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Thursday, July 08, 2004

the World's Fastest Shoelace Knot

When I eventually put enough subconscious pressure on No Shoes Man to invest in a pair of snazzy brogues, he may well be interested in this - the World's Fastest Shoelace Knot. ("One day, all shoelaces will be tied this way"). Named after it's inventor - Ian - the, um, "Ian Knot" is...
"...perfectly symmetrical; besides looking neat, this also means the laces wear more evenly and thus last longer. With practice, I can now tie my laces in about one third of the time of a conventional knot!
I've given it a go (took me a while, knot-tying is not my forte, I've discovered), but, after a little perserverance, I'm a convert.

[via Jonathan's Liverstone]