If you are at all like me, I was forever stepping on my own shoelaces, and untying them. That happens especially if the laces are a little too long for the shoe. To solve the problem, I tied them differently, with resorting to double knots. So, I'll try to explain it at best I can. If you have a question, though, send me an email, or post your question here, as I'll try to answer it as quickly as I can.
Here it is:
Make the half-hitch, as usual.
Then, when you make the loop, and hold it with your hand, go around the loop twice, then finish tying normally. Pull it tight. Voila!
The knot will pull out normally, with one hand, and won't come untied.
I'm sure I was clear as mud. If so, just give me a shout.
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hi Lee, and thank you for the tip. I've stepped on my shoelaces more times than I can count. tripped myself a couple times. I unfortunately never mastered the art of tying my shoes one handed. I've tried to eliminate laces all together as much as possible, buying shoes without laces, mostly dockers or sneakers with velcro straps. got tired of chasing my wife down to retie my shoe! and is more comfortable when my affected foot swells
no laces works best!
good luck and god bless
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I have a couple of lace shoes (tennis shoes, and leather boots) that I wear all the time. I was always stepping on the laces, so I learned this trick. I pass it on so others can use it if they have the same issue.
I figure that I will master tying shoes with one hand right after I master clapping with one hand. Coordinated I am not!
Slip on shoes are easier.. for sure. For my Running shoes (physio) I use elastic laces.... not a fashion statement but nor is the rest of me !!!! They work well though. Much less frustrating than trying to tie the laces one-handed.
Last edited by ennbee; 04-29-2011 at 12:44 PM.
Reason: a slight case of idiotsy
I'm glad it works for you. Shoelaces are one of the last things we need to worry about. It's a simple thing, that resolves all of it's issues. I'm trying to think of other hints I know that I can pass along.