if you're a mom, you'll know what a hassle shoe laces are. that's why for a long time I only purchased shoes with Velcro. but I do like the classic look of laces so I found a solution which seems to be working so far.
just purchase elastic chords and replace the laces. at the top, I just tied the elastic into a knot and hid it behind the shoe tongue. now I just stretch the shoe open and do a side to side motion while pushing them in and no shoe lace hassle!