How to Tie Your Shoes Laces like a Pro
Knowing how to tie your shoes properly is a basic life skill, and although most people manage to do it eventually, with a few simple tips and tricks you can become a pro in no time. In this guide we’ll be walking step-by-step through the process of tying your shoes laces perfectly every time. Let’s get started!
Step One: Start with the bows
Start by making two bows with the laces in your hands. Make sure that the laces are even; one bow should not be higher or lower than the other. Make sure that the laces are pointing outwards from each other to ensure that the bows are symmetrical. Now that you have two bows facing each other, it’s time to move on to the next step.
Step Two: Cross the laces
Now that you have two bows, you need to cross the laces over each other. Take one of the laces and cross it over the other lace. Make sure that the lace is crossed evenly and not crooked. Once you have crossed the laces over each other, make sure that the loops of the bows are facing towards each other.
Step Three: Make the knot
Take the left bow, and pass it through the hole created by the crossed laces. Grab the right bow and pass it through the same hole, but from the opposite direction. Pull tight to make sure that the knot is secure, and your shoes are now properly tied.
Step Four: Secure the knot
Now that you have successfully tied your laces, the last step is to secure the knot. To do this, you will need to wrap the left lace around the right lace. Make sure that you are wrapping around both laces, and not just the right one. Once you have wrapped the laces around each other, insert the left lace through the hole formed by the crossed laces and pull tight. This will ensure that the knot is secured and will not come undone.
Tips for Professional Lace Tying
Now that you know how to tie your shoes like a pro, here are a few tips to help you hone your technique:
- Make sure you are using the correct knot for your shoes – there are several styles of knots you can use, but the ‘bow knot’ is often the most secure.
- To ensure that the knot is secure, keep the loops of your bows facing the same direction when crossing the laces.
- If the laces are too long, tie a simple knot and tuck the extra lace into your shoe.
- To help prevent your laces from coming undone, tie a double knot at the end.
Following these steps and tips will help you learn how to tie your shoes like a pro in no time. As long as you practice and put in the effort, you’ll soon be able to tie your shoes perfectly every time.