With Velcro being a popular shoe closure, kids aren't learning to tie shoes until much later these days. Tie buddies feature little characters that attach to your child's laces to help them learn to tie a knot. We just can't decide how we feel about these. We definitely remember the frustration we had learning to tie our own shoes, but at the same time, this kind of feels like cheating- and the instructions actually confused us a little and we already know how to tie our shoes! What do you think?