, growl.....why can't I find those barrel bell ones from when I was a babe?
 

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My mom used those for my brother and sister i think. I thought they were cool! ( i am quite a bit older) The locks that is, not the bells!<br>
I cant find them either and I think i remember about 10 yrs ago wheni worked in daycare that they were phasing them out due to chokng hazards if they came undone.<br><br>
If i find them anywhere i will let you know!<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br>
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I think I've seen something similar to those barrel ones at the Stride Rite store at the mall. I've never used them with dd since most of her shoes have buckles but I had the barrel ones with the bells when I was a kid. I thought they were cool!
 

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Curly Laces!<br><br>
Found here:<br><br><a href="http://www.foam-eze.com/laces.php" target="_blank">http://www.foam-eze.com/laces.php</a> -<br><br>
They are great - there is no tying and they stay curled up!<br><br>
Or<br><br>
Zackaroos!<br><br><a href="http://www.zackaroos.com/homepage.html" target="_blank">http://www.zackaroos.com/homepage.html</a><br><br>
No tying needed for either of them...
 

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I got a pair pre-baby for my running shoes for about $0.99 at a triathlete store. Some running stores will carry them and they had plenty of colors. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> They were made for kids.<br><br>
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Thank you guys for all the suggestions.<br><br>
I'm not looking for something that just keeps the laces a certain tension, I'm looking for something to hide all the loose loop and tail parts, so there's no tripping, etc.
 

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I know exactly what you're talking about - I found those lock things at Walmart in Las Vegas, Nevada. Never saw them anywhere else. I will tell you, with a squirmy child, they're a pain in the butt to use - and hard to cram all the laces into the barrel and then twist the other end on. They're cute, though, when you do get them on and I liked the jingle bells - I could tell where ds was faster.<br><br>
Do you have friends/family that live in Las Vegas? If so, ask them to pick them up for you - I found them on a hanging tag in the shoe department. Can't remember what they were called, but they were 2 little plastic things with bells on them in a blister pack with a cardboard back. Hope that description helps. they didn't cost much, either.<br><br>
hth.
 

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I had a pair of "slippery" lace shoes for ds. Just replacing the laces with regular ones solved the problem for us. Some laces are that fatter nylon kind and are just slippery. I don't know what brand I replaced them with, but it was the kind you see everywhere. I got ours at Rite Aid.
 
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