How Do You Tie Your Shoes?

Photo: Shelbey Miller on Unsplash

Welcome back! We’ve taken some time away, but are excited to be back in full force and discussing incredibly unimportant topics like, “How do you tie your shoes?”

I’m wondering how many of you are reading this and thinking, “what a dumbass, there’s only one way to tie my shoes. Why I am I wasting my precious time on this useless blog?”

Au contraire, my friend! Turns out the way I learned how to tie my shoes (discussed further below) is only one way to achieve this daily feet.

There was a long period of time in which I thought my preferred method was the only way to lace up sneakers. How wrong and inconsiderate I was.

Let’s get to the breakdown:

Basic Knot

I think we can all agree this is the general consensus of how the majority us who tie our shoes go about our business. A simple process in which one creates a loop with one lace, wraps the other freewheeling lace around the aforementioned loop, and finally pulls through hole in the middle. The ‘ol loop, swoop, and pull technique. A classic part of a lot of our collective childhood, that many of us still use today.

But, what if I told you there was…a different way? Dare I say, a better way? Let me introduce the uninformed to “The Bunny Ears.”

Bunny Ears

Photo: How We Montessori

This is how yours truly has, and always will, tie his shoes. The level of ease in The Bunny Ears method pales in comparison to the basic knot. Let me show you the way.

You start by folding each lace into their own “bunny ear,” simple enough, right? Once you have your set of ears, simply cross one ear over the other (does not need to be one way or the other, your choice). Take your bottom ear, throw that bad boy over and through the top ear. Once everything is set, give a quick pull on both ears to complete the process.

How easy is that?!

No chance of losing your grip on a rouge lace, no worries of being too loose with a wildcard swoop and totally blowing the entire process, no chance that the entire foundation of your lace-tying will crumble on the pull through stage.

Simply put, if you don’t use The Bunny Ears method, you’ve been tying your shoes wrong your entire life. I implore you to keep an open mind. With so much stress in our lives, why not make an easy change that would bring such a huge relief in your day-to-day? Do yourself a favor; give Bunny Ears a chance, I promise you will not regret it.

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