Shoe laces post Total Hip Replacement

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Can any one advise on the best elastic shoe laces e.g. for trainers- to use after THR. Most seem to have a slider for which you still have to bend down to tighten or is it best to sew in ordinary elastic? I have tried to get trainers with velcro cloing but its impossible in my size. (UK 9.5AA)

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    Hi Jomary.  There are a number of these offered on sites like Amazon.  Best bet is to put them in the shoe and tighten them before putting your foot into the shoe.  The elastic lace then sort of converts the shoe to slip ons and you dont have to bend and fiddle with the lace once it's on the foot.

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      Thanks - I had seen these and hoped someone might have experience of the best type. Certainly the ones with sliders seem to need re-tightening after you have put them on unless I am mis-judging them.
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      you're probably right about the sliders.  Ones that just tie in a traditional bow would probably be better I guess.   Hope you find something that suits.  I've swapped to slip on shoes only but slip on trainers are hard to find and often as you pointed out come with velcro which you still have to bend to fix. 

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      Hi,

      I found elastic laces on amazon called goodbye tie.They are elastics in various colours which replace your laces.No tying involved.I just grab the tongue with my grabber and pull them o

      Janet

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