How to install your
Zubits ?

Just use one finger !

The easiest way to open Zubits closures is to just step on your opposite heel and pop your foot out hands-free. But some people may not have the strength, coordination, or ability to use their feet like this (kids, elderly, arthritis, special needs).

Save the excess shoelace that you cut-off when you installed your Zubits. (we used a white shoelace to stand out).

- Thread the shoelace through one side of the top Zubits closure hole.

- Tie a knot leaving a loop just large enough to put a finger through.

- To separate the magnets, just pull the loop forward and up.

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BEST METHOD TO CLOSE ZUBITS

With a few days of practice people usually figure this out on their own. But the best way to close Zubits magnets is to grab with two fingers, PULL UP first, then push the shoe tongue down with your thumb, then lay the Zubits down together. This works much better than simply trying to pull them straight across the tongue which takes more effort and pinches the tongue. Also, closing while standing up is much easier than closing while sitting down.

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ONLY HAVE THREE EYELET HOLES?

You can still lace Zubits onto shoes with just three rows of eyelet holes.

Start lacing your shoelaces as per the usual Zubits lacing instructions.
After coming up through the top Zubits hole you will find no more vacant holes to lace through. So just put the lace through the top eyelet hole a second time.
Now you can continue to follow the Zubits lacing instructions by knotting or clipping the shoelace inside your shoe.

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WANT TO USE THE TONGUE LOOP?

You can still use the tongue loop if you want to hold the shoe tongue.

Start lacing your shoelaces as per the usual Zubits lacing instructions.
After coming down through an eyelet hole next to your tongue loop, lace your laces through the tongue loop and then through the next hole in the Zubits closures and continue the instructions.
You could also choose to lace both the left and right side laces through the same tongue loop.

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ZUBITS GETTING HARDER TO CLOSE (OR TIGHTER)?

After a few weeks of use, sometimes shoelace slack will move down toward the toes. This means thee shoelaces are shorter where the Zubits are and harder to close or feel tighter than before. So just pull some of the shoelace slack back up toward the top eyelet holes.

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FRAYED LACE ENDS?

One of the great thing about Zubits closures is that you can use them many times over the life of many pairs of shoes. Or you may wish to put Zubits on an older pair of shoes. But these shoes may have frayed lace ends. Getting those laces through the Zubits closure holes can be a challenge so here's a tip for making it all come together.

Cut a small rectangle of tape (electrical tape works well).
Roll the tape around the tip of the lace, pinching the first part together.
Twist the lace in your fingers holding the tape in position to create a really tight end.
Thread the laces through your Zubits closures and complete the installation.
You can leave the ends taped or cut them off and use the following tip to finish off the lace ends inside your shoe.

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PUSH FORWARD TO OPEN

To take off your shoes hands-free, just step on your opposite heel, pull your foot up and pop out. The key is to push forward to pop the Zubits open. Do not try to squeeze your foot out the back of the shoe like you would with normal laces. Instead push forward until the Zubits split open, then lift your foot.

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LACING BOOTS - CRIMP THE METAL HOOKS

Zubits closures are perfect for boots which require a lot of lacing, tying, and unlacing. Some boots have metal hooks or "speed laces" at the top of the boot which won't hold the shoelaces when the Zubits are open and loose. There are a few solutions for this. The best method is to crimp the metal hooks closed if the metal hooks are flexible enough to crimp.

Fully lace the Zubits onto your shoes according to the normal installation method. You may not be able to finish the installation, but at least make sure you have the right fit.
Now crimp the metal hooks with a pliers or needle nose pliers so they laces won't pull out.
Because there are usually no holes on the top of boots with metal hooks, there is no place to knot the laces inside the shoe. So tie a knot at the point of the top eyelet to secure the lace.
Then cut off the excess lace. Leave a little extra if you need to re-adjust.

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