09 January 2009

Knot Untied

When I saw that Runners World had an article last month about how to tie shoes, I thought it was pretty funny. I glanced over the article, but did not read the whole thing... yet.

I think that I will go back and read the whole thing now. I went for a run this morning and for the first time ever did not use a double knot in my shoe. I just reversed the way I tied it and used a reef knot, as described in the article and in a video on runnersworld.com.

When I got home I had forgotten all about the shoes, but when I went to untie them I realized, not only were they still tied, but the knot was as tight as when I first tied it!

I always had problems with my laces coming untied... who knew I was tying them wrong?

5 comments:

Sonia said...

double knot and they would untied!? I've always done that and it never happened to me!

Hope the foot is better.

wmd said...

not with a double knot... but whenever I used just the regular knot they would come untied all the time!

Frayed Laces said...

I have always been a double-knotter.

lindsay said...

double-knotter here too. i started to read that article but sheesh those drawings/diagrams were confusing! maybe one day i can master a new knot. i'm also a bunny-ear-knotter.

SuperDave said...

Isn't the shoe tying funny. Who would've ever thunk?