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Do you tie your shoes, or tuck the strings?

Asked by ibstubro (18773points) May 28th, 2014
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I’m currently doing both, hence the question.

Depends on the shoes.

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chyna's avatar

Double knot as strings are usually too long for me.

Coloma's avatar

I do not own any shoes with laces. I only wear sandals and boots. I walk in my all terrain hiking/river sandals instead of walking shoes. I hate tennis shoes. I bought a pair of running shoes a few years ago and wore them once. Since I like to walk natural trails I want my river sandals so I can get my feet wet and not have to mess with shoes and socks.

talljasperman's avatar

My mom ties my shoes for me… I skip into my runners and keep the shoe laces intact… I haven’t seen my mom since October 2012.

Judi's avatar

I tease that I never learned to tie my shoes since my laces always come untied. My 8 year old grandson thinks it’s hilarious.

filmfann's avatar

I tie my shoes. So often on this website, I am in the minority, sometimes for the silliest things.

Judi's avatar

I try @filmfann!

zenvelo's avatar

I tie my shoes too.

If I have long laces like running shoes or sneakers or hiking boots, I will double knot them. But I tie my shoes.

I could never tuck the laces into the shoes, that would be as bad as having a small rock in your shoe, or a wrinkle in your sock.

My feet are sensitive.

Seek's avatar

I avoid laced shoes.

Mimishu1995's avatar

I tie my shoes too, when I wear my trainers.

Like @ibstubro, it depends on the shoes.

cookieman's avatar

Over, under, around, bunny-ears… done.

wildpotato's avatar

How does this lace-tucking thing work? For solo use, no tie involved, that is. Wouldn’t they just loosen immediately?

I double knot when I tie. I tuck the laces inside after I take my shoes off, to avoid getting them all mucked up.

johnpowell's avatar

I have been using this method for around the last decade.

stanleybmanly's avatar

tied double knot

ibstubro's avatar

@wildpotato the over-stuffed or padded shoes will stay on your feet untied. I have a pair of Air Jordans that don’t require tying or tucking the string in deep.

ragingloli's avatar

I just tie them maybe once a month, and then they stay tied, and I just slip in and out of the shoes.

elbanditoroso's avatar


Burying the laces is insulting to the lace manufacturer.

downtide's avatar

I tie them. I did try the tuck-in thing a few times but I always end up with the hard end of the lace under my foot somewhere and its uncomfortable to stand on them.

dxs's avatar

I do both. When it tuck the strings in my shoes, I tie them in a knot first.

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LuckyGuy's avatar

I double knot my shoes but have them tied loose enough so they slip on and off easily . I wear only socks at home and at the office.

ibstubro's avatar

Loose tie/slip on is the easiest, I have to admit, and always my goal when buying tie shoes.

Buttonstc's avatar

The shoes I wear most often have two Velcro strips across the top. Easy peasy.

ibstubro's avatar

I bought a pair of vintage (read, used) Nike recently that have permanent rubber band grid built into the shoes in place of laces. They feel much like wearing house slippers.

rojo's avatar

Tie ‘em. unless they are Tevas in which case I just let the velcro do its’ thing.

VenusFanelli's avatar

I tie the laces on shoes.

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