Here's What Those Two Holes On Your Converse Are For.

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If you have ever owned a pair of Converse Chuck Taylor shoes, you may have noticed the two holes on the side panels. People on the internet have made it a point to investigate why the holes are there. What seems to be random decorative holes, actually have a very specific purpose for being there.

Aside from allowing your feet to breathe when you are not wearing socks, the holes are also meant to be used for “bar lacing.” This method allows your shoes to be tighter around your feet. Take a look at this step-by-step tutorial. You can share this trick with all of your family and friends.


The two holes in the popular canvas shoes have a specific purpose.

The Converse trick you didn't know about.

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Bar Lacing allows you to make your shoe fit tighter. Unlace the first two sets of holes at the top.

Here is how you do it.

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Pull one lace from one end and pull it across to the first hole near the toes. Pull it back into the second hole.

Rework the lace pattern.

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Take the lace and pull it through to the opposite hole. Take the other end of the lace and pull through the same hole.

Pull it into the hole twice.

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After you pulled the two laces out together, continue lacing one across and criss cross. This leaves one lace with one cross over only.

Lace the shoe in the original method.

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Here is what it looks like after you are done. A more snug and stylish casual look.

You can do this trick with all of your converse shoes.

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