You learned how to tie your shoes sometime around kindergarten. But that doesn't mean it's the best bind for your running sneakers. (These 14 awesome kicks will help you conquer the outdoors this summer. Check out our 2014 Running Shoe Guide.)

In fact, if you've ever tripped over a rogue lace or found yourself retying your shoes during a run, you're probably lacing up all wrong. There's a better way to do it, according to Jeff Dengate, Runner's World shoes and gear editor. It's called the reef knot, and it only gets tighter as you run. (Read about these 5 common running shoe claims before buying your next pair.)

Check out the technique in the video below, and remember that laces are laces, so it will work on any kind of shoe that requires tying.

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