Introduction: Alternative Ways to Tie Your Shoes

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In this intructable you will learn several different ways to tie your shoes.

You will need:
Shoes with laces
Feet or paws
And ribbon for jellyshoes

Step 1: The Single Loop

Picture of The Single Loop

This is the shoe tieing technique called, "The Single Loop".

First, make a single loop.
Then take the other string and wrap is around your loop twice, as in the picture.
Next, take that same string and slip it under the coils around your single loop.
Pull it and viola! You have successfully tied a single loop.

Step 2: The Invisi-Bow

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And this is the Invisi-Bow! For this I used my best friend, Sunbank's, shoes. They are the sexiest shoes I've ever seen and this is a fact.

First, take both laces and put it through on cross laces a little over halfway up the shoe.
After you do this, pull the laces tight.
Next you wrap the laces around the string that's pulled tight. Do this to both sides.
You now tie it behind your ankle.

Your bows are now invisible! :D

Step 3: The Quadra-Bow

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For this I used another pair of Sunbanks's shoes. They are very comfy.

Firstly, you tie your shoes like normal. And if you tie your shoes in a bizarre way, tie them the way the people who give you weird looks tie them.
Next, you take the strings that just hang on the sides and make them into loops. You tie them together, but very loosely. DO NOT pull them tight or the whole thing will fall apart.
You know have four loops, so you put one finger through each loop and pull them all at the same time.

You now have a Quadra-Bow!!

Step 4: Tieing JellyShoes

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This is how you tie your laceless jellyshoes! These are, again, Sunbank's shoes.

First, you need jellyshoes and ribbon.
Next you thread the ribbon through a couple of holes in the shoe.
You then criss-cross the ribbon across your foot and put it through the holes.
Once you are down criss-crossing, tie a bow over your foot so it doesn't all come apart.

And you're done! :D

Step 5: Chain Lace

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Do these look familiar?
Again they are Sunbank's shoes.

First, you cross the laces like shown in the picture. You do this everytime you tie your shoes, so it shouldn't be that difficult.
Do this over and over until you have a nice chain reaching the top of the laces on your shoe.
Take the lace put it through the top of your shoe lace thingy. Pull them tight, and tie them in a bow.

Congradulations! You now have a Chain Lace :]

Step 6: Ring of Fire

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I fell into a buring ring of fire...

These are, yet again, Sunbank's shoes. They are not as comfy as her others, mind you.

You start out by crossing your laces. You then pull the laces up and cross them again, but higher. See picture for help.
You then take one of the laces and wrap it around the lace between the two crosses. You can either use one lace to wrap it around the whole thing, or use one lace of each side. Both ways work.
Next, take the laces and put it through the shoe lace thingy. Tie it.

You now have a Ring of Fire on your shoe!


octopuscabbage (author)2009-09-30

cool instructable. i would like to try this but sadly im a man...

JohnJY (author)octopuscabbage2009-12-09

You said "Sadly, I'm a man..." your sad your a man, and want to be a women? Why to have children?(Monty Python Joke...)

octopuscabbage (author)JohnJY2009-12-11

well men seem a lot easyer to seduce then women lol

=SMART= (author)2008-04-24

im currently rockn' black or red all stars, (two pairs)

J@50n (author)=SMART=2009-09-30

i got black short ones though!

kiwi20 (author)2008-04-11

it's funny, but when you say "Voila" you spelled it Viola like the orchestra instrument . Nice instructable. (even though I never tie my shoes, I just tie them once really tight, and shove my foot into the tied shoe ) =)

bowmaster (author)kiwi202009-08-18

Me too!!! I re tie them every few weeks.

ShielaAngel (author)kiwi202008-04-11

Whoops! Hehe, I'll go fix that....

Sunbanks (author)2008-04-04

Heh I got another pair of shoes today :D

catloveme123 (author)2008-04-01

cool instructable;)

ShielaAngel (author)catloveme1232008-04-02

Thank you!! :] I'm glad you think so!

Dim-1 (author)2008-03-31

COOL INSTRUCTABLE!!!! I'm far too much of a nerd to try these bold fashion statements.

ShielaAngel (author)Dim-12008-03-31

Thank you! Ah, The Invisi-Bow is the perfect non-bold nerd tying method, you could try that! There's nothing more unbold than invisible bows. *nods intelligently*

Sunbanks (author)ShielaAngel2008-04-01


ShielaAngel (author)Sunbanks2008-04-01

Yes, unbold.

Labot2001 (author)2008-03-30

I was going to do alternative shoe-tying methods - but you beat me to it! Excellent job!

ShielaAngel (author)Labot20012008-03-31

Hehe, sorry! Thank you! :D

nanor11395 (author)2008-03-30

sunbank has a lot of shoes

Sunbanks (author)nanor113952008-03-30

Yeah I do...

darkmuskrat (author)2008-03-30

The Bow Is Dead!!! Long Live The Bow!!!!!

Sunbanks (author)2008-03-29

I like how you used so many of my shoes but only one pair of yours :P

ShielaAngel (author)Sunbanks2008-03-29

LOL yeah! Those were the only pair of tying shoes I had, though, besides my track ones! And you have loads of rad shoes, so... :)

Sunbanks (author)ShielaAngel2008-03-29

I can just imagine you coming over here with your track shoes....LOL My Converse look so dirty in the first picture! Probably got dirty when I was walking through the mud at track practice...

ShielaAngel (author)Sunbanks2008-03-29

Haha, yeah! I wonder what my dad or grandma would say? Yeah, mud tends to make shoes dirty. Why do you wear your regular shoes at at practice, anyways?

Sunbanks (author)ShielaAngel2008-03-30

They'd probably ask you if you were going to practice hurdles.... I didn't want to get my feet wet because track shoes offer nearly no warmth or dryness.

ShielaAngel (author)Sunbanks2008-03-30

Actually, they probably wouldn't say anything haha! Oh, I see. You'd think that track shoes would be warmer, eh?

Sunbanks (author)ShielaAngel2008-03-30

Haha yeah. I know! But I suppose since track shoes have to be light they can't be very warm...Or something like that. I mean with the snow and all it'd be nice if they were warmer.

GorillazMiko (author)2008-03-30

You will need:
Shoes with laces
Feet or paws
And ribbon for jellyshoes

Good thing I have paws. Just kidding.
Nice job!

ShielaAngel (author)GorillazMiko2008-03-30

You never know, some half wolf person could be trying to get their jellyshoes to stay on! :) Thanks!

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