You probably haven’t thought about how to tie running shoes in a long time. You simply lace them up the way you were taught when you were young and then go out the door. However, there are a number of creative ways to improve the fit of your shoes if you have a black toenail, your heel is slipping, you have a high instep, you have a narrow forefoot, your shoes are too tight, or you have a wide forefoot. Here are more technical explanations of the above techniques:
If that wasn’t enough, you might be actually tying the bow at the top all wrong too! I’m sure everyone has experienced their knot coming untied frequently. This short video from TED shows that simply reversing the knot can make it significantly stronger.
You’ll probably never look at shoes the same again!