Inventor David Knez has devised a simple way to loosen and tighten your shoes using only one hand. This is a very clever use of materials:
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In addition to being convenient for the able-bodied, Knez's QuickShoeLace should be a boon for single amputees or those born with only one hand. And if he could design an easier way to grasp the looping part, I'd think the arthritic could benefit from the system too.
It's not at all certain this project will be Kickstarted; at press time there were 11 days left, and Knez was at just $4,500 towards an $18,000 target. If you like the system, please spread the word!