Dreams about tying something often indicate a fear of change. It can symbolize an attempt to maintain things in their current state, regardless of the consequences that may arise. You may be subconsciously trying to avoid any risks associated with making significant alterations to your life.
Dream symbols of tying shoes, ties or other objects can represent a variety of things. A dream with shoe-tying may be predicting marriage for those who are single. On the other hand, it could mean the commitment to relationships by those in relationships or the effort it takes to keep your current position.