Friday, November 18, 2011
The Futility of Shoe Laces
Has technology not come far enough in shoe and velcro design that we all can't wear velcro shoes? I believe laces have hung on so long because adults don't want to be associated with the velcro of their youth. It is like saying to a kid, not only can they not have a drink or drive a car or vote, they also can't tie their own shoes. I advocate for a lace free movement when it comes to athletic shoes. Many dress shoes have already turned into fancy slippers. Athletic shoes need to be more secure than a slipper, but surely a velcro strap can accomplish this task. Let's send the shoelace companies to the same pages in history as milk men, buggy whip manufacturers, and ice plants.