Wow! I love these laces! They look like regular laces but they sure make putting my shoes on a lot easier. I have poor manual dexterity due to a neurological disorder, and these laces provide just one more way for me to keep my independence. Once I laced up my shoes with the new laces, I haven't had to untie them since! They easily stretch so I just have to slip my foot into the shoe and they have not come undone in over 3 months.