Granny Knot Videos

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.

The “Granny Knot”

Original “Granny Knot” video, which demonstrates how it sits crooked and comes undone more easily and which shows the simple solution to turn it into a balanced knot that sits straight and stays secure.

Why a “Granny Knot” comes undone

This follow-up video uses a rope to simulate a super close-up of a shoelace and demonstrates how the adjacent contact points within a “Granny Knot” cause it to come undone.

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