Tying shoes – really!

The fun of traveling includes the fun of planning. Since our next big trip involves many months and the seasons summer, fall, and winter and we intend to go carry-on, I have been haunting the packing sites for advice. On one I found a rabbit hole about how to properly tie one’s shoes. Well, my lovely mother had done her parental duties when I was a child and did teach me to tie my shoes, but my bows were always a little catawampus and never sat on my shoes in a stylish manner.  Well, since I had purchased a pair of hiking/water shoes that are super cute for the trip, I jumped merrily down that rabbit hole!

Ian’s Shoelace Site, https://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/tying.htm, will tell you way more about tying shoes than you ever thought you needed, wanted or could know. I did manage to avoid exploring the entire rabbit warren of the site and learned how to tie my shoes so the lace sits horizontally across my shoes and makes me look like I know how to put together an outfit! 20181023_091428It may seem like a small thing, but I have always been envious of people who could tie a bow that looked like a bow – on shoes, in scarves, whatever. Now I can! And, I don’t need to worry about embarrassing other travelers from Ohio by looking like we can’t tie our shoes neatly. I will likely set a low bar in many other areas, but at least my shoes look good!

“There is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing.” —Scandinavian proverb, attributed to Roald Amundsen, first man on the South Pole.

1 thought on “Tying shoes – really!”

  1. My kids have found that site (or ones like it) and tie their shoes in all kinds of interesting patterns. Stylish, indeed! Fun to be creative with something so mundane.


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