The mathematics of lacing shoes
What is the optimal way of lacing your shoes? Good we have university mathematicians to help us with these philosophical issues and present the best solutions:
The criss-cross and straight patterns (left and centre) are strongest, but the bow-tie pattern (right) is the most efficient
I keep it simple and use the criss-cross pattern. What about you? Are you a traditionalist or are you using one of the 400 million other ways of lacing a shoe?