Have you seen the shoes that close using a zipper? I ordered a pair just to see what they would be like. I didn’t expect to like them. . . . but, I LOVE them! No more tying shoestrings that may or may not stay tied. No more bending over for what seems like forever tying them. I slide on my shoes, zip the top closed and I’m ready for my day. They are surprisingly comfortable. I’ve gotten compliments on them – I wear them to work. If you haven’t tried a pair yet, you might want to check one out.