As a new contributor to Instructables, I decided to write a simple project to familiarize myself with the tools and writing style. Thus began the creation of this tutorial on how to knot ones shoelaces. This project will focus on how to tie running shoes as opposed to boots or other more exotic shoes. I hope to receive feedback on this tutorial that will allow me to better communicate my future projects.
A running shoe
Step 1: Unknot Shoelaces
Step 2: Create Overhand Knot
Step 3: Finish the Basic Shoe Knot
Take the other end of the shoelace and wrap it over your thumb, around the loop, and over your index finger, ending with your index finger pressing it into the bottom of the gap between your other hand’s thumb and forefinger, as seen in picture two.
Continue to push this folded end of the shoelace through the loop created by wrapping the lace around your thumb and index finger. Once the second loop has formed, you need to swap the loops between your hands, as shown in the third picture.
Once this is complete, pull on the loops to tighten in a manner similar to how you tightened the original knot, as shown in the final picture. Take care not to pull the ends of the shoelace through the knot in the middle, as it will create a new knot that is more difficult to untangle.