how to tie your shoes and paracord laces so they don't come untied

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  1. kevin

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    That is pretty dang clever, and it only adds one extra twist to what I already do to tie my shoes. Awesome, thanks for sharing.
     
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    I tie my boots that way. My uncle taught me this a few years ago so its been a constant for me. Havent had any come undone yet.

    -Brandon
     
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    This came up on the How You Tie Your Boots thread and I've been using the Ian's Secure Knot (same knot, but tied a little differently to ensure that it stays symmetrical) for a week or so. So far I'm happy with it, seems to stay tied better and it's not really any harder to tie, other than having to relearn something I've been doing since I was 3 :D
     
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    Seriously I need to learn to tie mt shoes all over again..... its a good thing we dont hate around here.

    Looks good to me I will try it with my boots this weekend.
     
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    I use paracord for almost all my shoes and I like this knot, I'll be using it from now on.

    Thanks,
     
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    ever since i started using paracord in my boots... since for some reason my dog likes to eat regular shoestrings.. this is the knot ive used its so simple and NEVER comes undone.. and you can really torque it down.. and to untie just pull on the tag ends and it unfolds.. Great knot
     
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    I guess I'm doing something wrong. I tie mine just like normal except I tuck the extra in the top of my boot. But that's just because I don't like snakes hanging out.
    Does it slip on you guys with just a regular knot?
     
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    Depends on the boot and the laces I think. I have a couple pairs of boots that both like to come untied fairly frequently. So far the Ian's Secure Knot has been working a lot better than a standard knot for the Le Chameau boots I own, the one time I thought it did come untied, I looked down and the knot was still intact after all. The lace had actually just come loose from the speed lacing hooks. I was able to pull hard on it and hook it back around the speed lacers and it stayed tied the rest of the day.
     
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    That is sweet. I always did a kinda double knot to keep mine from coming undone.

    It seems to only be certain laces/cords that don't want to hold a standard knot, this looks like a great solution.

    Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Long laces, looped around the boot, with a square knot in the back, laces tucked in. The only negative I have heard about this is if for some reason you end up in the water and need to get your boots off to swim, I say be able to swim with you boots on.
     
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    Yeah, that's exactly how I do it.
     
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    If you use paracord, especially the real Mil-C-5040H TYPE III that has a tighter braid, for your laces it slips a lot. That knot works great for keeping it tied. Even if you tuck your laces in.
     
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    Thats why I wear overalls
     
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    I have always used a double knot with para cord laces for over 20 years and have never had a problem.
     
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    I add two twists to the standard tie by using a quick release surgeons knot. Keeps it tied very well and also quick release.
     
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    Thanks I needed that!
     
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    Double knot works for me too.
     
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    I got so tired of having to stop and re-tie my kids laces on hikes, I ran them through cord locks and stuck the extra lengths inside. Made it easy on them and me but now I think they don't know how to tie their shoes. This will work great instead. Thanks for the post.
     
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    Every since I discovered this method I have used it to tie any shoe or boot I wear.
    After it becomes a habit, don't even thnk about it any more.
     
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    I did the same as Iz forever and just tucked the loops. Now I just double know them. My boots are side zip though so I only have to do it once.
     
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    I had heard this suggestion on another website before, and some members had commented that using paracord will eventually chew up the eyelets. Anyone have any input on the long-term use as boot lacing?
     
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    My boots always come untyed at work it's a real pain have to try it

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