(From an article by Joe Ellis, D.P.M)
There are few among us who consider the lacing of a running shoe an important function. Nearly all of us lace our running shoes the same way we learned to lace our school shoes when we were 5 years old. You remember: starting at the toes, you crisscross the laces until you reach the top of the shoe. Then you tie a bow.
But just as one shoe won't meet every runner's needs, neither does the crisscross and tie method work effectively for all runners. Certainly, you can tie your shoes in a conventional way; but specific lacing methods can help you deal with specific biomechanical problems.