Everyone owns at least one pair of Converse sneakers. We had them since high school days, they are our convenient go-to shoes for everyday. But have you ever inspected them precisely? If so, you will probably have noticed the two little holes on the side panel of each shoe. They look just like the usual riveted holes for the laces at the upper part of the sneakers but are on a rather odd position. So we asked ourselves: What are these little gaps for?
After some research, we came across different explanations. Two of them seem to be the most meaningful:
The holes are for supplying some extra air to the feet and give them ventilation. Especially when not wearing socks (which are often omitted with Chucks), the little breeze prevents the feet from sweating too soon.
They are actually for lacing. Pulling the laces from the upper to the side part of the feet and then lace it up on top provides additional support. This way allows the shoes to be tighter around the feet. The video explains it all..