PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Whether walking, running or playing… your first step is lacing.
“You’ve got the classic bunny ears,” said Roy Mathen of Graduate Hospital.READ MORE: Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw Claims She's Not Resigning, Despite Rumors Saying She Might Become New York City's Top Cop
“Right over left, that’s how I was taught,” explained C.J. Angry.
Most of us mastered the art of tying our shoe laces by kindergarten, or so we thought. Now, a new study suggests we’re doing it all wrong.
In a series of experiments, the bunny ears technique resulted in “catastrophic knot failure.”READ MORE: Man Shot During Attempted Double Carjacking In Holmesburg Section, Police Say
Researchers blame “cyclic impact loading” as well as the “inertial effects of the swinging laces.”
Basically, the impact of our shoes against the ground loosens the central knot, while our leg’s swinging motion leads to the laces slipping out.
So, how can we avoid the inevitable unraveling?
According to the study, a square knot, created by crossing the left lace over the right, then the right loop over the left is your best bet.MORE NEWS: 'It Would Destroy My Emotions To Not Come Back': Parents, Students Speak Out Against Philadelphia School District's Lottery Process