March 8, 2007

How to Tie Your Shoes

Here is a clear depiction of shoe-tying from both a right-handed and a left-handed perspective.

8 comments:

  1. Hey there! Just found this page, and I noticed the video of how shoe laces are tied. Boy oh boy, did I ever have trouble learning how to do that! I still struggle to a point now - I cannot tie them like you have shown in the video, instead I use a slightly different method, but I achieve the same end result.

    The part I could never understand, or do, was the part after the first bow was made and the lace was wrapped around and put through the loop. instead I create two loops, and tie them together. I was nine or ten years old, before I fully understood the concept of tying laces!

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  2. Hi all,
    I've been discoreving that I'm a true left-handed, forced to write with my right hand... I do many things with my left hand, like throw, brush my teeth, open a pot, eat...Now I see this vid I'm a little confused, I want to be sure, the first way to do, on the right shoe, is being right-handed, and the second on the left shoe is being let-handed right?
    Thank you in advance!

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  3. Yes, the first way is generally considered right-handed. However, a lot of lefties seem do it that same way, probably because that's how they were taught.

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  4. I remember I was taught by a right-handed, but by miracle I do it like a lefty. Thank you for your quick answer.

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  5. My daughter is a lefty. She was the first in our family and what a surprise to us all. My first knowledge of her being a lefty was when she figured she was old enough to feed herself. She picked the spoon up with her left hand. I removed it from her left and placed in her right. She put it down and picked it up with her left. That was that. We let her do her left-handed things and tried to provide her with the correct tools, which really wasn't so easy so many years ago. She had a great deal of difficulty with tying her shoes until one day I stood in front of her instead of beside her. It all became so clear to her that she wrote a small essay on how to tie your shoes when you are left-handed. When she wanted to learn to crochet, we did the same thing. We sat facing each other instead of beside each other. She married a lefty and they had two boys, one a left-hander and one a right-hander. So, guess which one had the most trouble figuring out how to tie his shoes? No. Just kidding. Mom knew to reverse her instructions. That was a lesson well learned!

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  6. This is a great post! I cannot tell you how long it took me as a child to learn how to tie my shoes. My rightie parents weren't much help as you can imagine.

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  7. I'm a righty but tie my shoes the lefty way because my father taught me. He's left handed :)

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  8. I was wondering if there is any way to download this video onto a CD?

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