This is a topic that some people might try to dismiss but I think it has been brushed under the carpet long enough and needs to be addressed. As a society we need to finally figure out at what point a person is at their peak for tying their shoes. I have seriously wondered about this for years but there have been no experts to answer my question. I have not seen any scientific studies addressing this topic and if you thought the government's response was slow for Hurricane Katrina then you would really be disgusted with how little they have done to promote shoe tying efficiency.
It's obvious that little kids struggle and are slow when they first learn how to tie their shoes but they get faster with time. The elderly are usually slower with their diminished motor skills so there is obviously a middle area when a person exhibits the maximum speed and efficiency. I think it would be beneficial to everyone if we could pinpoint the exact time an adult starts the down hill trend of being less efficient at tying their shoes. This could be labeled as a major turning point in one's life. Thankfully, the contest I had last week with my kids confirmed that I am still in my prime.
My personal opinion is that top performance is achieved in the late 20's, although I think I'm still lightning fast for being twice that age. Take some time this week to discuss this issue with your family. I hope I'm not the only person who is concerned about this topic and am willing to do something about it.