How To Tie Shoelaces Different Ways
If tying your shoelaces the same way every day is starting to get boring, you may want to learn how to tie shoelaces different ways. There are many different ways to tie your shoelaces besides the basic loop-over knot everyone learns as a child. Both the surgeon's shoelace knot and the loop-the-loop shoelace knot detailed below tie your shoelaces more securely than a standard knot–great if your shoelaces tend to come open–and are also decorative.
To tie shoelaces different ways, you will need:
How to tie shoelaces in a surgeon's knot:
- Tie a starting knot by drawing the left shoelace over and under the right, then pulling to tighten.
- Make a loop with the right shoelace.
- Draw the left shoelace behind and over the loop.
- Pull a loop of the left shoelace through the hole under the right loop.
- Wrap this loop over the original loop again and pull it through.
- Pull this new loop and the original loop to tighten the shoelace knot.
How to tie shoelaces in a loop-the-loop knot:
- Tie your shoelaces in a standard shoelace knot. Make the knot a bit lopsided, so the loose end attached to the left loop is shorter than the one attached to the right loop.
- Pull the right shoelace loop through the left loop.
- Tighten the left loop by pulling the end of the shoelace in order to secure the right loop. If you tied the original knot correctly, this should even out the ends and leave just a single shoelace loop.