If your foot is falling asleep in your running shoes, maybe it’s the way you lace them. I spoke with an athlete this morning that was having trouble with the top of his foot falling asleep. He tried loosening his laces but still had the problem.
If you’re having this numbness problem, try straight-bar lacing, also called "Lydiard Lacing" named after the great running coach Arthur Lydiard. I used this method to alleviate top-of-the-foot numbness when I was running intervals on the track. Oddly, the numbness only occurred when I wore a particular brand of running shoe. After I changed lacing methods, the problem dissappeared.