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Better Bow Knot

Similar to the regular shoelaces knot, use this version to tie your shoelaces (or string bikini) and never worry about having it come undone. Unties with a simple tug on a free end. Great for kid’s shoes.

Better Bow Knot

Better Bow Knot Tying Instructions

  • Begin as if tying the standard shoelace knot with an overhand knot.

  • Make a loop on one side.

  • Now wrap two times around the loop. Be sure to wrap both these turns around the end of your thumb or finger.

  • Form a second loop at the end of the line you made the wraps with and push it through the space made by your thumb or finger while making the wraps.

  • Pull both loops in opposite directions.

  • Tighten and adjust loops.

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