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Ian's Shoelace Site Frequently Asked Questions Home

You'll find the answers to Frequently Asked Questions here, mainly
for the benefit of people typing those questions into search engines.

Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How do I tie my shoelaces?
Q: How do I tie my shoelace knots?
Q: How do I tie my shoes?
Q: How do I tie my shoe laces?
Q: How do I tie my shoe lace knots?
Q: How do I tie my shoelace knot?
Q: How do I tie my shoe lace knot?
Q: How do I tie shoelaces?
Q: How do I tie shoelace knots?
Q: How do I tie shoes?
Q: How do I tie shoe laces?
Q: How do I tie shoe lace knots?
Q: How do I tie a shoelace knot?
Q: How do I tie a shoe lace knot?
Q: How do you tie your shoelaces?
Q: How do you tie your shoelace knots?
Q: How do you tie your shoes?
Q: How do you tie your shoe laces?
Q: How do you tie your shoe lace knots?
Q: How do you tie your shoelace knot?
Q: How do you tie your shoe lace knot?
Q: How do you tie shoelaces?
Q: How do you tie shoelace knots?
Q: How do you tie shoes?
Q: How do you tie shoe laces?
Q: How do you tie shoe lace knots?
Q: How do you tie a shoelace knot?
Q: How do you tie a shoe lace knot?
A: The best general purpose shoelace knot, and the whole reason for this web site, is my own Ian Knot. Not only is it the World's Fastest Shoelace Knot, it also happens to looks neat and symmetrical, causes less wear and tear on the laces, stays securely tied yet comes undone easily when required.
The Ian Knot
If, on the other hand, you meant this question generally, my Shoelace Knots page lists a number of different ways of tying shoelaces, plus I'll be adding new knots as I find the time to illustrate them.
Q: What are some other shoelace knots?
Q: What are some other shoe lace knots?
Q: What are some other ways of tying shoes?
Q: What are some other ways of tying shoelaces?
Q: What are some other ways of tying shoe laces?
Q: Are there some other shoelace knots?
Q: Are there some other shoe lace knots?
Q: Are there some other ways of tying shoes?
Q: Are there some other ways of tying shoelaces?
Q: Are there some other ways of tying shoe laces?
Q: Is there another shoelace knot?
Q: Is there a better shoelace knot?
Q: Is there a faster shoelace knot?
Q: Is there a quicker shoelace knot?
Q: Is there an easier shoelace knot?
Q: Is there a stronger shoelace knot?
Q: What is another shoelace knot?
Q: What is the best shoelace knot?
Q: What is the fastest shoelace knot?
Q: What is the quickest shoelace knot?
Q: What is the easiest shoelace knot?
Q: What is the strongest shoelace knot?
A: Head for my Shoelace Knots page, where you'll find a number of different ways of tying shoelaces, including my own Ian Knot, which answers several of these questions (ie. best / fastest / easiest).
Q: What is a more secure shoelace knot?
Q: Is there a more secure shoelace knot?
Q: Do you have a more secure shoelace knot?
Q: What are more secure shoelace knots?
Q: Are there more secure shoelace knots?
Q: Do you have more secure shoelace knots?
Q: What is a more secure shoe lace knot?
Q: Is there a more secure shoe lace knot?
Q: Do you have a more secure shoe lace knot?
Q: What are more secure shoe lace knots?
Q: Are there more secure shoe lace knots?
Q: Do you have more secure shoe lace knots?
A: I've studied a number of more secure shoelace knots, most of which are based on the Surgeon's Knot technique of wrapping around a second time. I've combined the best features of several such knots to produce my Ian's Secure Knot, with the emphasis on ease of tying.

Note that my Ian Knot, the World's Fastest Shoelace Knot, is quite secure for all normal activities.
Q: Why do my shoelaces come undone?
Q: Why do my shoelaces slip?
Q: Why won't my shoelaces stay tied?
Q: Why does my shoelace come undone?
Q: Why does my shoelace slip?
Q: Why won't my shoelace stay tied?
Q: Why do my shoe laces come undone?
Q: Why do my shoe laces slip?
Q: Why won't my shoe laces stay tied?
Q: Why does my shoe lace come undone?
Q: Why does my shoe lace slip?
Q: Why won't my shoe lace stay tied?
A: If tied correctly, ALL the normal shoelace knots, including my Ian Knot, should stay securely tied. Most people discover that their shoelaces slip because, without realising it, they are tying a "granny" or "slip" knot. My Slipping Shoelace Knots page shows how to find out whether you are tying a secure knot or a slip knot.
Q: How do I stop my shoelaces coming undone?
Q: How do I stop my shoelaces from slipping?
Q: How do I stop my shoelace coming undone?
Q: How do I stop my shoelace from slipping?
Q: How do I stop my shoe laces coming undone?
Q: How do I stop my shoe laces from slipping?
Q: How do I stop my shoe lace coming undone?
Q: How do I stop my shoe lace from slipping?
A: If you find your shoelaces are always coming undone, no matter how tightly you tie them, chances are that you are tying a "granny" or "slip" knot. My Slipping Shoelace Knots page shows how to reverse your Starting Knot in order to change your knot into a secure "square" or "reef" knot.
Q: How do I lace my shoes?
Q: How do you lace your shoes?
Q: What is the way to lace shoes?
Q: What are some other ways to lace shoes?
Q: Are there any other ways to lace shoes?
Q: Is there another way to lace shoes?
Q: Is there a better way to lace shoes?
Q: Is there a faster way to lace shoes?
Q: Is there a quicker way to lace shoes?
Q: Is there an easier way to lace shoes?
Q: Is there a stronger way to lace shoes?
Q: How can I make my shoelaces shorter?
Q: How can I make my shoelaces longer?
A: An Australian mathematician calculated recently that there are millions of possible ways of lacing an average shoe. In real life however, there's only a few practical combinations. My Lacing Shoes section covers a number of useful examples. My own personal favourite is the Over Under Lacing method.
Q: What do you call the sleeve at the end of a shoelace?
Q: What's the name for the sleeve at the end of a shoelace?
Q: What's the sleeve at the end of a shoelace called?
Q: What do you call the sleeves at the ends of shoelaces?
Q: What's the name for the sleeves at the ends of shoelaces?
Q: What are the sleeves at the ends of shoelaces called?
A: The plastic or metal sleeves at the end of shoelaces are called "aglets". Besides making an interesting trivia question, aglets have several functions: They prevent the lace ends from fraying, they make the laces easier to hold, and they make them easier to pass through the eyelets.
Q: How can I fix aglets?
Q: How can I repair aglets?
Q: How can I replace aglets?
Q: How can I strengthen aglets?
Q: How do you fix aglets?
Q: How do you repair aglets?
Q: How do you replace aglets?
Q: How do you strengthen aglets?
A: Aglets, the little plastic or metal sleeves at the end of shoelaces, are generally plastic nowadays, and are prone to damage, breakage, even loss. See my Aglet Repair page for some ways to fix them.
Q: How did you draw the shoelaces?
Q: How did you do your shoelace drawings?
Q: How were your shoelace drawings done?
Q: Were your shoelaces drawn by hand or with software?
Q: What software did you use for your shoelace drawings?
A: As I was unable to find any software to do drawings like I wanted, I used a variety of graphics software to produce them. If anyone can recommend some good knot drawing software, please Contact Me.

This page is mainly for the benefit of people who are searching the Internet. Should they type questions such as these into a search engine and be directed here, this page will redirect them to the answers within my site.

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