From the "you can find everything on the internet" department, here’s a great site for Geekdads to use to keep teaching your kids how to tie their shoes exciting (via Neatorama): Ian’s Shoelace Site is a website dedicated to the in-depth (one might say "Geeky") study and review of some of the supposedly trillions of ways it is possible to tie your shoe laces. For example, Ladder Lacing:
This distinctive lacing, which looks just like a ladder, is also useful for "shortening" long lace ends. U.S.
paratroopers and ceremonial guard units wear jump boots with white ladder lacing.