Friday, January 29, 2010

How to Tie Your Shoes the Right Way

I've been tying my shoes wrong for my entire life!  Just a few days of tying them correctly and they haven't come untied yet, a personal record!  Actually they normally don't come untied, but that's because I end up having to tie a double-knot.  This explanation makes it very clear how to tie a single knot (a reef knot) that will only get tighter as it sits on your shoe, not looser. The video from the site is here below, but check out the actual explanation if it's knot quite clear.

4 comments:

Captain Super said...

Lee, Thanks for this post. I just took out my tennis shoes and I too have been doing it wrong my whole life. I also went to everybody in my office and tested how many tie their shoes incorrectly, and then corrected it if they did it wrong too. About 30% did it wrong, 20% did different method (bunny ears or something) and 50% did it correctly. I felt it my responsibility to spread the good news, I am really grateful you shared this.

Coach Ann said...

I've been doing it correctly. Some of my laces are so darn long that I do an extra not to shorten them, and they lie crooked. If I don't do it, I step on the lace and they come untied.

Coach Ann said...

Make that " an extra KNOT to shorten them."

Dad of the Year said...

Mik's comment as she went to grab my shoes, "Oh, yeah - you're guilty." Sadly tho, she's been tying them correctly, but still has them come untied.