If you are like me, you learned how to tie your shoes at a very young age, and you have been doing it the same way ever since, without giving it much thought. However, when I was wearing shoes, I noticed that the knot would always look lopsided after a few hours, and when I walked a bit, the knot would often come undone.
Now, I experimented with various double knots and other ways but the added bulk never let the knot look more elegant but just bulkier and it would still twist.
Then, I noticed my bow ties and how they would remain straight all day. The key to making this same principle work for my shoes was very simple, and in today’s video I show you exactly how you can tie your shoes by making just one little change. I did it wrong all my life and chances are you did too.
However, tying your shoes this way will tighten your knot over the day so it won’t loosen up, and it will remain straight and elegant.
Welcome to the Gentleman’s Gazette! In today’s video, we’re going to talk about tying your shoelaces the way you did in kindergarten. First of all, you need the right shoelaces. You’ll want thin, cotton laces. Don’t go with nylon, they may be good for tennis shoes but not for Oxfords.
If you’re like me, you probably learned to tie your shoes in a way, and you learned it at a very young age and you never thought about it because it worked. So the traditional way of tying your shoes is having the knot, and then you form the loop, you go once around, and you pull it through. Now, that’s actually similar to a bow tie and when you look at it more closely, you can see that it’s slightly angled from left to right, and when you actually pull on the outside of the shoe, you can see how the entire knot points up and down rather than left to right.
The Better Way To Tie Your Shoes
The better way to tie your shoes is to start with the same knot, you form the loop with your right hand but instead of going this way, you now just go the other way and form the loop. Now, it may seem like this is exactly the same thing as it is before but look at the result, it goes from left to right and if you pull on your shoe,actually what happens is it tightens your knot, it doesn’t loosen it and the knot stays in place. This means you won’t have to tie your shoes anymore because when you actually move every time your knot gets tighter and secondly, it just looks very nice because it stays in the same shape from left to right. So with this simple life hack, you not only create a better-looking result but you also have shoelaces that are tight more purposefully and last longer.