@Barney@RiotDemon@sammydog01 I actually learned around the tree first and did that fine for years. But your shoelaces come undone with that.
When I was in my teens my mom heard about bunny ears and we both tried it. No coming undone! I have now been doing bunny ears for over 30 years.
No one has ever said “look at your laces, you can’t tie them around the tree? Lame!” because I don’t think they can tell.
I’m not stopping to re-tie undone laces, which is great because getting my hands near my feet feels like I might throw out my back.
So you can keep your “advanced” tree method. Me and my bunnies are having a great time. Barney, never doubt yourself.
@Barney@mollama@RiotDemon@sammydog01 Until I read Mollama’s comment, I never really thought about it but I do both. I always double tie my laces to keep them from coming undone and because they are usually soooo long.
I wouldn’t laugh at someone for their lace tying method. I would laugh at an adult who said around the tree (never heard that before) or bunny ears.
Then there’s the Ian knot.
@Barney@mollama@sammydog01 I guess I do the around the tree method. The trick is to go backwards around the tree to keep your laces from coming untied. All of my sneakers are slip ons because they stay tied for so long.
Actually, it was my dad who taught me the bunny ears method. I had tried and tried to learn the tree method, but I just couldn’t get it, so he asked around work (he was a mail carrier), if anyone had any suggestions. One of his co-workers showed him how to do it this way. I’m afraid if he hadn’t, I’d still be tying my shoes in double knots.
@Barney@callow@mollama@RiotDemon@sammydog01 Ahhhh. That’s what my granddaughter was trying to do. Mystery solved. She asked for my help tying her shoelaces a couple of months ago and showed me this. (And of course my reaction was something like WTF?!) Now I can tell her that her technique is called an Ian knot.
@Barney@djslack@mollama@RiotDemon@sammydog01 The stupid thing is…it all depends on which way you tie the first knot…in the end you are just tying a square knot (if done right) or a “granny knot” if done wrong. The granny knot will come untied.
The best method is the “bunny ears” method but instead of just tucking one “ear” in you tuck both around…this ends up with a knot that NEVER comes undone on it’s own but is super simple to untie. I think they call it the Ians Secure knot:
@Barney@djslack@mollama@RiotDemon@sammydog01 Likely those whose shoes are coming undone aren’t making a square knot with the knot part of tying a bow (round the tree or bunny method).The video of the fast one, if you look carefully this is just another way of making a square knot with the tied part.