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As an adult, you probably don’t spend very much time thinking about shoe tying techniques. It’s the type of thing that we learn when we are little and that’s that.

Little did we know that there is a different way to go about it and this surgeon is here to change your life. Okay, that might be a bit of an exaggeration but he is here to help change your shoe tying technique.

Photo: TikTok/@webmd

Dr. Sloane hails from Pennsylvania and WebMD is sharing his technique that surgeons use on a regular basis. We had no idea that they were tying their shoes in a special way but we are 100 percent here for this one.

This method is particularly noteworthy because surgeons actually use it during their daily tasks. This is how they handle blood vessels as well. If this sounds crazy to you, do not worry. This doctor is here to explain it all.

Photo: TikTok/@webmd

Dr. Justin Sloane, who works as an OB-GYN in Westchester, is here to provide us with an awesome tutorial. We feel inherently silly to be listening to shoe tying lessons at our age but there is something to be said for how awesome this method is. Kudos to Dr. Sloane for deciding to share.

The viral video was uploaded to the official WebMD TikTok account and has caused a great deal of conversation ever since it was initially shared.

Photo: TikTok/@webmd

The doctor is seen in this footage wearing a face mask and some blue surgical scrubs. From there, he puts on a pair of running shoes and takes the time to demonstrate his technique to the audience.

“It’s called a surgeon’s knot. Once it’s tied, it never loosens,” the video voice over explains. We had no idea that this was a thing but we are glad that he is sharing his method. Sloane tightens up his laces, then he places the left lace over the right one. The laces are not looped to form the typical knot, either.

Instead, he threads the left lace beneath the right one. The left lace is then threaded beneath the right for a second time, which creates an added “throw.” The process is completed when he loops the laces into a singular knot.

Check out the video below to see it in action:


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♬ original sound – WebMD