Replacement Lace Needle
Worked exactly as stated.
I was afraid I would have to throw away my shoes when I broke a lace. I went to the Sperry website and found the replacement lace needle. It worked perfectly and my shoes were saved. I have several pairs of shoes, so my lace needle is in a safe place in case I break another lace. If you own a pair of boat shoes, you definitely need the lace needle.
April 22, 2013
You don't realize what a great product this is until you try to lace the Sperry shoe without one. I could not do it until I got this needle. Definitely worth the money!
January 25, 2013
Does not fit through childrens eyelets
Why has Sperry not made a threading needle for childrens shoes? Waste of money.
January 23, 2013
You Will NEED This
1) Using a sharp knife, take one end of new lace and give just a little taper for the first 1/16" (or so)
2) Squeezing that end between your index and thumb of your non-dominant hand, take the open end of the needle, which is threaded, and turn it clockwise with your dominant hand until it feels like the lace is attached (pure judgement here)
3) This is both needle and probe: use the tip of the needle to find a path between the eyelets of the show. Be patient, but most of all, be safe and do NOT push with the tip of the needle pointed at anything you care about
When removing old laces, some areas might be lightly glued. No big deal: pull on the lace until it "gives." No sweat!
January 12, 2013