How To

How to Tie a Shoe

Learning how to tie your shoes is a rite of passage for many young children. It’s a skill that seems simple enough but can take time to master. So whether you’re a parent teaching your child or looking to learn yourself, we’ve got you covered with this comprehensive guide on how to tie a shoe.

Step 1: Start with a basic knot

Begin by creating a basic knot. Take one lace and create a loop with it. Then, tie the other lace around the circle, creating a knot. Make sure that the knot is tight but not too tight. You should still be able to move the loop up and down the lace.

Step 2: Create bunny ears

Next, take each lace and create a “bunny ear” by making a loop with each lace. Hold the loops between your thumb and the first two fingers.

Step 3: Cross the bunny ears

Cross one bunny ear over the other. It doesn’t matter which one you cross first.

Step 4: Tuck one bunny ear under the other

Take the bunny ear on top and tuck it under the other bunny ear.

Step 5: Pull tight

Pull both bunny ears in opposite directions until the knot is tight.

Step 6: Repeat

Repeat the process until the knot is secure and your shoes are tied!

Tips and Tricks:

When teaching a child how to tie their shoes, it can be helpful to use different colored laces to help them distinguish between the two laces.

Practice, practice, practice! Tying your shoes is a skill that can take time to master, so don’t be discouraged if you don’t get it right away.

If you have trouble keeping the bunny ears in place, try holding them with your other hand while you cross them over each other.


Learning how to tie your shoes is a skill that is essential for everyday life. By following these simple steps and practicing regularly, you’ll easily tie your shoes. Remember, it may take time to master, but don’t give up! You’ll soon tie your shoes like a pro with patience and practice.