1. Strip the laces from a pair of shoes.
2. Grab 12 to 18 inches of fabric elastic (available at most craft and sewing supply stores), pinch one end of the elastic and wrap a piece of tape around it to form a point.
3. Thread the elastic, tape-end first, through all grommets as you would when lacing a shoe. Remove the tape and knot the ends.
A version of this article appeared in our September 2016 issue with the headline “How to make slip-on shoes,” p. 34.