Gone are legal incandescent lightbulb sales. Calligraphy is a thing of the past. Analog clocks with hands are now a novelty decoration. Next on the chopping block could be shoe tying. A whole generation of children is growing up now without ever learning to tie a shoe. It seems ridiculous, but it's true.

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Many people thought velcro would be the end of shoelaces, but it was only the beginning of the end. Consumers have become disenchanted with velcro wearing out or pulling off when threads weaken. Stretch laces and step-in shoes have taken over. Soon, tying a shoe will be something kids have to look up on you-tube videos.

What is the Best Way to Tie Shoes in Idaho?

There’s the bunny ear approach. A more cutesy way to tie a lace, but it is effective.

More common in the informal office poll is the loop, swoop, and pull.

Either way will get the job done, but both are in danger of becoming obsolete. There are plenty of options for shoes with no laces or velcro at all. Either fashioned with a long elastic chord or just stretchy fabric all over, shoe styles are quickly changing.

There are shoes now that don’t even have to be held to put on.

Pretty soon we will all be walking in footwear like on ‘Back to the Future’.

The world may be to a point where Luddites got it right. Technology may end civilization.

Let’s all sing a song that will be in the nostalgia category on Jeopardy someday. The answer: An informative ditty starring an underwater creature explaining an ancient footwear fastening technique. Question: What is the SpongeBob Squarepants ‘Loop De Loop’ Song?

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