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« on: March 17, 2011, 08:59:47 PM »

I considered cutting the straps and flaps off my Trek KSOs, they were comfortable when loose, but the visible velcro isn't appealing to me. I tried wearing them without the straps but then the extra leather for the straps hangs off the sides like ears, do I cut them?? Below is my solution I've worn the past year.



This is simply a black hair tie pulled though the plastic strap holder. (one band doubled to shorten the length)


When you move it stretches.


Just connect the band and put the strap through.


No cutting!


No Worries!


Hope this helps you! And to think I almost took scissors to my shoes!
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« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2011, 01:59:40 AM »

That is really clever.  Thanks for posting that solution.  The strap on my treksports doesn't close all the way and when I wear certain pants, the hem catches on the exposed velcro - both damaging and annoying.   I can't wait to try your fix.
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« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2011, 03:20:11 AM »

Another trick is to cover the exposed velcro, making a matching piece of velcro covered in leather like the strap. I made it two days ago and it works, will post a pic later
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« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2011, 01:35:41 PM »

What a great idea.  Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2011, 04:19:04 PM »

Here is the proof, easy and cheap (10 minutes and less than 2 dolars)
http://instagr.am/p/CVkzn/
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« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2011, 04:49:02 PM »

That is fantastic too. Thanks.  Now two good options to try.
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« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2011, 05:18:03 PM »

OP - you just made my LIFE!!! I just got some KSOs but I am kinda between sizes (38w fit snug but not uncomfortably so, 39w are just a bit too big), and I have had trouble getting either the velcro closed (achilles comfortable) or my achilles is aching (but velcro closes). This fixed it in a snap! Now my KSOs are snug as a bug in a rug, yet I can slip them on easily without having to undo the velcro. You da MAN!!!

brb, off to wally world to get some bands that match my grey/fuschia KSOs  Wink
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« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2011, 01:51:36 AM »

Very elegant! The simplest solution is usually the best.  Cheesy
Now I need to find a pair of red hair ties...
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« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2012, 12:26:16 PM »

Thanks for posting this. I have the same problem and I really hate mutilating my shoes. Now I will have a good, simple, solution for the next pair. Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2012, 10:48:50 PM »

Thanks for posting this!  This would be perfect for my new TrekSports. 
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« Reply #10 on: September 05, 2012, 10:17:10 PM »

The straps on the Trek Sports I just got have velcro that holds them on at the back of the heel. I ended up just removing them. No cutting necessary.  Even with the modification the strap just bugged me.
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« Reply #11 on: September 05, 2012, 11:12:03 PM »

Awesome, I do that as well!  I have 4 girls, and a wife, with those hair bands all over the house.  To get back at them, (playfully of course) I thought, "what can I do with these things?" I remember someone posting something like this a couple years ago, and vio'la, a great project for all those hair bands around my house that tend to multiply like rabbits!
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« Reply #12 on: September 08, 2012, 09:00:30 PM »

Thank you so much for sharing this terrific idea!  I have always had problems with the straps on my various Treks and Sprints, they were always too tight and I didn't wear those styles as often.  After trying this trick the "strap" styles are actually comfortable now. Thanks again!
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« Reply #13 on: October 06, 2012, 04:07:12 PM »

Hey I like that idea... now I just need to scavange my wife's or daughter's hair accessory supply and see if I can find some brown ones... 
Thanks!
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« Reply #14 on: October 28, 2012, 01:18:51 PM »

Great solution to an all too common problem!

I'm buying stock in hair bands immediatlly.
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