Make your own Sandals - DIY huaraches

Make your own sandals, Janice style ;-)

Our Customer Happiness Manager, Janice, has been on a roll, creating new DIY sandal designs. This latest was inspired by our Z-Trek sandals. It uses the “loop” idea from this sandal, and the Heel Strap from our Amuri sandals. Remember, when you make a kit that has laces touching the ground (like the outside edge […]

How to Adjust the Xero Shoes Sandals for a Perfect Fit

To get a just-right fit for your sandals, follow the instructions below. And if you need more help, feel free to reach out to our Customer Happiness Team at 303.447.3100 or For all of our sandals, you want to aim for “snug but comfortable.” Z-Trek and Z-Trail sport sandals Cloud, Genesis (and Venture) huarache-style […]

Pat's Xero Loop Barefoot Sandal tying style

Barefoot Pat’s Xero Loop Variation

Pat made a tweak to the Xero Loop style that you may like. His video is in French (with a couple of English words tossed in, like “slip on” 😉 ) First, a few tying tips and notes: Tying the Lace knot: This is the knot we most commonly use, especially with our 100% polyester […]

Ande's Barefoot Sandal Tying Style #1

Ande’s Blinged out Tying #1

Ande has a fun, funky no-toe, no-thong tying style. (Actually, she has two, and this is the first). Note the added bling with beads

Uber-Ultra Minimal to the Max

Okay, it doesn’t get more minimal than this (hence the name). Arguably, this is even more minimalist than the Ultra-Minimalist Hitch since there’s no knot. Our first customer service manager, Bill Babcock, came up with this idea, and he uses it for running 100+ miles/week. To make this style, you’ll need 2 “Crow Beads” (available […]

How to wear huaraches barefoot sandals

Barefoot Sandals, Triathalons, and Speed

I got a call today from someone asking: I’m a triathlete, and I love the idea of barefoot running, or using your sandals… but how quickly can I put these on and then run with them? The time to transition between biking and running is important to me. And once they’re on, will they fall […]

Lee Chase's Barefoot Sandal Tying Method

Lee Chase’s “Extra Comfy” Huarache Tying Style

Lee Chase developed this variation of one of the tying styles on the Tying page. The only thing I’d do differently: Take the end of the lace and put it back through the half hitches to lock it in place. First, a few tying tips and notes: Tying the Lace knot: This is the knot […]

A lacing tip for your Xero Shoes

Here’s a fun lacing tip/trick you can use with your Xero Shoes. Basically, it’s making a “lacing loop” out of a small section of our new laces or using our toe loops. There are two reasons you may want to do this: 1) It’s a cool decorative element (especially if you use a different color […]

A new huarache sandal tying style

Foot tattoos and barefoot sandals

On Facebook, Sarah asked: I’m getting the tops of my feet tattooed and need to find a way to tie them so that none of the laces touch the top of my feet! My big toe too! I figure a loop over my 2nd and 3rd toe….but anyone have tying suggestions for the heel? I […]