Over the years, we have seen a lot of different “technologies” applied to the common shoe. We had the air bubble fanaticism of the 90’s where people actually believed that the larger air bubble you had in the sole of your shoe, the higher you could jump. We had and still have the standard slip-on style shoe that was every little kid’s dream because you were never getting yelled at to tie your shoes. Anybody that has a kid under the age of 10 and have never put a pair of light up Reebok’s on them should get a visit from child protective services. We also had the shoe fashions we wish could be forgotten forever like Crocs. All the kids that grew up in 90’s probably had a pair of Doc Martens that weighed about 25 lbs. Our Dad’s all had (and most still do) a pair of Jesus sandals that they liked to wear with black socks which was never embarrassing when we had friends over to the house. Jelly’s were a favorite among little kids and parents that refused to let go of there youth.
Why did we just go down shoe fashion memory lane? Because there is yet to be a person that solves the infamous problem of the wasted time that occurs whenever we tie our shoes laces. Slip-on’s could be an answer but then we would all look pretty friggin’ ridiculous wearing those things as adults. There is a new KickStarter campaign out that we could really get behind and it is called Shnap. Shnap is a very small add on to any pair of shoes with laces that allows you to simply pull the laces through it and Shnap will hold them in. No trying to do multiple double knots that take forever to take out because you’re sick of your shoelaces always coming undone. The creators of Shnap started this prototype with a 3D printer which was enough for us to take a longer look at the product. Be sure to contribute to Shnap as they need funding to help produce these at a mass scale. Click here for image source and where to contribute to the Shnap KickStarter campaign.