Granny Knot Analyser

The “Granny Knot”

Do your shoelaces sit crooked? Do you retie your shoes several times a day? These are both signs of a Granny Knot. Learn the “one simple trick” for keeping your shoes neatly and securely tied.

Check Your Knot

Are you tying a balanced, secure shoelace knot or an un-balanced “Granny Knot”? This interactive analyser uses a series of multiple-choice diagrams to analyse how you tie your shoes.


• At each step, you will be given multiple choices.

• Click on A B C etc. to view those choices in detail.

• Click on Proceed below the choice that best matches your technique.

• Click on × to the right of any selection to re-do that selection.

Your Knot – Step by Step

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