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Backpacker Magazine – April 2003

Common Hiking Boot Lacing Techniques...

...From The Experts At Montrail

by: BACKPACKER Editors

PAGE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Square Knot
To tie a square knot, begin with an overhand knot, take the two loops and pass "right over left, then left over right" and you have a square knot. The finished product should have bow loops that point to the sides.




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I have hiking boots with lateral hook lace up the ankle and the hook got caught on the lace of the other boot, sending me flying face first onto the cement walkway. Did anyone else get caught like this with their boots?

bobby
Jan 22, 2011

I have hiking boots with lateral hook lace up the ankle and the hook got caught on the lace of the other boot, sending me flying face first onto the cement walkway. Did anyone else get caught like this with their boots?

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derp

Sarah
Sep 21, 2010

That's a great knot, Ted, but it's not an alternative. What they're demonstrating above is a lacing technique to distribute pressure. You could use Ian's Secure knot with this lacing technique, if you wanted.

Personally, I use a "runner's knot" for all my knots. The "bunny" goes TWICE around the "tree" instead of once... it NEVER slips, but it comes free with a pull of either lace, just like a regular shoelace knot! Brilliant!

Ted
Mar 30, 2010

I would like to offer this knot as a better alternative - the only knot I've been using on my hiking and running/walking shoes since I came across it a couple years ago. It's called Ian's Secure Shoelace Knot:
http://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/secureknot.htm

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