The World’s Fastest Way to Tie Your Shoes, Explained in a 30-Second Video

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July 18 2014 12:38 PM

The World’s Fastest Way to Tie Your Shoes, Explained in a 30-Second Video

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Still from Going Deep with David Rees

People have passed around versions of this method, called the “Ian Knot,” before, but for his new show Going Deep, which goes in-depth into everyday tasks, David Rees went straight to Ian himself. In this exclusive clip, Ian (whose last name is Fieggen) explains how to do it, and shows just how much faster the knot can be.

The result is the same as a regular shoelace knot—it’s just a faster way to do it.

Forrest Wickman is a Slate staff writer.