Tips & Hints

Shoelace Tips & Hints

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.

NOTE: If you're searching for the name of shoelace tips, they're called “Aglets”, and you can find out more about them on my Aglets page.

Table of Contents

Tips for Teaching Children Tips for Teaching Children

Most children are taught to tie their shoelaces when they are somewhere around five years old. This section presents several tips for teaching children – plus something for the teacher!

Tips for Sports Tips for Sports

Sportspeople have all sorts of problems with their shoes and shoelaces. This section contains various tips for specific sports-related applications or for a competitive edge.

Tips for the Elderly / Disabled Tips for the Elderly / Disabled

As if shoelaces aren't difficult enough, they can present extra challenges for the elderly and/or disabled. This section contains some useful tips for people with certain limitations.

Tips for Everyone Tips for Everyone

There's some shoelace tips that apply to everyone, young and old alike. This section contains general tips about shoelace comfort, security, appearance and length adjustment.

If you have any useful tips, please Contact Ian so that they can be shared with others.

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