Elastic laces that are constructed from stretch “bungee” cord have several advantages over regular laces. The ability of the cord to relax as the wearer walks along eliminates the tightness that squeezes the surface and causes upper foot pain.
The ‘no-tie” feature is safer than a velcro fastening. The flexibility of the laces gives all shoes the the convenience of slip-ons. This can be especially helpful to people with limited hand dexterity, or trouble bending over due to back or hip injury.
Elasticated laces are popular for “everyday casuals” or competitive running shoes.