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All about shoelaces and shoelace knots, including my "Ian Knot", the
World's Fastest Shoelace Knot (now celebrating it's 21st anniversary!).

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Welcome to Ian's Shoelace Site
It was just over 21 years ago that I invented a super-fast way of tying my shoelaces. I named this technique the Ian Knot, the World's Fastest Shoelace Knot, and have been sharing it with the world in a variety of ways ever since.

Since starting this web site back in May 2000, I've gradually expanded it to include some of the fascinating shoelace related knowledge that I've collected over the years. My most recent addition is my Lacing Shoes section, covering a number of useful ways of lacing to achieve different results.

By the way, I'm not really not a knotting nut, nor am I largely a lacing loony. Rather, I'm someone who's passionate about efficiency. Most of my web site deals with different forms of efficiency, and having an efficient way of tying shoelaces is just one thing that I figure most people could benefit from. If you don't give my Ian Knot a go, I hope you at least get a laugh out of it.

This site is provided for your benefit and enjoyment both free of charge and free of advertising. What it costs me in hosting charges (around $500 a year), I receive back in knowing that I am providing something worthwhile, especially when people take the time to contact me with positive feedback. Please try to use this site responsibly, and feel free to link to it or to pass on the address to others.

Here's a brief rundown of what you'll find inside and where:
Shoelace Knots Shoelace Knots More ->
Shoelace Knots
Besides my own "Ian Knot", the World's Fastest Shoelace Knot, this section covers five other knots plus advice on how to stop shoelaces coming undone. All have been carefully illustrated with clear, easy to follow diagrams. If you want to learn to tie shoelaces, you've come to the right place!
Lacing Shoes Lacing Shoes More ->
Lacing Shoes
Out of some 43000 possible ways of lacing a shoe with six pairs of eyelets, I'll present several practical combinations on this page. If you were after ways to TIE your shoelaces, see my Shoelace Knots page instead.
F.A.Q. Frequently Asked Questions More ->
Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q.)
You'll find the answers to Frequently Asked Questions here, mainly for the benefit of people typing those questions into search engines.
Links Knot Links More ->
Knot Links
Here's some links to other shoelace and knot related web sites. Providing links is good "Netiquette", enabling the Internet to effectively become its own index.
Coming "Soon" (when I find the time!)
I'm in the process of creating web pages & drawings for some other more complicated shoelace knots, including:
- Double Ian Knot
- Two Step Knot
Did You Know?
The plastic or metal sleeve at the end of a shoelace is called an "aglet".

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