Tip to tie moccasins

4 Ways to Tie Moccasins Described with Pictures

The laces of moccasins can be tough to tie, but what's frustrating is that they somehow seem to untie themselves. For those looking for ways to tie moccasins with as little stress as possible, read this Buzzle post for 4 simple solutions.
Are moccasins and loafers one and the same?
No, absolutely not! Even though they may have similar appearances, moccasins have laces while loafers do not.

Index
  1. Tucked Knot
  2. Single Knot
  3. Double Knots
  4. Spiral Knots
Gaining popularity in today's time, moccasins were first worn by Native American hunters and tradesmen. These soft slip-on shoes are made with a variety of fabrics―suede, cowhide, sheepskin, deerskin, and moose hide. You can choose to wear them around the house, or pair them with any casual attire.

Although the shoes are quite popular with both sexes, there is one issue that some of you may have encountered―the tough task to tie moccasins so they stay intact for a long time. If you ever have or currently are facing this issue, follow the step-by-step instructions on how to tie moccasins in 4 different ways.

Before starting any of the following knots, remember to wet your fingers and run it gently over the laces. As the laces capture some of the moisture off your fingers, they will become a lot easier to handle and ultimately, tie.

TUCKED KNOT

  • Moccasins Tucked Knot Step 1
  • Make a single knot with both ends of the lace.
  • Moccasins Tucked Knot Step2
  • Using either side of the lace, make a small loop.
  • Moccasins Tucked Knot Step3
  • Wrap the other side of lace over the loop you just made.
  • Moccasins Tucked Knot Step4
  • Take the same side of the lace and tuck it under the loop.
  • Moccasins Tucked Knot Step5
  • Keep tucking the lace to pull it through the first knot you had made.
  • Moccasins Tucked Knot Final Step
  • Pull the remaining side of the lace through the center knot to finish.
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SINGLE KNOT

  • Moccasins Single Knot Step 1
  • Make a single knot with both ends of lace; one lace is held with the right thumb and index finger, and the other lace with the left thumb and index finger.
  • Moccasins Single Knot Step2
  • Create two loops with either side of the lace. The end of the right lace will be behind the loop, whereas the end of the left lace comes in front.
  • Moccasins Single Knot Step3
  • Next, use your right middle finger to push the end of the right lace through the left loop. Make sure you hold on to both sides of the lace properly.
  • Moccasins Single Knot Step4
  • As the right lace is being pushed through the left loop, simultaneously, push the end of the left lace through the right loop with your left middle finger.
  • Moccasins Single Knot Step5
  • Slowly, but firmly, pull either side of the lace through the opposite loops; be careful as to not pull the lace all the way through or the knot won't be completed.
  • Moccasins Single Knot Final Step
  • Finally, secure the knot in the center so it can't untie itself. With practice, you will be able to do this knot in less than 3 seconds.
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DOUBLE KNOTS

  • Moccasins Double Knots Step 1
  • This double-knot system is simply a continuation of the single knot.
  • Moccasins Double Knots Step2
  • Hold the two loops―right in right and left in left―and cross them over each other.
  • Moccasins Double Knots Step3
  • Similar to the steps 2 and 3 given in the single knot above, push the lace through the loops.
  • Moccasins Double Knots Final Step
  • To complete the knot, pull either side of the lace to make sure the knot is nice and tight.
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SPIRAL KNOTS

  • Moccasins Spiral Knots Step 1
  • For the spiral knots, first start by making a loop with the right side of the lace.
  • Moccasins Spiral Knots Step2
  • Gently wrap the loose end of the lace around the loop, covering it in a single layer.
  • Moccasins Spiral Knots Step3
  • Keep the loops close to one another so that there are no gaps, and the loop stays secure.
  • Moccasins Spiral Knots Step4
  • Keep going till you reach the top of the loop.
  • Moccasins Spiral Knots Step5
  • Take the end of the right lace and tuck it through the loop.
  • Moccasins Spiral Knots Final Step
  • Follow the same steps on the left side, and your spiral knot is complete.
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While wearing these slip-on shoes, remember that you don't require any socks; however, keeping the socks or omitting them is a personal choice. However, certain moccasin styles do give you the liberty to include socks. On the other hand, if you really wish to wear socks but want to give the impression that you aren't, then go with invisible socks.

And as far as the laces are concerned, you may choose to give all the different knots a chance in order to finalize a knot that suits you best.
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