Interviews & Articles
I've participated in countless interviews and articles over the past decades. This archive contains heaps of useful info – plus it gives a glimpse into the life of “Professor Shoelace”.
Feb-2007: Following a lengthy telephone interview, Aaron Rutkoff of the Wall Street Journal wrote a well-rounded article that really captured the spirit of Ian's Shoelace Site.
Jul-2006: Ten-page feature in Sneaker Freaker magazine – and my most detailed article to date. Images from this article have been copied all over the Internet without credit.
Aug-2005: A simple interview mainly asking for details about the website, resulting in a nice little article that was even picked up by a couple of other newspapers.
Mar-2005: After being asked about the declining quality of shoelaces, my reply triggered an experiment in which Danish readers were requested to compare their shoelace knots to my Ian Knot.
Apr-2006: Lengthy article highlighting the importance of shoelaces to runners, walkers and hikers. It's also where the pseudonym “Professor Shoelace” first appeared.
Apr-2007: In this telephone interview, I was asked some deliberately provocative questions, giving the published interview an “edgy” style.
Oct-2007: An interview about shoe lacing methods, from which four popular methods were chosen and featured in a small “How to:” article.
Jan-2004: A short, tongue-in-cheek debate in which I defend the practice of teaching the skill of shoelace tying in an era of more efficient alternatives like Velcro or zippers.