Last weekend, I was minding my own business – just tying my shoes – when one of my daughters-in-law exclaimed “You’re tying your shoes wrong!”
I figure that I’ve tied my shoes 10s of thousands of times … the way that the original Grandma Homa taught me.
My daughter-in-law explained the difference between hard knots and soft knots … showed me the “right” way to tie my shoes.
Since I was, shall we say, skeptical, she linked me to a classic TED talk on the subject.
Here’s how to tie your shoes the right way …
click to view How to Tie Your Shoes
A loyal reader (and sailor) adds:
It’s very simple: The stronger one is basically a “square” or “reef” knot. The other is a so-called “granny knot.” No one who knows anything about knots will EVER tie a granny knot!
Thanks to JNH for feeding the original lead and thanks to JMB for the clarification.
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