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Offline Beleth

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Shoelace Tying - it's more of a science than you think
« on: March 02, 2010, 11:40:16 PM »
I've always had the worst luck keeping my shoelaces tied.  And finally, after... well, many... years of being annoyed by it, I've found out why.

Turns out I've been tying them in granny knots all this time.

If you have this problem too, read this site:
http://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/slipping.htm

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Re: Shoelace Typing - it's more of a science than you think
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2010, 12:24:16 AM »
this is how i tie my shoes.

of course i will have to retrain myself to tie the first knot in reverse.

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Re: Shoelace Tying - it's more of a science than you think
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2010, 12:52:27 PM »
I tie my shoes with gordian knots.

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Re: Shoelace Tying - it's more of a science than you think
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2010, 01:12:26 PM »
I had granny knots practically beaten out of me during a sailing certification class last summer.

Which I suppose is fair.  Better to have the captain teach you the importance of the difference between a granny knot and a proper reefing knot than to have high winds teach you the difference.

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Re: Shoelace Tying - it's more of a science than you think
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2010, 03:58:46 PM »
I don't think I will ever understand this and I have to make peace with that fact.

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Re: Shoelace Tying - it's more of a science than you think
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2010, 04:00:33 PM »
Shoelace tying is an art!

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Re: Shoelace Tying - it's more of a science than you think
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2010, 04:19:45 PM »
That was insterestning. The mystery of the occasionally loose left shoe is now solved and I'll have a stern word with my mother about proper child rearing :)
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Re: Shoelace Tying - it's more of a science than you think
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2010, 04:59:39 PM »
Makes me wonder what other basic life skills Beleth never learned how to do properly.

Hey Beleth, you do know you're supposed to wipe from front to back, not side to side, right?   ;D
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Re: Shoelace Tying - it's more of a science than you think
« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2010, 06:31:10 PM »
I tie my shoes with gordian knots.

Well, if your name isn't Alexander and you don't have a sword, you must go through a lot of shoes.

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Re: Shoelace Tying - it's more of a science than you think
« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2010, 07:09:23 PM »
Makes me wonder what other basic life skills Beleth never learned how to do properly.

Hey Beleth, you do know you're supposed to wipe from front to back, not side to side, right?   ;D

"Wipe"?  Wipe what?  My car's windshield wipers only go side to side.
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Re: Shoelace Tying - it's more of a science than you think
« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2019, 04:11:57 PM »
BUMP. Almost 9 years later I learn what some of you have known for a while. This video made it easy,





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Re: Shoelace Tying - it's more of a science than you think
« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2019, 05:58:07 PM »
I am at work right now tying and untying my shoe.
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Re: Shoelace Tying - it's more of a science than you think
« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2019, 12:47:35 AM »
I just wear pull-on Blunnies away from work, and Gumboots at work

No shoelaces to worry about.  ;)

When I did wear shoes with shoelaces, I just did a double granny knot. They never came undone and were easy to undo.

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Re: Shoelace Tying - it's more of a science than you think
« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2019, 01:27:04 AM »
It's odd. Because I use the loop and wrap method, I've never equated the shoe knot with reef/granny knots before reading the linked site. My loops right now appear to be more or less even, so I think I've been tying them the right way all my life, so I haven't lost out by it or anything.
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