1. It has to be easy to tie.
2. It has to stay tied - always.
3. It needs to be as easy to untie as pulling on a string.
Well, here it is. The perfect shoe knot.
Knots are hard to demonstrate in words and pictures. May I suggest that you watch this video for a short demonstration of the technique.
Step 1: Tie an Over-Hand Knot
Start as you would with most ordinary shoe knots by tieing an over-hand knot.
this demonstrational video is is probably easier to understand than the verbal description.
Step 2: Make a Loop
We are still following the normal shoe tying method.
make a loop with one hand.
Step 3: Wrap the Loop
Wrap the other string around the loop.
Step 4: Wrap the Loop a Second Time
This step is where we diverge from the standard shoe tie method. This is also the step that turns a standard knot into the perfect shoe knot that will never come untied.
Essentially you will be repeating step three by wrapping the string around the loop a second time.
Check theDemonstrational Videoif this doesn't make sense.
Step 5: Push the String Through the Wrap
Push the string through he double wrap just as you would with the standard shoe knot
Step 6: Crank It Down Tight
Pull tight on both loops to tighten the knot.
Step 7: Finished - Untying
That's it. I have never had my shoes come untied with this knot. Even laces that tend to slip a lot - like leather laces - stay tied.
To untie, just pull on one of the ends of the laces. It will take a little more force than you would need to untie the standard knot, but it is still just as simple.
Here's the demonstrational video again in case you still have questions.