February 04, 2004

Tieing Shoe Laces

This is absolutely incredible! All my life, I have been tieing my shoe laces wrong!

Ian Fieggen has a web site dedicated to tieing shoe laces: http://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/. It lists six ways to tie a knot (including ), eleven useful ways to lace shoes.

Ian also explains about Slipping Shoelace Knots (secure and unsecure knots). In short, "the difference in stability is due to the forces of friction on adjacent contact points within the finished knot." There is a probability of 50% to 50% to tie a secure or unsecure knot, and I have been tieing the unsecure one throughout my life. It's nice to know what a dummy I am.

This is easily one of the best sites on the Internet, just after HowStuffWorks.com.

Posted by laza at February 4, 2004 01:30 PM
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