On a caper, begin running, only to notice *damn*, your shoes are untied? Even if this has never happened to you, it could be fatal if it did. Thanks to Lifehacker, it doesn’t have to.
By simply altering the direction of the first loop you make when tying your shoes you can produce a neater knot that is less prone to coming untied. If the Reef Knot caught your eye, you may want to check out another interesting knot we’ve covered: the “world’s fastest shoelace knot, a.k.a. the Ian Knot.