I've always had trouble with toe laces and never had skates that could accommodate a toe strap. The laces either came untied, were too tight and limited pad rotation, or outright broke from rubbing against the chassis. Bought these along with new goal skates (Axiom G7) dreaming of a quick and easy way to tie down the toe.
NOTE - Out of the box the clips supplied with the FlexToe did NOT fit through the chassis slot on the Mission Axiom G7s, too wide! I opted for modifying the $20 clip rather than the $350 skates... I had to sand the clips down a little, now fits like a glove and still easy to get on and off.
Pretty simple to install following the diagram and online directions. Easier to use, though I can see how they'd come unclipped from time to time. I'm going to follow manufacturer's suggestion and add sports tape to the laces where I clip on. This not only provides a wider area for the clip to grip, but the sports tape adds friction as well, making it less likely for the clip to slip off.
I noticed a difference in my first game. I wear the pad loosely at the toe to allow for rotation and the elastic in this tie does wonders for bringing the pads back to front. No more punching pads on the side to get em straightened out...
I play once a week so do expect these to last a while but am hesitant to bet on it as the clips do seem like the weakest link... If they last a few seasons I'll probably buy again.