Hidden Shoelace knot?
I assume you're talking about Display Shoe Lacing? I wore some suede shoes like this for a while, and I agree with the website they were harder to tighten. Also, they were hard to untie because the knot was down under the vamp. I wore them like these because there were only 4 pairs of holes, I thought it looked weird with my weird combination of Criss Cross Lacing and Over Under Lacing (basically Criss Cross, but with bottom bar outside instead of inside). I have since moved to true Criss Cross Lacing, and I did notice that there are marks in the suede where the lacing using to be, but I think that's true anytime you change lacing patterns.