This year is my first burn, unsurprisingly I'm struggling with some of the simplest, most remedial stuff: shoelaces. I've heard that it is ideal to find footwear with a zipper release as shoelaces can cake up playa dust and even begin to cut you after a few days. The person that told me this is a good friend and not a burgin so I am inclined to believe him, but at the same time my engineer brain says "they are fucking shoelaces!" Anyway, I cant get the image of slicing my finger open tying my shoe out of my head and I already have a set of boots that i want to bring to the playa that will do the job. I was thinking I could just swap the laces out for one of the quick lace type solutions but I have some doubts on them not getting caked up like traditional laces. Does any have any experience with the following products or have a tip on how to not cut yourself on a piece of string. Christ.