Nix, you gonna show us how you tie your shoe laces?
This is how I do it.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_O-xaJrao1wShould have used this as an entry...
I do it that way too!
Try it. I make the first half-knot as usual, then tie the two slip knots at the same time: cross the tails, tuck the two bights through the centRE of the knot in opposite directions. Snug down. Done. It is as fast as anything. And your shoes will not come untied.
I think if you make the Surgeon's knot with both tails going through where the opposite loop is, ie, by tying the knot with both loops twice around each other, instead of slippery bites, the tails hold even stronger. They also come out to the sides, instead of the middle, making everything look more balanced and "normal"Maybe it depends on the lace material. My work boots have zips up the inside so once laces are tied to fit my foot, I don't have to untie and retie every time I take off and put on my boots
I think you are describing Ashley's version. Which may be better than mine. I just find mine is easier to tie. And has never failed me.
My sandals don't even use velcro......
You wear flip-flops?
Yup, mine's been sitting at the customs office in Zagreb since Monday, got moved a bit two days later, but didn't leave the office. I expected it might happen as it seems all intercontinental?? packages go to quarantine for a week or two, had the same happen with a Lumintop Tool a month or so back, cause of Covid I guess. Hopefully next week and no fees, fingers crossed.
In the meantime, I thought I'd entertain y'awl with one of my favorite bends, the Vice Versa Bend, a.k.a. the Reever knot.I like this bend because it is, 1) lovely in it's symetry, 2) secure, 3) easy to untie. The Vice Versa is less likely to shake out than some others and has proven to be quite strong. It is my go-to bend.First, put a loop in one of the lines to be joined:(Image removed from quote.)Next, feed the working end of the other line through the loop of the first (red) line and then over its standing end. The direction the second (blue) line is passed through the loop is important.(Image removed from quote.)The second (blue) line is then passed under the first (red) line and crossed up over the standing end of the first (red) line to form a loop in the second (blue) line, 'capturing' the first (red) line. You can see the symmetry starting to build.(Image removed from quote.)The working end of the second (blue) line is passed back through the loop of the first (red) line in the opposite direction as it first passed.(Image removed from quote.)In a symmetric manner, the working end of the first (red) line is passed through the loop of the second (blue) line. The Vice Versa is done.(Image removed from quote.)Here it is, awl snugged up:(Image removed from quote.)Knot only is this a fun and easy knot to tie, it is visually pleasing and very secure. Give it a try!