It does - I've been using the technique for years, picked it up when I complained about my squash trainers hurting my feet so took them back to the supplier . . . to be told I didn't know how to tie my shoe laces!
Try this 'lace locking' technique
I agree with runs-with-dogs about the lacing issue.
I see MANY people don't lace up their running shoes properly - there are extra holes on your trainers that if used correctly, form a 'lace locking system'
. . . this means you can tighten the laces to lock your heels in the back of your trainer leaving a little extra room up front . .
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