"They’re everything others have said they are; they make putting on and taking off my skates amazingly quick. That’s especially important for me, because I like my skates *tight*. I used to lace up, finger-tighten the laces, and then go back and re-tighten with a skate hook. Now it’s just buckle and go!
Having said all that, I’ve noticed another benefit that I haven’t yet seen mentioned. I’m 64 years old, and usually after a game my legs are pretty tired. But since the first time I used the buckles—a 75-minute pickup game where I saw 64 shots—my legs feel great after games! I attribute this to the buckles staying tight, versus laces loosening up through the course of a game. This might add years to my hockey career! So naturally you’re in *deep* trouble with my wife. "