How To Tie Shoelaces
Knowing how to tie shoelaces is an essential asset to have. It's as important as knowing how to button up a shirt or put on socks. Since Velcro shoes have become so popular in recent years, tying shoelaces has become a lost art. However, it is fairly simple to learn and can be mastered with in a few tries.
To tie your shoelaces, you will need
- A pair of laced shoes
- Wear both shoes. Start by holding the ends of the lace in each of your hands and cross the right lace under the left lace (making an "X"). Hold both laces in your left hand at the point where they cross.
- Using your right hand, take the left lace over and behind the right lace, pulling it through the "X" (the point where they cross over). This should make a knot that lies against the shoe.
- Use the end of the lace to create a large loop close to the shoe. Hold both loops between your thumbs and index fingers. Ensure that there is no space between the shoes and your loops.
- Cross the right loop under the left loop. This will create another "X" as in step two. Transfer both loops to your left hand.
- Cross the left loop over and behind the right loop using your right hand. Pull it through the center of the second "X" you made by crossing over both loops. This should make a bow that lies firmly against the shoe. You now have firmly tied shoelaces.