I have a bit of a beef with the new Brooks ST5 (and it’s NOT the hideous colors!). First I will s…

I have a bit of a beef with the new Brooks ST5 (and it's NOT the hideous colors!). First I will say I love the shoe. I had a couple pairs of ST4s and the problem with them is that the laces cut across the top of your foot where they were tied. The ST5 has addressed this with new laces that are an improvement. But the problem is that they made the laces flat. When you make a loop for the bow it will not stand up so you can loop around it. So the whole thing wants to come loose before you can tighten it. I'm sure the laces save 1/4oz. but I'd rather it be easy to tie.

I use this shoe for 1/2 marathons. If it comes loose in a race, you're doomed. You simply can't tie it quickly.

Have you had any shoes you loved with one flaw? How about any shoes that the manufacture ruined when they came out with the next model?