Tying shoelaces is a skill many take for granted. Individuals with physical and intellectual limitations can struggle with this skill. I recently received a product that can change “can’t” into “can” with a snap!
A few weeks ago, Chris Faith, creator of Button-Up Lacing System 2.0 reached out to me. Shortly after our initial conversation, I received a white box filled with various colors of Button-ups and Laces. Immediately, I was impressed by the quality of the product and packaging.
I received a white, blue and black set of Button-ups and matching laces. The Button-up pack included 4 retainers, 4 ball studs, 4 buttons and 4 heat shrinkable pull tabs (for laces). The laces (flat/oval) matched each Button-Up system perfectly! The packet included easy to follow instructions with pictures.
I was not able to assemble the Button-ups myself so I asked my mom to do it for me. From start to finish, my Button-Up laces were ready to go in less than 10 minutes! My mom reported that they were very easy to assemble and the instructions were very clear. The blue Button-Ups and laces just happened to match my tennis shoes perfectly!
There were two finishing options, the “quick-fit” or the “ready-fit”. We opted for the “quick-fit” initially, but will be switching to the “ready-fit” now that we know it will work with my bulky AFOs. We also tested the ease of removing the Button-Up system. Not only was it easy to remove, but we were able to simply reinstall the Button-ups.
The feedback from several of my caregivers was also positive! One caregiver struggles a bit tying my shoes while I am in my lift. The Button-Up Lacing System 2.0 literally makes it a snap for her! I will be installing the rest of the Button-Ups and laces on my remaining shoes.
The Button-Up Lacing System 2.0 is a brilliant alternative to tying your shoes. This is a great product for anyone with a physical or intellectual disability. I also think the Button-Up Lacing System 2.0 would be perfect for anyone with arthritic hands. For children who struggle to tie their shoes, Button-Ups can increase self-esteem, as well as independence.
The Button-Up Lacing System 2.0 offers a choice of 20 colors! The cost is very reasonable and is currently on sale for $10 (includes choice of two laces, flat or oval). Laces and Button-Ups can be purchased separately as well. Click here to check out the Button-Up Lacing System 2.0!
I would like to thank Chris Faith for reaching out to me to test out this product. I was not compensated for this post and all opinions are my own.