Step 2: Prepare the Shoelace

Picture of Prepare the Shoelace
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In this step, simply cut the end of the shoelace about 1 - 1.5 inches from the inner part of the aglet. In other words, cut the shoelace so that excluding the aglet, there should be 1 - 1.5 inches of string. (1st picture)

Now, take your mechanical pencil and stick the lead out just a couple of millimeters. Then, using your mechanical pencil, stick it into the end of the cut shoelace (the opposite side of the aglet) and begin to string it out so that it "puffs" up with loose strands instead of the original compact string. (2nd picture)