I was one of the kickstarter backers for Hickies, and I can tell you that I was highly disappointed in what I got. Hopefully the quality has improved since their initial runs. What I got had the little buds off center and they had almost zero elasticity (which is important if you have laces designed to never open).
My comments to the manufacturers were received and answered with "sorry to hear that. Here's a 20% off coupon for another order."
Those boots with that color scheme do totally look wicked witch though. Give us your best cackle!