Before removing the midsole & sole, you will need to remove the stitching on the toe cap. Now, as difficult as this might sound, removing the stitching is actually quite simple. All you need to do is have a small flat head screwdriver to do the trick. What you will do first is remove the insole to locate the loose strand of rope. Afterwards, you will pry the stitching on the toe cap. Pull the loose end all the way and then pull the string inside the shoe. For more info, watch the video.