Old Dog Learns New Trick

For the last 75 years I been tying my shoelaces with a simple bow that I learned when I was five years old. Recently, I grumbled about my laces untying themselves while hiking on the various trails we go geocaching on. So, for my 80th birthday which was on Thanksgiving, Wendy showed me the way her family has always tied their laces and they were not troubled by laces untying themselves.

Here’s a series of photos showing the Wendy shoelace technique.

Start with a simple bow, leaving a loose opening below the bow.

Loop one the bows back around through the loose opening.DSCN0739B

Pull tight on the bow ends to snug everything.

The laces will untie by pulling on one or both of the lace ends.

Happy tying.

Tom B

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