Surgeon’s knot

I was shown this knot earlier this summer as a way to secure my boot laces, which were constantly coming untied. My boss, who taught me it, called it the “super knot.” How to make it: (if you tie your shoes with one loop then wrap another loop around it) – pass the loop through a second time. (bunny ears method) – pass one ear though a second time.

I’ve tested this knot for 8 weeks of hiking around in the forests of New Hampshire and it has never come untied. I noticed that Ian’s Shoelace Site has some other recommendations for knots, but I cannot vouch for their security. I know that the Surgeon’s Shoelace Knot works for me.

— Sam Johnson

See Ian’s Shoelace Site for pictures and a clear explanation.