The Best Way to Tie Your Running Shoes

Banish the granny knot and tie your laces so they won’t come undone.

If your laces come undone during a run, there’s a strong chance you’re tying a granny knot. Granny knots are bad. In the video above, I show you the right way to tie your shoes so they won’t come loose—double-knots not required. The key is to remember “over then under” so you get the two steps done in the proper sequence. Or you could go “under then over,” and that’ll work, too. The chart below breaks down the possibilities.

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