Just throwing this out there because I'm curious.
I love everything about my Skora Phases except for one thing: the fit is just too high a volume over my midfoot (not on either side, oddly). I think at least part of this is because I can't get the laces cinched down nearly as much as I want to because Skora used what must be the daintiest loop system I've ever seen. My thought would be to add eyelets as shown below (look for the red dots):
Have any of you ever done this to your shoes before?