Welcome to Ian's Shoelace Site!
Fun, fashion & science in the Internet's #1 website about shoelaces – and home of the Ian Knot, the world's fastest shoelace knot. If you want to lace shoes, tie shoes or learn about shoelaces, “Ian's Shoelace Site” is the place!
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The most extensive section of this website, including over 100 × step-by-step shoe lacing tutorials, 2,000 × shoe lacing photos, plus the interactive “Create-a-Lace” for designing your own lacing.
Contains 20 × shoelace knots, including my world's fastest “Ian Knot”, plus important info on preventing the “Granny Knot”, which causes shoelaces to sit crooked and come undone.
Heaps of knowledge about shoelaces, including their construction, length calculations – even what the tips are called, as well as Ian's interviews, articles, reviews, Q&As and more.
Information about this website and the site's author, Ian Fieggen – including Ian's contact details. Also info on this site's sponsors plus various ways that you, too, can support Ian.
Contact Ian Fieggen via e-mail or connect with “Professor Shoelace” via YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Gfycat or RSS feed.
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17-Mar-2020 – Shoe Lacing Photo of the Week
Charcoal grey Scarpa climbing shoes with white trim and white Ladder Lacing (from Ola L).
Plenty of eyelets result in wonderfully long ladders.
26-Mar-2020 – Quick Release Ladder Lacing
Animation of my newly added lacing method, Quick Release Ladder Lacing, showing both the “lacing” stage and “tightening” stage.
NOTE: This animation may be downloaded (eg. by long-press or right-click) and shared freely. Be quick and get it while you can!
16-Mar-2020 – Quick Release Ladder Lacing
25-Mar-2020 – Uploaded the first additions to my new “Interviews & Articles” section, including my interviews for The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and Sneaker Freaker Magazine.
25-Mar-2020 – To speed up the removal of tall boots with many eyelets, this lacing only needs a couple of simple steps to release the top row, then the rest of the lacing loosens instantly.
25-Mar-2020 – Added a news story about a pedestrian who was hit by a car yet showed amazing spirit by asking paramedics to save his prized sneakers – at the expense of his (not-so-prized) shoelaces.
08-Mar-2020 – Following the main photo gallery update, I've similarly updated the galleries on each shoe lacing method's page and on the “Granny Knotting Celebrities” page with layouts that adjust better to different screen sizes.
08-Mar-2020 – The photo gallery now has a compact layout with 100 photos per page, with the photos sorted from newest to oldest. Also added larger “Filter”, “Sort” and “Page Number” buttons for easier access on small screens.