What That Extra Shoelace Hole is For + Emoji Keyboard Hack

So I already use those extra shoelace holes in my sneakers. I had read somewhere at some point that tying your shoelaces through those holes means less slippage inside your shoes. I like my sneakers to be tight and snug. Well, turns out I might not have been using these holes to their full potential!

These holes can help prevent black toenails! I mean, what runner doesn’t want to prevent that?

Do you know what that extra shoelace hole is for? Hint: it can help you prevent black toenails!

I learned about this shoelace hack through this Buzzfeed article, where they talk about what that extra shoelace hole is for…and I wanted to share! The more runners who know about it the better :-P

They included a video that shows you exactly how to use those extra holes in order to keep your sneakers tighter around the ankle (heel lock), which leads to less forward sliding of your foot (aka less black toenails):

Mind = blown.

Another random hack:

Did you know if you click command, control and space bar on your computer the emoji keyboard pops up? This might be only for Apple products by the way, but still pretty cool! Whenever I was tweeting online and wanted an emoji I would search for it and copy and paste. 

I also love the little descriptions when you hover over them, like the emoji girl with her arms crossed in front of her face is “face with no good gesture.” 

Just a fun little random post for Friday! TGIF!

Do you use a lot of emojis? I love the crying/laughing face one

Did you know what that extra shoelace hole was for??


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  1. I saw this video go around Facebook but never had the time to watch. Then, our pastor showed it in a sermon at church,LOL. He was talking about how you learn something new about something old! It’s a great tip for those of us who have a hard time finding sneakers that fit perfectly.
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  2. I never use that extra shoelace hole. It makes my feet feel like they’re choking (if that makes any kind of sense!). My toes tend to get numb, so I tie them a little looser and that seems to solve the problem.
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  3. What I did not know that about the emoji bar! Good info indeed. I have seen some stuff about the extra shoelace hole but I am always afraid to mess with my shoes.
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  4. So funny about the lace lock. When I bought a new pair of sneakers maybe 8 years ago the guy told me about this, but I didn’t remember what it was for. I just thought it was to make the shoe tighter around the ankle since I have narrow feet! Thanks for sharing this. And will have to check out the emoji trick!

  5. what?!?!?!?!
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  6. I did not know the emoji trick! Thanks for sharing!
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  7. I did not know what that extra shoelace hole is for until I saw a video last week. Thanks for sharing!
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  8. All new info to me! Thanks for sharing.

  9. Gah! Never knew about the emjoii thing!
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  10. I never knew that those extra holes could help prevent black toenails. My husband has a huge issue, so I’ll be letting him know about this trick.
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  11. I’ve used the heel lock on my shoes forever! Even the slightest bit of heel slipping bugs me. The emoji thing, love it! Very cool.
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  12. I saw this and it is so smart! At my local running store when I was having trouble with blisters they relaced my shoes a new way to help with it–amazing!
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  13. What a cool trick! I’ve always used that extra shoelace hole and had no idea that’s what it’s for!
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  14. Interesting. I never knew the extra shoelace hole was for that use. I have to try it on my next run.

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