Double Knot Flip Book

Double Shoelace Knot diagram

Also known as the “Shoe Clerk's Knot”, this is a crude method of making a knot “permanent” or for consuming excess lace to keep the ends from dragging. Tie a Standard Shoelace Knot, then tie an overhand knot with the finished loops.

Begin with a completed shoelace bow
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Begin with a completed shoelace bow.
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Cross loops, left (blue) in front.
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Wrap left (blue) loop around back.
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Feed loop through and pull tight.

Finished Knot

Finished Double Shoelace Knot

The finished Double Shoelace Knot is quite bulky, which is helpful for consuming excess shoelace to keep the ends from dragging.

NOTE: For normal activities, the Ian Knot or other standard knots should be quite secure. I believe that many people seek more secure knots because they are, without realizing, tying their shoelaces with an un-balanced “Granny Knot”. Please see my Granny Knot page that discusses this in detail.

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