Why is this hole in the running shoe?

 
Why is this hole in the running shoe?
If you use running shoes, you have likely noticed the extra hole at the top of the shoes. And if you belong to the many who wonder what it is used for - and not least how to use it - or the many who have never even thought about it, well here you get the answer, and the use of if it is quite smart actually.

It is, as you've probably guessed since it is identical to the other holes on the shoe, made for looping your laces back, and tightening the top so your feet don't shuffle around inside.

However, there it is a special way you have to tie the laces to use the idea behind the extra hole - and take full advantage of the running shoes' capacity.

The shoe can be namely be laced in a way so that it sits extra tight on the foot, preventing it from slipping around inside the shoe, which can lead to blisters due to friction.

File this under things you wish you learned a decade ago:



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