for the shoes that have the loop, I do the alligator clips. this is the way the company does there bows for the shoes. i was at a children's shoe store this week and was looking at some bows for flops. they were done on a different clip. I don't know what to call them so I will do my best to describe. the were up and down metal clips and only about maybe a 1/4" long and U shaped not side to side like an alligator clip and then where like it opened up and stayed open until you closed it back down. ugh, i wish i could do better. I guess more like a clasp instead of a clip. I dunno know, i give up.