I own different shoes like Adidas track shoes using drawstring laces and Sperry Boat Shoes that uses leather laces. (Pardon me if I wrongly describe the facts-)
Frankly speaking, I’m not too good at tying tight shoelace knots after so long. Usually I would tie a butterfly knot and then do a knot to finish up as a double knot, and sometimes it takes a fairly long time to tie it (I don’t know how long people take on average to tie good shoelaces, I take 15s for normal shoes. I usually don’t retie my knots before I depart for another journey unless they already came undone from a previous trip. I simply slot in my feet in and somehow I can always do it efficiently.
This way of tying suffices for normal drawstring laces for shoes like Adidas but doesn’t really work for tying Sperry laces. “Doesn’t really work” means it tends to go undone in the midst of travelling and a possible reason I would give is that they are shorter than average and don’t really grip too well. The fact that I do occasional sprints in hope of catching a leaving train or bus might cause the laces to come undone too, I don’t know.
However, my main question would be in the midst of travelling, especially when you are going to reach a destination where your shoes will be removed for a long time and you are only 5 minutes away from your destination, me being a lazy person would not want to go into a corner and spend 15s (and let everyone know that I take long to tie “simple” shoelaces). Is there a quick fix to the situation to temporarily prevent the laces from coming undone and being stepped on before I reached my next destination. This problem happens occasionally for the drawstring laces of Adidas, but happens very often for my Sperry shoes.
I welcome any answers relating to add-ons to my shoes, alternative tight and quick tying methods that can apply to a particular type of shoe, preferably those that can be applied to any shoe that I mentioned and solutions tackling some other reasons that might cause my shoelace to come off.