Aharon Bar - Fort Lee NJ,
Michael Bar - Tenafly NJ,
A fastening apparatus for a shoe including an adjustable gap and a fastener with two elements, wherein one fastener element is attached to the first side of the adjustable gap. Two laces are attached at a first end to the second fastener element, and extending from the second fastener element to the second side of the adjustable gap, and at least one lace extends from the second side of the adjustable gap to the first side of the adjustable gap. For tightening the shoe, the second fastener element is pulled towards the first side of the adjustable gap, and is attached to the first fastener element for keeping the shoe fastened.