Today in 'Huh, I never knew that', we bring you the news that those extra holes in the side of your Converse actually have a purpose. That's right, they're not just a little design quirk - the clever kids at Converse actually have two very specific purposes for them. Up until this point, you've probably been staring at your Converse dumbfounded, unsure of what to do with those holes in the side. I know I have.
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Okay, since , but it feels like forever, right? But there's one thing you never knew about them Sure, the side holes on your Converse allow the shoe to "breathe," making sure your feet don't stank if you opt to go sans sock, but they also have a different purpose. So what else can you do with those two random holes on the side of the shoe that look as if your supposed to put your laces through there? As it happens, you're supposed to put your laces through there. Get ready 'cause that weird side hole is coming into play now.
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If you've ever owned a pair of Converse sneakers, you've probably noticed two tiny holes on the side. Aside from their odd location, these small silver rings could almost be identical to the ones used for your shoe laces. But, according to a few theorists, these two holes aren't so much for aesthetic purposes as they are for functionality. Some say the holes allow your feet to breathe easier. Walking and other activities may cause your feet to sweat and swell, but these holes increase ventilation. Another theory is that the holes do act as another option for lacing up those sneakers. If the shoes don't fit properly, you can easily tighten up your shoes by using these two holes. Take a look at how Youtuber Sarah Barlow tied her laces. See Gallery. More from AOL.
OWNERS of Converse trainers might have noticed that every pair has extra lace holes located on the side of the shoe and there are actually two reasons why they exist. Although the two holes might look like a unique design idea that just make the trainers stand out from the crowd, they do actually have a more practical purpose. As many trainer wearers will know, if you're walking around a lot, your feet can become hot and sweaty, so the first use of the holes is to help ventilate.