All three of our children have special needs and fine-motor skills are a challenge for them. Tying shoes, though necessary to learn, can be a big challenge. What if there was a way to skip the tying (and the fuss and frustration that comes with it – particularly when you need to head out the door right away)? DOOHICKIES offers a fun and stylish alternative!
Disclosure: I received a complimentary product to facilitate our DOOHICKIES review. Regardless, all opinions are my own and those of my family.
DOOHICKIES is a no-tie shoelace replacement designed for kids ages 5-12. The DOOHICKIES thread easily through the eyelets of any shoe and then snap in place for a secure fit. In addition to not having to tie their shoes, kids can make their shoes fit the way they want them to!
For our DOOHICKIES review we received the Berry DOOHICKIES. They are a pretty set with both purple and pink.
When we received the DOOHICKIES our daughter wanted to put them in her shoes right away. The only issue was determining in which shoes to put them! She ultimately decided on her white canvas shoes, which I thought was a great choice!
Because her shoes have super close eyelets, I did have to use the recommended “tight fit,” but even then I had to alter it because it was still too loose. Luckily, it’s easy to adjust them as necessary. Instead of crossing one over, I skipped two eyelets over, and this worked well.
She has definitely found tying shoes to be challenging and frustrating. Also having ADHD in addition to Sensory Processing Disorder, she not only has fine-motor challenges but also has a hard time focusing on a task – particularly when it’s challenging.
We’re often running late and everybody is stressed out trying to head out the door and waiting to tie shoes just adds to the stressful dynamics. Instead she would just try to avoid wearing shoes that need tied even if they didn’t match well with her outfit or activity. Dress shoes to play at the park?! This wasn’t an ideal situation.
DOOHICKIES has eliminated this problem by offering a solution that works for her. She is able to just slip on her shoes and go. Putting on her shoes went from a 10+ minute task to just a minute which makes it that much easier for all of us as we’re trying to get out the door on time!
Overall, I think DOOHICKIES is a great solution for children who have challenges tying shoes, haven’t yet learned to tie shoes or even just wanting an easy option with a fun look! With many different colors DOOHICKIES would make a great gift for any child!
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Crystal Gomez says
What a brilliant idea!! My six year old is still trying to grasp tying his shoes, and these would be perfect to help him out!
Jerry Marquardt says
This is a nice and high quality shoe. I give thumbs up on stitching and embroidering.
this is very nice, I lreally love it! and I am definitely sharing it on my page
Awesome! Thanks for sharing!
Michele Ash says
Thanks for the Fantastic Review on Replace the Shoelaces with DOOHICKIES! These are really neat! I love these and how easy it is for the kids who either have problems tying their shoes or have not yet learned how to! They are really neat looking as well! The perfect solution to that “let’s get out the door” hurry up type of day! Thanks so much for sharing your fantastic review, the pictures and your personal and professional opinions on Replace the Shoelaces with DOOHICKIES with all of us! I truly honestly appreciate it! Thanks again! Michele 🙂
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