Welcome to Ian's Shoelace Site!

Ian's Shoelace Site

Fun, fashion & science in the Internet's #1 website about shoelaces. Whether you want to learn to lace shoes, tie shoelaces, stop shoelaces from coming undone, calculate shoelace lengths or even repair aglets, Ian's Shoelace Site has the answer!

You can find out more about this site, or you can dive right in below.

Table of Contents

Lacing Shoes Lacing Shoes

Are all of your shoes, sneakers and boots still laced up the way they were when you bought them? This section presents some of the many fascinating ways of lacing, either for different applications or just for appearances.

Tying Shoelaces Tying Shoelaces

Most people learn how to tie their shoelaces around the age of five. Why then would anyone older than that visit a website about tying shoelaces? Whether you're a parent, teacher, occupational therapist, academic, knot enthusiast, or just after some self-help, there's something for you.

The 'Granny Knot' The "Granny Knot"

Do your shoelace bows sit vertically instead of across the shoe? Do your shoelaces always come undone? If so, you're probably tying an un-balanced "Granny Knot", and one simple change to your technique will result in a balanced knot that sits straight and stays secure.

Shoelace Lengths Shoelace Lengths

The rhetorical question: "How long is a piece of string?" is a serious question when it comes to shoelaces. Too long and the ends can drag or get stepped on. Too short and it can be difficult to tie a knot. This section should help you work out the ideal shoelace length.

Tips of Shoelaces = Aglets Tips of Shoelaces = Aglets

Many people search for shoelace "tips" or "ends" because they want to know the name of the plastic or metal bits at the ends of shoelaces. They're called "Aglets", and you can find out more about them here, including how to repair or replace them.

Shoelace Tips, Hints & Ideas Shoelace Tips, Hints & Ideas

This section contains all sorts of tips, hints and ideas about shoelaces. There's tips for teaching children, tips for sportspeople, tips for the elderly and disabled, plus general tips for everyone.

Shoelace Marketplace Shoelace Marketplace

Looking to buy shoelaces or related items? Ian's Shoelace Site doesn't yet have a web store, but in the marketplace you'll find selected merchants of shoelaces, accessories, gadgets, books (including my own book), as well as my iPhone app, "Ian's Laces".

Charity and Awareness Shoelaces Charity and Awareness Shoelaces

Ever noticed a group of people wearing the same color shoelaces? They're most likely part of a charity fundraiser or awareness campaign. Find out what the different colors represent, or better still, show your support by buying some shoelaces.

Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q.) Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q.)

You'll find the answers to Frequently Asked Questions here, mainly for the benefit of people typing those questions into search engines. It's also worth looking here before you send me a question for which I've already posted an answer.

Shoelaces As Seen In... Shoelaces As Seen In...

Shoelaces are common, useful items that are very much a part of our lives. Here's some "As Seen In..." moments where shoelaces make noteworthy appearances in movies, TV shows, the news, even the Bible.

Shoelace & Knotting Links Shoelace & Knotting Links

Here's some links to other shoelace and knot related websites. Providing links is good "Netiquette", enabling the Internet to effectively become its own index.

Shoe Lacing Photo of the Week

Tan & brown Munich Massanas with orange & white trim and orange Left Right Lacing (from Juan A)

31-Jan-2018

Tan & brown Munich Massanas with orange & white trim and orange Left Right Lacing (from Juan A).

A totally different, bright lacing from Juan's other shoe (which is laced with brown Double Helix Lacing).

More Shoe Lacing Photos


What's New?

Updated Shoelaces In The News Updated Shoelaces In The News

17-Feb-2018 – Added news story about a violent shoplifter whose shoelaces were tied together by a member of the public.

Added Spider Web Lacing video Added Spider Web Lacing video

11-Feb-2018 – Added YouTube tutorial video of Spider Web Lacing.

Added U-Lace Methods Added U-Lace Methods

06-Feb-2018 – Added new section of lacing methods that have been adapted for use with U-Lace no-tie laces, starting with U-Lace Straight Bar Lacing, U-Lace Lightning Lacing and U-Lace Bow Tie Lacing.

Added Ladder Lacing video Added Ladder Lacing video

07-Jan-2018 – Added YouTube tutorial video of Ladder Lacing.

Updated Shoelaces In The News Updated Shoelaces In The News

24-Jan-2018 – Added news story about a church charred following some shoelaces being set on fire.

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