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?