The Ian Knot is the fastest way to tie your shoelaces. They are even more secure and balanced than the traditional Granny’s knot.
The Ian’s Knot is atttibuted to Ian Fieggen aka Professor Shoelace. He invented the Ian’s Knot back in 1982 after having a broken shoelace. When he started sharing his knot in the internet, it became very popular. His website www.fieggen.com has a collection of shoelacing techniques. Some are functional and some are very stylish.
The Granny Knot or the Slip Knot is the most common way people would tie their shoelaces. The problem with Granny Know is that it isn’t balanced and gets untied easily. This also increases the wear and tear of the shoelaces. The Granny’s knot can be fixed by making a Balanced Knot.
Here is a faster way of tying your shoelaces right. How fast is it? Ian was able to tie ten shoes or twenty shoelaces in 24.6 seconds. That’s only 1.23 seconds per knot!
Watch the video below on how to tie an Ian’s Knot on your shoelaces.
Aside from being a fast knot, it is also secure. It doesn’t untie easily. In fact, the natural tension on the shoelaces from running tightens this knot even more. There’s nothing as bad as having to tie your shoelace again and again during a race.
Here’s an step-by-step image that you can follow or visit www.fieggen.com.
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