I don’t know about you, but this video definitely blew me away. I had no idea that there was a wrong way to tie shoelaces, or that I’ve been doing it the wrong way all my life.
Because of this, I’ve always been a double knot girl, as I’ve found that tying them once always resulted in them coming undone not long after starting out in my daily activities. But now, I don’t think that will be a problem anymore, as Chris Notap demonstrates in his video the proper way to tie a shoelace.
As he states in his video, “Have you noticed how fast your shoe laces loosen at times. Here’s the proper way to tighten and tie your shoe laces so they never come loose. This will work for tennis shoes, pickle ball shoes, hiking shoes, walking shoes, court shoes and many other sports shoes.”
He first demonstrates the way we normally tie our shoes by looping the lace around in a counterclockwise manner after making a bow. This, as he shows, ends up loosening and coming undone after a little movement happens. Then, he shows how to counter that but making one simple adjustment: tying the knot clockwise.
He says, “Take the left lace and go over and under the right lace and then instead of going around the bow counterclockwise, you’re going to go around it clockwise. This one simple change makes all the difference in the world. Look at what happens, it stays nice and tight so all you have to remember is instead of going around the bow counterclockwise, go around it clockwise. It’s that easy.”
It really is that easy as Notap then demonstrated how this minor change makes a big difference. Afterwards, he then talks about the extra hole that comes in most sport shoes.
Notap says, “You’ll notice that most sport shoes have this extra hole at the top, so just take your shoelace and put it through the hole and leave a short loop. Do the same on the other side then cross them over and go through each of the loops. What this creates is a leverage system to get your laces nice and tight. So pull them outwards and then upwards and then again outwards and upwards.”
Notap then suggests using the “bunny-loop” method if you want to get your shoelaces really, really tight.
He states, “Here are times when I REALLY don’t want my laces to come undone (for example, on a long hike when one of the laces’ loose ends gets snagged on something). To overcome this, I tie my laces just as you demonstrated, but then I take the 2 ears (loops) and tie a simple overhand knot with them. Now a simple tug on one of the loose ends won’t undo my laces so easily.”
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