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Extra Shoelace Hole: Use It to 'Lace Lock' Footwear, Prevent Blisters

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By    |   Wednesday, 13 May 2015 01:37 PM

The mystery of the extra shoelace holes at the very top of tennis shoes has been solved.

According to Self magazine, the extra holes provide the opportunity to create a "lace lock," also known as a "hell lock," that will keep the foot properly seated in the back of the shoe, leaving room for the toes up front.

With the better fit, runners, sports players, and walkers can expect fewer blisters, as the foot's ability to rub against the shoe's interior is drastically reduced with the novel lacing system.

Obviously, the lace lock trick was designed by shoe manufactures years ago, but it had been largely lost from the public consciousness in recent years.

As of Wednesday afternoon, a simple demonstration video posted to YouTube has gone viral on sites like Reddit and other social media — racking up 18 million views since it was posted last month.

When presented with the new info, one commenter joked that he thought the extra holes were "speed holes" — a reference to a classic rib from "The Simpsons."



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