Garmology podcast: It’s knot science – With Ian Fieggen, aka Professor Shoelace

One of the most fundamental pieces of human knowledge is tying knots, and even more so when it comes to our footwear. Lacing and tying shoes is something we learn at an early age and most of us use this knowledge daily all our life. My guest today is Ian Fieggen, self-styled Professor Shoelace, inventor of better knot and keeper of the definitive website for lacing and tying. We talk about how this came about, what knots mean to him, which knots for what purpose, why it matters how you lace your shoes, teaching knots to children, and how even James Bond can’t tie his granny knot right.

You can find Ian on Instagram as  @profshoelace and Ian’s Shoelace Site at

And remember, while you can listen to the episode right here on the webpage (all episodes on the Garmology page), for the best experience, the podcast is also available on all the usual podcast sites, like Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google Podcasts etc., just search for Garmology. This is very handy for listening via your phone while walking the dog, driving, cooking, or whatever activity you do where you want to listen to people talk about stuff.

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