Are you aware that when you can’t reach your sneakers because of a newly formed and ever growing stomach that you tend to tie it differently?
Take note at what I’ll call the “good sneaker” photo at left. Note it’s clean, precise knot and also how it’s tied with the bow placed perfectly center due to graceful bending at the waist thus the scientific center of gravity.
Now note that in the example on the right, which I will refer to as “bad sneaker.” Notice a much looser knot that is skewed to the side of the shoe due to folding the knee and leg over a stationary leg to gain proper reach.
In conclusion– the next time you see someone with their shoe knot askew OR if they have velcro ties instead of laces, you will know that they cannot touch their toes.