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post #16 of 29
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...i've never had any problems with laces coming loose prematurely.
Ahhh...the bane of youth: premature ejaculace - shun.
post #17 of 29
oh god.
post #18 of 29
A "système D" solution consists in rubbing a little soap (not the liquid kind.) on the laces. In a bind, it gets you out of slippery situations.
post #19 of 29
If you don't want to use the method in the link above, you might get an improvement by switching from the granny knot to the square knot. http://www.u.arizona.edu/~gasmith/knots/knots.html I never knew I was using a granny knot until I found this site. Switching to square knot fixed the problem for me.
post #20 of 29
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A "système D" solution consists in rubbing a little soap (not the liquid kind.) on the laces.  In a bind, it gets you out of slippery situations.
or into one, as the case may be.
post #21 of 29
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If you don't want to use the method in the link above, you might get an improvement by switching from the granny knot to the square knot. http://www.u.arizona.edu/~gasmith/knots/knots.html I never knew I was using a granny knot until I found this site. Switching to square knot fixed the problem for me.
You can tell you're using a granny knot by the direction of the tied bow - it will try to lie parallel with your shoe/leg, as opposed to across it as a square knot would. The granny knot is most likely the cause of most loose shoelaces.
post #22 of 29
The granny is one of the biggest problems out there. Just remeber this mantra "right over left, left over right" It got me through boy scouts.
post #23 of 29
Hi everyone,

My name is rob and I have the answer to laces coming untied. A product called Lace Stick and can be found at lacestick.com. It is an application that when applied, keeps laces tied tight without the need to double knot. It even works great on nylon laces which are the worst! My sister uses it on her kids shoes and swears by it.
post #24 of 29


Just wrap the bunny ear around an extra time. It's like Colt 45 for shoelace knots.
post #25 of 29
i've always been a slow shoe tier
post #26 of 29
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Originally Posted by retronotmetro View Post
That's an issue with the laces--some seem never to stay tied, others seem fine. Try some waxed laces, or wax your existing ones with some beeswax or a candle.


I actually just bought som AEs recently and there laces are very thin, waxed jobbies. I anticipated them coming undone as much as my other set but I was wrong. The waxed laces really do work better.
post #27 of 29
is it possible shoes come untied due to reasons other than the laces?
i got these new loake chukkas and i am wearing them for the first time today and they seem to come untied a lot just due to the shoe being a chukka, and where the laces hit and the leather seems to seperate more just due to the nature of a chukka, instead of being laced so close like a balmoral...

anyways what a pain!


i just realized i tie a granny knot as well
post #28 of 29
I put the extra waxed laces that come with A-Es into my C&J shoes.
post #29 of 29
wow that granny knot to square knot change has done wonders already, these are staying tied very well!
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