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Why Learn About Tying a Shoe?
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.

Materials Needed
Your hands
A running shoe
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Step 1: Unknot Shoelaces

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Make sure that the two ends of the shoelace are completely untangled and free of knots past the tongue.  It is often helpful to lay each end of the shoelace on its respective side of the shoe.

Step 2: Create Overhand Knot

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Start by forming an overhand knot with the two ends of the shoelace.  This is done by crossing one end of the lace over the other and wrapping it once around the other end, as shown in the picture.  Pull on both ends of the shoelace to tighten as desired.  The ends of the lace should end up on the side of the shoe opposite the one they started on.
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Emara2 years ago
You don't say? :D
but I only where KangaROOS.
Great 1st instructable and welcome to the site
WingedBeaux3 years ago
Now I don't have running shoes. Will hiking or standard shoes do?
FIRSTIntern (author)  WingedBeaux3 years ago
This technique would work on hiking shoes and "standard" shoes. Because some footwear, such as hiking boots, require extra steps to tie them, I made sure to specify that this tutorial was for running shoes.
ceanes3 years ago
Keep doing, well done.