Mathews Inc.
Tying Laces So They Don't Untie
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Contributors to this thread:
Darrell 20-Aug-19
Red Sparky 20-Aug-19
Ken 20-Aug-19
Grey Ghost 20-Aug-19
smarba 20-Aug-19
Darrell 20-Aug-19
smarba 20-Aug-19
Bou'bound 20-Aug-19
smarba 20-Aug-19
Jaquomo 20-Aug-19
Scoot 20-Aug-19
Busta'Ribs 20-Aug-19
midwest 20-Aug-19
Jaquomo 20-Aug-19
cnelk 20-Aug-19
Whocares 20-Aug-19
relliK reeD 20-Aug-19
SD BuckBuster 20-Aug-19
South Farm 20-Aug-19
Blue Buck 20-Aug-19
South Farm 20-Aug-19
JohnMC 20-Aug-19
BIG BEAR 20-Aug-19
Vonfoust 20-Aug-19
Franklin 20-Aug-19
Red Sparky 20-Aug-19
Darrell 20-Aug-19
JohnMC 20-Aug-19
Matt 20-Aug-19
WapitiBob 20-Aug-19
KsRancher 20-Aug-19
jordanathome 20-Aug-19
sitO 20-Aug-19
orionsbrother 20-Aug-19
GF 20-Aug-19
Surfbow 20-Aug-19
Glunt@work 21-Aug-19
goelk 21-Aug-19
WV Mountaineer 21-Aug-19
Sitting Bull 21-Aug-19
Brotsky 21-Aug-19
LBshooter 21-Aug-19
ElkNut1 21-Aug-19
Z Barebow 21-Aug-19
Darrell 21-Aug-19
BC173 21-Aug-19
Drop Tine 21-Aug-19
Bloodtrail 21-Aug-19
jordanathome 21-Aug-19
bowhunter24 22-Aug-19
skookumjt 22-Aug-19
Woods Walker 22-Aug-19
From: Darrell
20-Aug-19
OK, I was introduced to a video in March and man do I wish I had known this years ago. I have several pairs of boots that the laces won't stay tied unless I double knotted them but we all know that is a pain. Well, since watching this video, I have retrained myself to tie my shoes the "right way" and I haven't had a lace get loose on me since and I've walked 3+ miles almost every day. Take 3 minutes to watch, try it for a week and you will be a believer as well. Amazing how such a small and simple change makes such a big difference.

From: Red Sparky
20-Aug-19
There is a video? I guess I will just search YouTube.

From: Ken
20-Aug-19
Link?

From: Grey Ghost
20-Aug-19
You forgot something, Darrel.

Matt

From: smarba
20-Aug-19
Feel the energy...tie your laces...

Seriously I know what Darrell is talking about and since I've learned it I'm astonished that the "normal" way to tie laces is even taught. The "special" method is so superior it should be standard. Mine never come untied and never need to double knot.

From: Darrell
20-Aug-19

Darrell's Link
sorry try this

From: smarba
20-Aug-19

smarba's Link
Or this

From: Bou'bound
20-Aug-19
on a slightly different but related note....what brand boot laces are you guys runnin'. Factory laces or special aftermarket jobbers.

From: smarba
20-Aug-19
BCY X or Mercury ;o)

From: Jaquomo
20-Aug-19
I get my laces custom made in Italy by a small family lace-maker, 8th generation.

From: Scoot
20-Aug-19
Jaq any high tech materials go into those laces?

From: Busta'Ribs
20-Aug-19

Busta'Ribs's Link
Try the "Double-Double"! The guy in this video is annoying, but this is the way I've been tying my boot's, shoes, etc forever. It's not a double knot per say, but just a doubling of the standard tie. Trust me, once you try it, you'll never go back. I can honestly say I've never had my shoe come untied since using this technique. When I coached little league baseball, it's the first thing I ever taught my players. I have 20 year old kids that still come up to me and tell me the only thing they remember me teaching them is to catch a fly ball with two hands, and and how to tie their shoes properly.

From: midwest
20-Aug-19
I learned the correct way as shown in Darrel's video from an ultramarathoner. I've never had a running shoe or hunting boot come loose since.

From: Jaquomo
20-Aug-19
Scoot, they are made from the stretched and cured intestines of a rare Italian mountain goat. Amazing stuff!

From: cnelk
20-Aug-19
Synthetic boots laces are like para cord - it you put the laces/para cord into boiling water for several seconds, and then take out, it removes the slipperiness and knots will stay put.

My ex-military co-worker told me that and it works

From: Whocares
20-Aug-19
I buy mine pre- tied...kinda like a clip on bow tie.

From: relliK reeD
20-Aug-19
I have made my own shoe/boot laces for years out of paracord. Much cheaper and last far longer. I do boil them for several seconds and have never had a lace untie.

20-Aug-19
We have derailed. I learned this in 1st grade. Haven't had a problem since..

whew

From: South Farm
20-Aug-19
I'm right there with ya SD! Grown men actually discussing the tying of boot laces. This country is so deep in trouble..

From: Blue Buck
20-Aug-19
Just have the bunny run around the tree twice and they will not come untied. I've done this for 15 years.

From: South Farm
20-Aug-19
All the "bunnies" have been reassigned as emotional support animals, Blue Buck. LOL!

From: JohnMC
20-Aug-19
I bought the Crispi's Velcro model problem solved. They even have a Velcro pouch so I can have a quarter for the pay phone.

From: BIG BEAR
20-Aug-19
Beards and lace tying on the Bowsite. If one of you guys starts a man bun skinny jeans thread I’m outta here.

From: Vonfoust
20-Aug-19
Is this replacing the annual manscaping thread?

From: Franklin
20-Aug-19
One good way with out any knot is like this.....lace your boots as normal....then run your tag ends back through the last hole so there are 2 loops sticking out the last 2 holes. Take the tag ends and do a surgeon wrap across the tongue....stick each tag end through the loops and tighten down.

Of course you must shorten your laces as you will have way too much with a normal length lace.

From: Red Sparky
20-Aug-19
Since this seems pretty interesting I will start wearing shoes just to try it.

From: Darrell
20-Aug-19
We may be back to kindergarten but like many things in life, if you were taught wrongly, learning the right way opens up new paths! Bottom line is going counter clockwise instead of clockwise makes a stronger knot. Double knots are now a thing of my past and I don't miss them, especially at the end of the day when I'm dog tired and just want my stupid boots off as quick and easy as possible. :)

From: JohnMC
20-Aug-19
Most of time I get them were I like them. Double knot them. When taking of just slip off the little hooks on boots at top. Then when putting them back on just loop back over the hooks. I never tie or untie my boots. It works well!

From: Matt
20-Aug-19
I cant believe I just watched that video.

From: WapitiBob
20-Aug-19
And you told everybody.

From: KsRancher
20-Aug-19
Make fun of me I guess, but I have been doing it wrong for a lot of years. I watched my wife tie hers today and she done is correct. Guess I never payed attention to detail. That will be a hard habit to break after 32yrs

From: jordanathome
20-Aug-19
Cnelk.......wonder if that would improve the flavor of my tag soup.........

From: sitO
20-Aug-19
No, but you will earn a "merit" badge

20-Aug-19
Use a rugby knot. Cross your laces over. Make your loop. Instead of wrapping the straight lace around the first loop once and pulling the second loop through, wrap the straight lace around the first loop twice and pull the second loop through.

Snug it up and you’re ready to go.

And pulling the tag ends will smoothly and easily untie the knot.

Good for rugby boots, hiking boots..:

From: GF
20-Aug-19

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You guys are sh++++ng me. If a square knot won’t hold, it’s a Granny!

Of course, a good knot repertoire DOES come in hang sometimes...

From: Surfbow
20-Aug-19
Dunno, I've never thought tying a double knot is a "pain" . If you think it is maybe you should switch to Birkenstocks...

From: Glunt@work
21-Aug-19
What camo pattern for laces? CO, 8500-11000', September, hunting uphill from camp in the mornings, sidehill during the day and downhill in the evening.

Hopefully something that doesnt clash with my noisey blue gaiters I still have from the 80's.

From: goelk
21-Aug-19
Never I've seen it before, been trying my shoe laces counter clock wise for over 65 years. I guess I was taught the right way. Lol

21-Aug-19
Good thing to know I reckon.

From: Sitting Bull
21-Aug-19
Good to see that the big issues are being solved on Bowsite!!

From: Brotsky
21-Aug-19
Came here for the comments, was not disappointed. Strong work team!

From: LBshooter
21-Aug-19
Double knot with a piece of duct tape across.

From: ElkNut1
21-Aug-19
Well, I just changed the way I tie my boots! Thanks!

ElkNut/Paul

From: Z Barebow
21-Aug-19
Come on elk season!!!!!!

From: Darrell
21-Aug-19
Glad to see at least ElkNut is smart enough to learn something new. :) It may be a small thing, but I have found it very helpful.

From: BC173
21-Aug-19
Brotsky for the win... again. Lol

From: Drop Tine
21-Aug-19
As an old hockey player as I posted in another thread about boot laces. Wax your laces. They will last longer and not come loose or untie.

When playing hockey we always waxed the laces to keep them tight and tied.

From: Bloodtrail
21-Aug-19
Very surprised here....figured most you guys wear shoes with Velcro on them. Lol

From: jordanathome
21-Aug-19

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From: bowhunter24
22-Aug-19
Fairy wing shoes?

From: skookumjt
22-Aug-19
I tried the new method yesterday and spent the whole day re-tying my shoes.

From: Woods Walker
22-Aug-19
I'm 67 years old, so I figure I've been tying my shoes for 63 years or so. I read this thread last night and tried it with my work boots today. Normally I tie my boots with a double bow knot, and if I only have to retie them 2 or 3 times in the course of a work day that's a good day. So I figured I'd give this method the acid test so I only did a single bow knot.

It wasn't until I got home tonight and started removing my work boots that I realized that I DIDN'T HAVE TO RETIE MY BOOTS EVEN ONE TIME!!!!

In all the years I've been on Bowsite and of all the things I've learned here this one is without question THE best!!!

I guess you can teach an old dog new tricks! THANK YOU!!!!

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