I used to think that was a problem until I realised that to fix it all you need to do is drag the bar into yourself and pull yourself behind the bar.
You'll take the skin off your shins but you'll have the bar exactly where it needs to be.
Get into position with slightly lower hips. Your knees will drift forward a little. Don't worry. Pull the bar into your shins and your shoulders behind the bar (just like for sumo, really). Point your ribcage at the floor and push off the floor keeping that position and pulling the bar into your legs. Once the bar is moving, then you start to stand up and push your hips through (for me its usually just past mid-shin by this point).
For my the biggest thing to make this work to is to imagine pulling the bar on a path at an almost 45 degree angle to the floor keeping my weight behind it.
Also get some long, thick socks.
EDIT: makes sense with the strap use, BTW. Maybe hook grip then?