16. Converse shoes have a set of holes on their sides too. Most people think it’s for decoration – and we’re not arguing! It does look cool. But they are there to serve a purpose. They maintain a healthy ventilation thus keeping your feet healthy and well, odorless. It is also a popular belief, that since converse shoes were originally crafted for basketball, these holes could have been made to loop laces through them for a tighter, snug fit.