Tired of retrying your shoelaces every few hours? Can’t stand double-knotting like a 5 year old? Then you need to learn the REEF KNOT!!! Infomercial intonation side, this simple knot has made tying shoes almost feel like more than just an annoying and necessary chore. I have to thank Jesse Thorn, host of “The Sound of Young America“, for introducing this knot in my life with his new vidcast “Put This On“. What’s incredible is how easy it is to do. You basically do the Granny knot as you always do (you know the rabbit ears, etc), and instead of looping in a counter-clockwise motion you do it the opposite of what you normally would do it. If that sounds a bit complicated here’s a video to break it down for you:
So learn the technique and spread the info. We need to send the Granny knot into obsolescence.