Tying laces

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Re: Tying laces

Postby Jake468 » Thu Sep 03, 2015 12:52 am

Luckily when I was younger the fashion was to wear skater trainers, do the laces up once, tuck them in, and just slip on your shoes after that. So excluding special occasions/job interviews/etc, I haven't actually had to tie my shoelaces for a very long time.

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Re: Tying laces

Postby screengreen » Sat Sep 26, 2015 9:55 pm

You can also buy laces called Greepers, which unlike the curly ones look like regular laces, they have a toggle to pull them tight, if you go for them you may need help to fit them they are fiddly to set up but really easy once done, and normal looking too!

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Re: Tying laces

Postby Jules » Sun Jul 03, 2016 9:17 pm

For black work type shoes, I take my laces out and put black elastic in and tie it to fit and from then on they are slip-on shoes.

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Re: Tying laces

Postby michele » Tue Aug 02, 2016 2:30 pm

I mostly gave up on laces, I can perma tie, continually deal with then coming untied, or wear shoes that do not tie. That said I have found I am so much happier in the Fila 4 toe shoes (generic of the five finger ones) and can feel the ground properly, I notice it helps with bumping into and tripping less....they are now my casual/active shoes. Alas can not wear them to dress up.

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Re: Tying laces

Postby DanAu96 » Wed Dec 28, 2016 11:40 pm

I didn't learn to tie laces until i was at least 12, my laces don't stay tied very long, its a great cause of embarrassment for me as i am always stopping to tie them up or just walking around with them un done, it has attracted quite some unwelcome comments and some of my less understanding friends laugh at me (even after telling them why ](*,) ](*,) ) people tell me to tell me to double tie them (which i don't often understand what they mean) but i cannot undo later. i really hate laces :blush: :blush:

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Re: Tying laces

Postby Tom fod » Wed Dec 28, 2016 11:59 pm

The tying of laces does seem to be the bane of many of us. Is it the way we walk?
I find mine too frequently become untied and the additional knot over the top of the bow doesn't seem to be entirely foolproof and often seems to transform into what I hereby refer to as a bastard knot.

Would be good to consign them to room 101

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Re: Tying laces

Postby Grumpyguard89 » Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:31 pm

I find shorter laces easier to keep tied. Long laces seem to like to come undone.

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Re: Tying laces

Postby George H » Sun Apr 30, 2017 4:19 am

I don't think that I have contributed to this thread yet, but I will now.

I had problems with tying shoe laces. Up until Year 7 of school, I wore shoes with Velcro or buckles on them, and plimsolls for PE, but of course at Comprehensive School I needed shoes with laces for PE. The same when I needed to wear a tie as well.

I even remember Sesame Street doing a segment on tying shoelaces, and shall we say that I was outside its age bracket when I found what I saw quite useful.

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Re: Tying laces

Postby YellowSunshine » Sun Jun 25, 2017 3:20 pm

I have shoe laces on my boots which I wear in winter which are already tied where I can just slip my foot in and they are tight enough. Other than that I stay way clear of laces and wear dolly shoes however my work shoes do have laces but they are already tied and I just slip my foot in.

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Re: Tying laces

Postby Jenny3142 » Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:27 am

I use these nowadays. I got fed up with my laces coming undone all the time, even with a double knot!

https://www.amazon.com/LACES-Elastic-Sh ... 961&sr=8-2

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Re: Tying laces

Postby allesandro » Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:28 am

I'm the same--I can tie them but they won't stay tied. I either tie them in knots and then struggle to unknot them or I wear shoes that don't have laces; more likely the latter.

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Re: Tying laces

Postby Dan » Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:57 am

I really struggled with it, but probably learnt at about 10 years old, as I was going to secondary school. The trick that really helped me was doing the bunny ears method, as I think the symmetry of the two laces in that version of tying them made it easier for me to get the motions correct. Mine actually do stay tied now, but I tend to double knot it, so that's probably why.

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