Get knotted

I could never deal with the standard shoelace knot. I think it was the lack of symmetry, combined with my moderate ambidexterity; it was aesthetically unappealing and hard to master.

Hence, for most of my life I have tied my shoelaces with a bunny ears knot. However, the change from habitually wearing trainers to wearing actual shoes has meant the use of slippery, circular cross-section shoelaces. This in turn has led to annoyingly frequent knot slippage.

I suspect that part of the problem is that I was sometimes not tying the bunny ears the same way as the initial knot, and hence ending up with a slip knot. Fortunately, there’s an easy solution—and it’s symmetrical. I now (when I remember) tie my laces with a secure double-bunny-ears knot.

I recommend this secure knot to everyone as an excellent upgrade to the traditional and customary shoelace technology you were taught as a child.