Friday, January 18, 2008

Tying your Running Shoes

It's frustrating to have a shoe come untied during a training run or race. I used a double knot for years to keep em tied but then Michelle discovered the "Double Bunny Ear" method and now it's the way I tie all my shoes. The cool thing is that they stay tied until you want to untie them. 99% of the time the knot will come undone when you untie the shoe as opposed to double knots where they have a tendency to ball up in a big knot that can't be undone when you try to remove your shoe.

Have a look at this video I made to see how the knot is tied...
video

Here's a link to the site we found this information at: Ian's Shoelace Site

11 comments:

Wes said...

Thanks for the tip, Trail Scat. That's just two extra steps from what I am doing now :-)

King Arthur said...

Somebody has just a little too much time on his hands.

Journey to a Centum said...

No soup for you King Arthur!

scott keeps running said...

i still use velcro shoes.

Jon said...

Thanks! Mind if I embed that video on my blogs?

Sarah said...

I'll try it!

You could have a career in infomercials. : )

robtherunner said...

But I use the I need to tie my shoes as an excuse to take a break when I get tired. Maybe you can tie my shoes for me in the morning. Rattlers don't have hands you know.

Laura H said...

That's so cool!

craig said...

Great tip. I tried it on the last run and it worked great.

joe said...

Thanks for the tip. I will definitely give that a try.

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