Lock Laces® Installation Instructions

Lock Laces® Installation Instructions

November 01, 2015

Step-by-step video and picture instructions on how to install and use Lock Laces®, the original elastic no-tie shoelaces


Looking for how to put on your new Lock Laces®? You’ve come to the right place. Follow us through this simple 5-minute installation guide and never tie your shoes again™!

What Should You Have?

When you open your package of Lock Laces®, you should find the following:

  • 2 48” Elastic Shoelaces
  • 2 lock devices
  • 2 cord clips

If you don’t have any Lock Laces® yet, what are you waiting for? Order yours here now.

You will also need:

    • 1 pair of shoes
    • 1 pair of scissors

    Alright, now that we have everything we need, let's get started!

    Step 1: Replace Your Laces

    Put your feet in the shoes. We always recommend keeping your feet in the shoes throughout the installation process to ensure a proper fit.

    Now remove your old shoelaces and lace up with your new elastic shoelaces.

    Step 2: Lock-In

    Grab a lock device (the piece that says “LOCK LACES®” on it). Press down on the top of the lock to open the passages, and thread the ends of the laces through the passages with your other hand.

    Once the laces have been threaded through, press down on the top of the lock again and slide the lock to the tongue of the shoe. Release to secure the lock device into place.

    Step 3: Trim to Fit

    Before trimming the excess lace, make sure your laces fit snugly but are not too tight. We recommend wiggling your foot in the shoe or, better yet, standing up and walking around the room to make sure they are at a comfortable length. If your laces are too tight, slide the lock toward the toe of the shoe slightly, readjust the laces and repeat.

    Once your laces fit comfortably, use a pair of scissors to trim off some of the excess lace. We recommend cutting about 2-3 inches below the lock device to leave room for future adjustments.

    Step 4: Secure

    Finally, slide the cord clip onto the ends of the laces and align the trimmed ends with the teeth inside the cord clip. It is very important that you align the ends with the cord clip properly to ensure that the cord clip stays securely attached. Then, simply snap the cord clip together to secure.

    If you have any difficulty with your cord clip, please see our article on reopening and reinstalling your cord clip.


    Your Lock Laces® are now installed and guaranteed for the life of your shoe. If you have any questions or experience any difficulty with installation, please contact us. We’re always happy to help.

    14 Responses

    R. Wesley Graham

    June 01, 2020

    These laces are GREAT! My On Cloud shoes are even more comfortable with these laces. Easy to install and are very, very comfortable. Get them, you will be happy!

    Phillip W Ravenel

    September 23, 2019

    These things are life’s savers
    Before it was hard for me to lean over and tie my shoes but now it good to go !!!

    Karen B.

    March 08, 2019

    The video cleared up a question we had. Thanks.

    Richard Davis

    December 06, 2018

    I love them I am disabled and these really help matters

    Scott Everett

    August 27, 2018

    I use these on all my running shoes. They allow me to ensure that my shoes feel exactly the same every time I put them on. Never too tight, never too loose. Gone are the days of having to stop mid-run to adjust my laces. I also just ordered some more for my son on the autism spectrum. Thanks for a great product!


    July 30, 2018

    Love these! Have tried a more expensive competing brand only to be met with great disappointment.

    Good instructions and easy to use!

    Tom Bryant

    August 27, 2018

    I really like these!
    The instructional video was very helpful..

    Linda Alvarez

    August 27, 2018

    I love the Lock Laces! Great price and they are long lasting. I curentley have been using Hickies and have to replace some of the pieces because they break and they are over priced. I am now a Lock Lace customer


    July 30, 2018

    The cord clip at the end is a little tough. I (gently) used a pair of plyers to close the little clips all the way. It worked very well.

    Jessica Forte

    May 07, 2017

    I heard about these on Bob and the Showgram I am extremely excited to try them with my son who has special needs!!! God bless!!!

    Jessica Forte

    May 07, 2017

    I heard about these on Bob and the Showgram I am extremely excited to try them with my son who has special needs!!! God bless!!!

    Anne-Marie Watkins

    April 25, 2017

    Thank you for your instructions as I have difficulty bending down to tie laces these are super for me.


    March 07, 2017



    July 30, 2018

    OK, now once they are installed as per your video, do you leave them ‘as is’ and just stretch out and in when putting your shoes on and off………..or do you back off the clip each time and then tighten???

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