How To Tie Your Shoes

The other day I saw this Ted Talk from 2005 with Terry Moore demonstrating how he’d recently learned that he’d been tying his shoes wrong all his life, and that if he looped it the other way it would go from the weak to the strong form of the knot.

I’d actually been having a problem keeping my round nylon laces tied during my fairly long daily walks, and so I tried reversing the direction of the last step of tying the knot…and it worked!!!

Try it yourself. Maybe it’ll help you too.


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