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Quit Tying Your Shoe Laces! You Need SHNAPs

Snhap laces reviewDon’t you hate when you tie your shoe laces and the huge bow looks like it belongs on a birthday present? Depending on how tight you tie your shoes, the lace ends are often very long which results in an awkwardly large bow. This leaves the option buying smaller laces (hassle) or tying your laces behind the shoe tongue (also a hassle). Well fortunately there is a third option which is easy, inexpensive and quite cool. The product is called Shnap and it is presently raising funds on Kickstarter in order to begin full-scale production (and change the way the world ties their shoes!).

Chris Faith, creator of Shnap, recently sent me a prototype to review and share here on my site. What made this sample particularly cool though was it was created with a 3D printer. 3D printing has allowed creators and inventors a low-cost way to create prototypes right in their homes allowing extensive refinement and improvement.

So what is Shnap? It is 4 small pieces of plastic which allow you to snap your shoe laces instead of tie them. Let me explain  . . There are 2 small pieces of plastic which is inserted into each of the top eyelets of your shoes and then 2 other small piece of plastic which you thread the end of your laces through. After adjusting the lace length to your desired level of tightness, you snap the 2 pieces of plastic together on each side of your shoe hence eliminating the need to tie the 2 laces together.  It is definitely something that needs to be seen to fully understand so take a look at the pictures below.

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My first thought once I had Shnaps on my shoes was “why has it taken so long for someone to invent this?” After you snap your shoe laces you too will wonder why you have been tying them for all of these years. They attach in seconds and lock together securely and come in a variety of colors (I’d love a brown pair!) to match any pair of shoes. Shnap Review

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Overall I love Shnaps for their ease of use, color options and functionality.  The only part I did not like was that you have to cut your laces in after you attach the Shnaps to trim the “extra” length. This may be fine for your gym shoes but I did not feel comfortable cutting my Gucci laces. A solution to cutting your laces may be installing shorter length laces such as kids size.

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So how can you get your own pair of Shnap Laces?

Go on Kickstarter and help fund the project and pre-order yours today!

You can also follow them on Twitter.

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