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August 25, 2005

World's best shoelace knot website


It was created by one Ian Fieggen, a computer programmer and graphic designer from Melbourne, Australia.

Justin Rude featured the site in a story in Sunday's Washington Post.

This cornucopia of everything shoelace–knot–related features "25 lacing styles and 15 different knots, complete with illustrated instructions and a list of pros and cons for each method," wrote Rude.

Fieggen himself opts for "simplicity, functionality and efficiency."

Boy, doesn't that remind me of someone I know. But I digress.

I think Ian and I may have something in common — consider this quotation from the story: "What really annoys me is when people comment that 'This guy has too much time on his hands. This obviously comes from people who have never done a good deed for anyone else."

Yes, we both get that comment a lot but the difference between Ian and me is that he gets really annoyed whereas I, in my doltishness, simply giggle.

Hee hee.

Tell you what: show up at school or work with the checkerboard lacing at the top of this post and people will look at you in a whole different light.

They might even have to wear shades — or give you theirs.

August 25, 2005 at 10:01 AM | Permalink


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Looks like too much tension on the ol' instep there...those of us with high arches are already in pain.

Posted by: ScienceChic | Aug 25, 2005 9:14:21 PM

Great site. I cite this as a teaching exhibit on writing directions for my technical writing students at UMCP.

Faves include the paratrouper lacing styles and the nursery rhyme helpers like, "Bunny jumps over, Bunny runs under."

Posted by: Mb | Aug 25, 2005 10:41:43 AM

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