I wasn’t aware that there are certain ways to lace up running shoes to meet the specific needs of your feet. Not only is having a good running shoe important, but the way that you lace them up can also add the support needed for your foot type.
If you have an average foot type then you can stick with the traditional criss-cross lace up. This is the most common way to tie a shoe and just means the laces cross over one another as you work up the shoe.
For the narrow foot, it helps to have a snug fit over your mid-foot. This can be be achieved by doubling the laces half-way up the shoe by using a loop-lacing lock.
Wide feet need more room to breath, therefore, begin by lacing the shoes up the side and then criss-crossing towards the top. This method will allow for more room.
People with narrow heels can experience the heel slipping in their shoe. You can help ensure a snug fit by lacing your shoe with the criss-cross method but tie a loop-lacing lock on the very last eyelets.
I have average feet so the regular criss-cross lace up works fine. If you are unsure or just can’t get the right fit, a good running shoe store should have experts available to help you. You can learn more about the loop-lacing lock and get visuals by visiting: How to Lace Your Shoe.