TESTED: Xpand Elastic Lacing System

I’ll admit, I very rarely undo my laces, which inevitably with time, ruins most of my shoes. So, I thought I should probably come up with a solution to solve that problem.

Enter Xpand, the Elastic Lacing System.

It all began in 2015 when Chuck (Xpand creator) had the misfortune of injuring his foot. It got so bad for him that the simple task of tying his shoes became painful – and with that, an idea was born.

Having raised over $1.2 million on crowdfunding sites Kickstarter and Indiegogo for their revolutionary idea, we had to get our hands on a selection and try them out for ourselves.

Here’s the deal; Xpand are elastic shoelaces that you cut and clip to fit the exact size you need to keep your shoe snug, and unlike regular laces, you can just slip your feet in without undoing them.

So whether you’re changing the laces on an old or a new pair (like the two shown above) you can add a pop of colour, or keep it simple, and as we found they work on every type and size of runner/ sports shoe.

So why do we love them so much?


No more hanging laces

Avoid having access lace hanging over the shoe as the Xpand system gets rid of the excess altogether.

Clean Fresh look

Without the regular bows, any runner, tennis shoe, jogger will look clean and stylish with the addition of Xpand.

Better stretch and fit

Unlike regular laces, these allow for more movement while walking, running, and can help for an even better fit.

No more tieing laces

…and no more doing them back up. (This one is my fave).


So if you are like me and lazy about untying your shoes, or you’re looking for a better fit with more give, you should check out the selection from Xpand , they may just change the way you think about the way you’re wearing your shoes.





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