indeed as ANS says, there was an article in RW a while back that described different lacing styles... there were various methods of lacing so that the pressure was more evenly distributed rather than what can happen with traditional lacing where it's very tight at the top but still a little loose at the bottom.
For the record, ever wondered what the two, close together eyelets at the top of your running shoe were for? Well look at the last method on the page and you'll find out!
I got this from an Aussie in my local running shop, when you've fed the laces through the two loops you've made you use a "sawing" motion to tighten, then the loops stop the laces from coming loose!
I'm sure that a week ago I'd would have ignored this thread, but as I am now suffering from a very painful blister, I'm tending to take it very seriously. In fact, I am even considering taking the weekend off from running....................Anyone any advice on how to avoid that?