Caterpy Laces are performance no tie shoelaces with elastic bumps that provide adjustable tension between eyelets. They are designed to enhance a broad range of shoes. Although Caterpy Laces are designed for athletic wear, the product is popular among other markets including kids, elderly, medical and special needs. 

Caterpy Laces were invented in Japan by an avid marathon runner. During a race in 2011, he needed to adjust shoelaces multiple times causing him to miss his PR. He was inspired to create a shoelace that combined performance with convenience. After 2 years of research and development, the finished Caterpy shoelace product was created. Caterpy Laces are made in Japan with the highest standards of quality.


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How do I lace up Caterpy Laces?

Insert your Caterpy Laces as you would with traditional shoelaces (no need for hardware or add ons), set your tension to your comfort, and never worry about tying your shoelaces again! It’s easy peasy! Got a minute? Check out this video…

What do I do with the ends of the laces?

There are different ways to style the finishing of the laces. You can leave them hanging out. You can tuck them under laces. You can reverse tie them into your shoe. If there is an excess amount of lace, you can cut them. Make sure you are comfortable with the tension and cut between the bumps with a good pair of scissors. Leave at least 2-3 bumps out of the last eyelet.  Check out this video for the visuals.

Are Caterpy Laces tight enough?

Yes, definitely. Caterpy laces can get tighter than traditional shoe laces. This is because tension is spread throughout the shoe instead of grouping it all in a knot, and from the elasticity. It’s recommended to start your laces loose and then tighten to your comfort.
**Be warned that if you pull the laces to tight they will be extremely tight! Remember to always make sure you are happy with your comfort before cutting the laces.

Will my Caterpy Laces lose tension?

No, Caterpy Laces were designed to keep the same tension you set it at. They are durable enough to last the lifetime of multiple shoes.

What sizes do Caterpy Laces come in?

Caterpy laces are a one size fit all shoelace, cut to size. The elasticity allows the shoelace to fit feet of all sizes from kids to adults.

No More Tying Shoelaces


With Caterpy Laces