So THAT’S What The Extra Shoelace Hole Is For On Running Shoes

You know those extra little shoelace holes at the top of your running shoes? It turns out that those holes serve quite an important function, and aren”t just speed holes like 12-year-old me thought.

Instead, they are used when tying a “heel lock” or a “lace lock,” a knot that is used to keep the ankle and heel area nice and tight without having to tighten the whole shoe. If you”re tired of getting blisters on your heels when you go running, walking, or hiking, then this pro tip is just for you.

(source Illumiseen)

If you live by the “tie your laces the first time and just slip your feet in and out every other time” method, then this tip is definitely not for you. However, for those of you who are avid runners, give this a try. Your feet will thank you.

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