I picked up a new life skill today. I learnt to tie my shoelaces. That’s right, at the age of 31 and thanks to the Internet I learnt to tie my shoelaces properly. I have always wondered why my laces never seemed symmetrical and why they came undone more often than other people’s. It turns out that I have been tying slip knots and I am not the only one. You can learn to fix the problem in less than a second (scroll down to the Fixing an Un-balanced “Slip Knot” section).
Ian’s Shoelace Site has everything you ever wanted to know about shoelace knots and then some.