Since 2010

Ian's Shoelace Site

Under the category of how-would-we-have-found-this-out-before-the-internet, I bring you Ian’s Shoelace Site.

I replaced the laces on a pair of my shoes a couple of weeks back, and I’ve been constantly retying the damned things ever since. It turns out I’ve been tying my shoelaces wrong for the best part of 30 years!

Not only that, but I’ve been lacing them up wrongly in the first place as well!

Honestly, this site is amazing. The guy’s got everything - illustrations, recommendations, rankings, FAQs… There’s a lesson about questioning the mundane everyday things to be learnt here as well I reckon.

I’m off to try and break 30 years of muscle-memory.