Thursday, February 6, 2014

The Allure of Shiny Shoe Laces

Pierce's school recently did a fundraiser for these shoe laces called Y Ties.  We received some comics about them, and Pierce went on and on about how he needed a pair.  Particularly after some of the other kids in school started to get them.  I decided he could use some of his Christmas money to buy a pair for himself (they are $5 a pair).  They had a wide assortment of colors.  He chose a brilliant sparkling green.
Pierce has known how to tie his shoes for a couple of years, but with these shoelaces, he just twists them instead of tying.  Sometimes it's funny, the things kids get excited about.

Readers, got any sparkles on your shoes lately?

28 comments:

Blackberry Lane said...

Love the bright green that he chose. I had a pair of those many years ago and they are handy!

Sunnybrook Farm said...

The thing my daughter does is to wear mismatched socks for some reason. I guess it makes sorting her laundry easier.
She had special laces back in elementary school but they weren't as flashy as those.

Buttons said...

Oh I would be excited about them too they are very cool:) Hug B

Barbara said...

But those are so cool! Much cooler than having to tie your shoes! :)

cobie en bas van Es said...

het is toch geweldig mooi voor de kids.

linda eller said...

No sparkles here, but I know my grandchildren would love those laces too!

endah murniyati said...

Cool green!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I should get these for my sons. They refuse to untie and retie shoes and wreck them by jamming their feet into them.

Out on the prairie said...

have about 4 pair with bright green, but alas no sparkles

TexWisGirl said...

pretty interesting! i'd still prefer velcro. :)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Those seem really cool and no I do not have any sparkle on my shoes!

Gail Dixon said...

It's always fun to see the latest fads. Cute! I've been wearing warm house slippers for a month now. Past ready for summer and sparkles and painted toenails!

Lynn said...

Those are fancy laces, very chic and they'd also be good for people with arthritis too!

LONDONLULU said...

Oh my goodness, the cutest laces!

Stephanie Faris said...

How cute!!! I want some. I think I'm too old, though. :-(

Jacquelineand.... said...

No sparkles but I'm definitely down with the green!

LOVE MELISSA:) said...

Those are such a cool pair! I wish I could get H to tie her own shoes!

Sally said...

I love those! Would get some for Hunter, but she mostly wears her cowgirl boots, dontcha know! :)

Laura Lee said...

Those are Awesome! Never seen laces like that before. My nephew would love them :)

Betsy Adams said...

Neat ones. I've never seen them--but I do remember all of the fads popular all through the years... This is one that the kids will enjoy!!! AND--someone is making some money selling them.

Hugs,
Betsy

A Quiet Corner said...

Cool! Pierce s a real trend setter...first bracelets and now laces! I just can't keep up although they look easier than those darn bracelets!...:)JP

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

These are too cool! I don't have anything that sparkly. My running shoes are a bright blue. I feel a bit conspicuous in them. :-)

Tweedles -- that's me said...

my mommy would like a pair- just because! They are very cool looking!
love
tweedles

Linda said...

Pretty cool! Kinda like diamonds on the soles of your shoes!

Michael Manning said...

A good choice of color and it sounds like a lot of fun! Something new!! :)
Reminds me of a few fads we had at that age too.

alissa apel said...

That's cute! I like the color he picked out!

My kids just got done with a fundraiser to collect pennies to go towards March of Dimes. They were excited to get pennies from Travis, my parents and I.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Isn't that fun?!

Busy Bee Suz said...

They are perfect for St. Patty's day! Me? I'm all about the bling. :)