In-depth Shoelace Article

Mercury

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Do your shoelaces always come undone? Do your shoelace bows sit vertically instead of across the shoe? If so, you're probably tying a "Granny Knot", and one simple change to your technique will result in a balanced knot that sits straight and stays secure.

This page explains the "Granny Knot" phenomenon in some detail:
http://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/slipping.htm

This page above is quite extensive and presents a lot of information on the "Granny Knot". If you'd prefer a simpler video presentation:


This video explains the "Granny Knot", demonstrates how it sits crooked and comes undone more easily, and shows the simple solution to turn it into a balanced knot that stays secure.
 

clan_NEt

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the site is well detailed with illustrations and explanations. Good stuff.
 

Lee11

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Interesting! This kind of knot was actually taught to me by my granny (literally). Success really seems to be in the details....thank you for sharing.;)