They are a good length, they stay tied....they are laces, not sure what more can really be said. Got them to add a splash of little league team color to my son's black baseball cleats for the coming season.
When you have a shoe that, for whatever reason, gets loose with a large opening at the front, something you can do is utilize a device, such as this one, to securely fasten the opening of your shoe making it tighter and less likely to slip off your foot. I considered purchasing this device for some time as it represents a considerable investment, but I have not been disappointed. In fact, I like these "shoe laces" so much, I may purchase others in order to equip my other shoes with them. Incidentally, many shoes are pre-made to accept these "shoe laces" so the designers may have designed them specifically for this purpose.