It’s a chore, I admit, if you are doing the laces the contemporary way like this:
But I had learnt the other way of lacing, which greatly helped in a sense that I only need to “loosen” 2 sets of the X portions and wriggle, TA DA! Its fast and it leaves an awesome imprint on the tongue of the boots cos there will always be 2 sets of underlying X thats resting on the tongue;
This is the lacing method that I personally love a lot.
For those of you having problems with doing and undoing the laces, no harm giving this a try!