February 24, 2012

One, Two, Tie My Shoe Review and #GIVEAWAY

Every parent knows that one of the last hurdles of raising your almost-kindergartener is getting them to dress themselves and especially getting them to tie their own shoes.

I remember as a child, my dad nailed an old lace from his work boots to a wooden block so my sister and I could learn to tie our shoes by ourselves. It was nothing but weeks and weeks of frustration!

After watching her daughter become increasingly frustrated with learning to tie her own shoes, Texas mom Mendy K. Hassen decided to develop a way for her daughter, and other kids her age, to learn to tie their shoes by themselves.

I was fortunate enough to learn about Mendy and One, Two, Tie My Shoe and was sent a kit to try out.

First the particulars on the contents of each kit:
  • Each kit comes in a CD-like flip case, so it’s quite compact.
  • 12 “Special Rings” in white and a variety of other colors, to help with the “bunny ears”.
  • Step by step instructions (both English and Spanish) with easy to follow illustrations.
  • A “Look, I can tie my own shoes!” success sticker.

This kit is entirely different from other items I’ve seen intended to help with shoe tying. It’s not a block with laces that the child holds on their lap; it’s not a lace up card either. I love this because it helps Logan tie his shoes while they’re ON HIS FEET!

The One, Two, Tie My Shoe kit says your child can learn to tie their shoes in only five minutes, but unfortunately it took us about 25 minutes. I think it has to do with the type of laces on Logan’s shoes. I was told by Mendy that the flat cotton laces are best, and it appears she’s right. We’ll definitely make sure that Logan’s next pair of shoes have the right kind of laces to make tying with the One, Two, Tie My Shoe rings easier. Check out the pictures below to see how Logan is finally learning to tie his own shoes!

One really nice feature about the rings is that each one has a “split” in it to take them off the laces, much like a key chain. It’s your choice to either leave them on as a snazzy new way to dress up your kids tennis shoes, or take them off for a traditional look.

A happy success!
Even though it’s intended for the little ones and special needs children with learning to tie their own shoes, I think this has great potential beyond just helping kids. My mom is severely arthritic in her hands which limit the types of shoes she can wear. I think I might have to pass some of these on to her to see if they can help, and maybe expand her shoe collection beyond slip-ons and Velcro.

You can check out One, Two, Tie My Shoe on Facebook, Twitter, or on their website at onetwotiemyshoe.com.

Want to win a kit of your very own? Enter below for a chance to win one courtesy of Mendy at One, Two, Tie My Shoes! Even if you don't win, I highly encourage you to buy a set for your family; at under $10.00, it's an inexpensive investment in your child's success and self-esteem!

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**I was not compensated in any way for this review, except for the products the sponsor sent me to try. All opinions are my own and that of my family.**


  1. I LOVE One, Two, Tie, My Shoe!!! My grandson can FINALLY tie his shoes after endless hours and frustration of many of us trying to teach him. YAHOO Mendy for this fabulous creation!!!

  2. How awesome! Thanks for stopping by my blog and letting me know about this great giveaway!


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