Before attempting these lacing options, be sure to visit a Footwear etc. to be properly fitted for the right kind of shoe and expertly measured for the right size and width. You should have your foot measured every year as part of proper foot health. These lacing techniques can help fine tune the fit of a shoe. New Balance has compiled a step by step guide of the five most common lacing techniques. If you are having foot problems, please first consult a medical professional.