Well, it seems the student had other plans.
The fold-over pull tab makes slipping the Tigers on and off easier, especially with the laces still tied.
It was banned on September 10, 2018, for violating Reddit's content policy regarding violent content.
Reddit was an open source project from June 18, 2008 until 2017.
The forum's users and moderators accused Reddit administrators of having political motivations for the ban.
These in-person meetups are called Global Reddit Meetup Day.