Whether you have dexterity problems or are just feeling lazy, help is on the way from today’s shoe manufacturers. Increasingly, footwear brands are forgoing traditional laces in favor of hook-and-loop straps that make putting your shoes on a hassle-free experience.
The fastening system consists of two fabric strips — one side features small hooks, while the other is designed with small loops. When the two sides are pressed together, they lock to form a strong, temporary bond.
While Velcro is a popular version widely used in a range of products, there are lots of options on the market that mimic the hook-and-loop Velcro closure system.
It used to be that footwear with these easy-to-use fasteners was typically found on athletic, outdoor and children’s styles. But fashion has embraced this type of utilitarian closure system, and these days, hook-and-loop straps appear on a range of styles as both a functional and style device.
Here, FN offers men a wardrobe of styles from Adidas, Vans and more featuring this type of closure.
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1. Propet Travelfit Strap
An athletics-inspired style is done in a breathable mesh upper with cushioned tongue and collar for enhanced comfort at sensitive points.
2. Adidas Powerlift 3.1
A weightlifting shoe is detailed in a lightweight synthetic upper for ankle support and durability, mesh collar and tongue for breathability and ADIWEAR outsole for durability.
3. Gola Tourist Velcro
Triple Velcro-close straps make this casual suede sneaker the perfect travel companion, dressed up or down.
4. Vans Old Skool V
This classic skate style has a slimmed-down profile, a padded collar and footbed, and a rubber outsole with signature waffle tread for enhanced grip.
5. DSquared2 Hiking Boot
Meant for urban outings, this fashion hiker is equipped with faux fur on the upper, a super-thick treadlike outsole and a double lacing system for a secure fit.
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