How to Keep Shoelaces Tied!

How to keep your shoelaces tied is a question we have been asked many times. It is a chronic problem everyone has that wears shoes with shoelaces.

One reason shoelaces come untied is caused by worn and stretched shoelaces. With normal use, the location of the shoelaces knot (bow) wears and stretches the fibers of the shoelace. These worn and stretched shoelaces will come untied more easily than shoelaces that are not worn and stretched. For this reason most of our shoelaces are sold as a two pair pack. This provides you with new laces when the first pair becomes too worn from normal use and will not stay tied.

The main reason shoelaces come untied is because they are not properly tied. Most of us have inadvertently learned to tie a "Granny Knot", and one simple change to your technique will result in a balanced knot that sits straight and stays secure. We recommend two shoelace tying methods: The "Standard Shoelace Knot" and the "Ian Shoelace Knot".

Slipping Shoelaces?

The Simple Fix to Keeping Your Shoelaces Tied.

If your shoelaces always come untied, you may be tying an un-balanced "Granny Knot". This is the one simple change to your technique that will result in a balanced knot that sits straight and stays secure.

Slipping Shoelaces?

Why Shoelaces Come Untied?

A more detailed explanation of why your shoelaces always come untied. A comparison between the balanced secure knot and the un-balanced "Granny Knot" and how to identify which knot you are tying. If you are tying the “Granny Knot” the one simple change to your technique that will result in a balanced knot that sits straight and stays secure.

Crooked Bows?

Why Shoelace Come Untied Video

This is a video about why shoelaces come untied. It explains the "Granny Knot", which is what most people end up tying their shoes with. This video demonstrates how the "Granny Knot" sits crooked and comes undone more easily, and shows the simple solution of how to tie a balanced knot that stays secure.

TYING REGULAR SHOELACE KNOTS:

Starting Knot

Starting Knot

All of the shoelace techniques shown on this site use the same "Left-over-Right" Starting Knot. Here's how to tie this basic knot, known as a "Half Knot" or "Overhand Knot".

Standard Shoelace Knot diagram

Standard Shoelace Knot

Of all the shoelace tying techniques, this is by far the most common: Make a loop with one end, wrap the other end around it and pull a loop through the "hole" in the middle.

Ian Knot = Ian's Fast Shoelace Knot diagram

Ian Knot = Ian's Fast Shoelace Knot - Recommended!

The "Ian Knot", the World's Fastest Shoelace Knot: Make a loop with both ends and simultaneously pull them through each other to form an almost instant knot. It's a truly revolutionary way to tie your shoelaces!

Ian Knot = Ian's Fast Shoelace Knot diagram

Ian Knot = Ian's Fast Shoelace Knot Video - Recommended!

This video explains the "Ian Knot", the World's Fastest Shoelace Knot. It demonstrates how to tie the "Ian Knot" and compares it with the two most common knots used for tying shoelaces. It's a truly revolutionary way to tie your shoelaces!

Two Loop Shoelace Knot diagram

Two Loop Shoelace Knot

Commonly referred to as a "Bunny Ears" shoelace knot (due to its two loops): Make a loop with both ends, then simply tie a knot with them. It's often tied incorrectly, resulting in an un-balanced "Granny Knot".

This shoelace tying information has been provide by Ian Fieggen.


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