ShoeKnots poll results
Which knot do you use?
Total number of votes = 1115
granny (23.1%)
square (33.9%)
double (21.3%)
none (9.1%)
other (12.6%)


Thursday, February 27, 2014
Massive help.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013
25K2GS I really like and appreciate your article. Fantastic.

Thursday, April 18, 2013
It's really hard to understand just looking at the pics... The same lace has to pass through the loop of the other, but in the opposite direction. So eg - left loop flipped towards me to pass the loop will have to be flipped away from me the second time.

Monday, April 08, 2013
Hello I am so thrilled I found your website, I really found you by accident, while I was browsing on Digg for something else, Regardless I am here now and would just like to say thanks a lot for a fantastic post and a all round interesting blog (I also love the theme/design), I don? have time to read through it all at the moment but I have saved it and also included your RSS feeds, so when I have

Tuesday, September 04, 2012
Check out Ian's site. It's a wealth of inaoomftirn for shoe-tying knots and lacing styles. He's coming out with a book too. Such exciting things! And if you have a young child, or know anyone with slippery shoelaces, teach them the secure knot. It's beyond fantastic.

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Since those days in late October 1999 when the shoe knot experiments were first performed, I have been quick to learn that my friends and I are not the only ones to delve so deeply into this subject. From patents to journal articles, and web pages by others (listed below), there are many people with creative ideas. Personally I would like to thank everybody who has contributed comments over the years as it has taught me a lot. This site has greatly benefited from your contributions.

Finally, I can't help but leave this discussion with one last bit of trivia that I discovered from the "Texas Mailman", which relates to the plastic things at the end of shoelaces.

aglet ('a-glet) n. The plain or ornamental covering at the end of a lace to keep it from becoming frayed.

So there you have it ... keep using that square knot, and may you have many safe walks!

Additional Resources

Here are just a few of the numerous pages available regarding the various aspects of shoelaces, their knots, and the many types of lacing methods available. They cover many of the other aspects of shoelaces that I am unable to fit in here.

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