Originally Posted by VLSI
You get used to the bar lacing. You can't just loosen the shoe like normal where you pull the two sides apart. Instead take the side with the lace that's looped and undo it some for 2-3 loops, leaving one side normal length and the other very short.
i have a few pairs of carminas that i've bar laced, but i don't have to loosen them as much since they're not boots/hightops.
took a quick iphone fit pic: