Heel slippage?... try this lacing technique.
Instead of crisscrossing all the way up the shoe, run the laces up parallel on the last eyelet. Then cross the laces and pull through the loop you have made. This makes the lacing more snug at the ankle and keeps your heel from slipping.
Top Of Foot Pain? try this Lacing Technique
Instead of crisscrossing all the way up the shoe, run the laces up parallel when you are halfway up, or where the bump on your foot is. Then finish lacing as you normally woul. This makes the lacing leave an opening to give your arch or the sore spot a little more room.