Knot Your Shoes Right

There's more than one way to tie your shoes; we show you two practical alternatives. Supplement to our May 2008 issue

April 17, 2008


Use Andrew Burton’s method to turn your moccasins into slip-ons. Andrew Burton

The Burton Method
CW associate editor Andrew Burton has a good way to knot leather laces if you’re going to use your moccasins as slip-ons. View his step-by-step photo instructions here.

A Different-Shaped Bow
Dr. Robert Leviton sails his O’Day 322 Tiiramisu out of Orienta Yacht Club in Mamaroneck, NY. He writes: I am not sure where I learned the trick of the secure shoelace tie; from one of our seasoned yachtsmen or reading a faded copy of Chapman’s, but I feel obliged to share with your readers this simple tie that over the years has kept my laces from falling apart at the most inconvenient of times.

View Robert’s step-by-step photo instructions here.


Write With Your Knots
Do you tie your moccasins with a boring old bow or do you have an innovative way to tie them? Send us digital photos and step-by-step instructions and we’ll post the best ones right here!


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