Whoa, I need to memorize one of those. I was starting to consider not getting normal tennis shoes for my next shoes due to specifically the lack of fashion in the laces. But this quite a revelation here.
I think I've seen something like this before, but at a different site. A quick search turned up http://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/lacing.htm -- if you like this, there are lots more there, with basic info on each type of lacing.
Interesting, neat to see some people come up with creative ways of doing fairly mundane things. I actually like that zipper design the checkerboard looks fairly uh... non functional from a wearing the shoe perspective.