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Amuri Hardware Kit – Complete

4.75 out of 5 based on 12 customer ratings
(12 customer reviews)

4.75 out of 5

Like the lacing system in our Amuri barefoot sandals?

Add the Amuri Lacing System to your DIY Xero Shoes for only $5.99.

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Turn your Xero Shoes Do-It-Yourself kit into a “hybrid Amuri” with this hardware kit.

In fact, you can take any similar product to our DIY kits and Amuri-ize it with this hardware kit 😉

This is all the hardware we use for the Amuri Cloud and Amuri Venture.

Grab an extra pair of laces for the “Amuri look.”

The Complete Amuri Hardware Kit comes with:

  • Two soft, grippy, instantly adjustable Heel Straps. (also available individually, here)
  • Two comfortable, flexible, extra strength Toe Posts (also available individually, here)
  • Four Lace Ends (Lace Ends and Heel Straps are available together, here)

SAVE by getting the Complete Kit, rather than the individual components.

While the photos, below, show the components in various colors, the hardware is all Black and the Heel Straps have a silver/gray webbing and black hardware.


Here’s how you take the FeelTrue® soles from our DIY Kit and “Amuri-ize it:”

Step 1 – Pull the Toe Post through the hole that you punch in the kit (yes, it’ll fit!)

a) Put a lace through the Toe Post and put the ends of the lace in the “Hi-Tech Lacing Tool” (the hair pin we include with our DIY Kits). I’ve made the lace small here, so you can see the whole thing.

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b) Push the Hair Pin through the toe hole you’ve made in your DIY kit’s FeelTrue® sole.

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c) Pull the lace through until the Toe Post is up against the sole.

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d) In a smooth motion (don’t jerk), pull the lace until the toe hole stretches enough for the Toe Post to come through.

Trust me. It works (this is how we make all our Amuri sandals).

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Some people ask if you can feel the Toe Post under your foot…

Well, the bottom of the Toe Post isn’t much bigger than the knot you make for your DIY kit. We haven’t had anyone yet say that it bothers them.

If you do feel it, feel free to experiment with trimming or sanding it down just a bit at a time to get the feeling you want.

2) Step 2 – Lace up your kit, Amuri style

(Clicking on the photos, below, will open them up, larger, in a new window)

a) Here’s the basic lacing pattern. I’ve trimmed the laces in advance so you can see the ends. Don’t trim them yet.

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b) Thread the laces through the Heel Strap hardware, as shown.

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c) Trim the laces as necessary (don’t trim them too short until you’ve worn the shoes and know what the length is that you want), and add the Lace Ends (instructions for adding Lace Ends are below)

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How to attach the Lace Ends

a) Lightly heat the ends of the lace to seal them

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b) Place the ends in the small section of the Lace End

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c) Fold over the Lace End

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d) Press the lace end sections together until they “click” and lock. You may want to use a pliers to help with this step.

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e) Here’s a completed Lace End.

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Average Rating: 4.75 / 5 based on 12 Reviews

Amuri Hardware Kit – Complete
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5
Awesome.

After owning a diy pair of 4mm xeros in brown, I realized I really needed them in black and wanted them to look nice and sleek in black socks for winter wear. The black soles, black cording, and black hardware really makes for a sleek look when matched with black tabi socks and leg warmers. Now my feet are warm, look great, and the comfort of being barefoot with a little bit of protection; exactly what I wanted! 10/10 with the bonus of feeling and looking like a ninja :)

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3
Great addition to DIY kit

Great addition, easy to adjust, fun to put together. However, after 2 1/2 months of use walking on sidewalks and climbing on sandstone rocks, the end of my toe peg has broken off. :(

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5
Great kit- easy peasy

Perfect. I got a DIY hurache kit for me & my husband. He did not like the lacing. I made him this style instead with the hardware & he loves them. Comfy, slip on & off with a finger. I am directionally challenged :) & I put these together in a few minuites. Thank you for having so many options for us DIY folks

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5
Added Comfort

This kit added an extra level of comfort and convenience to my Xero sandal kit. Well worth the $6 and the online instructions are easy to follow. Still working on the perfect adjustment but that is understandable.

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5
Excellent Service

The customer service and quick delivery of this company is outstanding. Plus, they will answer any question.
Thanks Xero Team,
Thomas B

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5
Easier to adjust, fits better!

First, a little background. I'm an early adopter of Xero Shoes, I bought my first DIY 4mm Connect Kit in August 2011 when the company was still named Invisible Shoes. I'm a former Boy Scout, a former US Navy sailor, a current Scoutmaster, a current member of the International Guild of Knot Tyers (yes, such a thing really exists), and I am NOT knot challenged. Over the last five years, I have tried many different lacing systems on my Xero Shoes, and discovered 4 things: 1) I put a lot of miles on my Xero Shoes, and the toe strap knots wear out often, requiring frequently relacing the sandals. 2) My heels don't project to the rear very far, making the correct tension on the heel strap critical to keeping the strap up. 3) My feet change size throughout the day. If I adjust the shoes to fit in the morning, they're too tight in the afternoon. If I adjust the shoes in the afternoon, they're too loose in the morning. 4) While I know lots of knots, I've not been able to come up with a lacing system that balances security and comfort, AND is easy to adjust.

This brings us to the review, I bought two of the Amuri Hardware Kit - Complete and retrofitted two pair of my Xero Shoes DIY Kits (1 pair 4mm Connect, 1 pair 6mm Contact). Best purchase ever. Easy to install, easy to adjust, and that little bead of silicone on the heel strap provides just enough friction to help keep the heel strap up without having to adjusted them as tightly. I will be retrofitting my other DIY Kits soon. If you own any of Xero Shoes DIY Kits, do yourself a favor and get this kit!

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4
Well worth the extra expense!

I bought the DIY kit a few months ago and have quite enjoyed the fit and comfort of the huaraches. What I haven't completely liked, however, is that the front knot in the lace (that faces the ground) wears out and that adjusting the laces for fit is a bit of a to-do. I wore out a knot in about 3 months (it broke during a run, too), which isn't horrible, since the laces are cheap, but then I had to deal with the second part - pulling apart and relacing the huaraches. I'm not sure if it's just because I was failure as a Boy Scout that I have some serious difficulty with lacing, but I find the process tedious and time-consuming. When I relaced, I put about 20 - 30 minutes into each huarache. After all that, it turned out that I laced one of them too tightly and got a nice blood blister between my toes on the next run. I was able to adjust the fit again, but my knot-challenge turned that into a long process.

After the blister, I figured that I should get some more laces. While I was here, I thought I'd look at what else Xero Shoes offers for the DIY kit. For the price, I thought the Amuri kit was worth a shot. Putting the huaraches together was dirt-simple. Even I could do it. I will recommend a pair of pliers to hold the Lacing Tool, but other than that, installation was a snap. The toe post is pretty comfortable. It is a touch thicker than a lace, so it will take a bit of getting used to (for me, about 15 minutes worth of walking). The back strap is also quite comfortable. It will get caught on a pant leg a little more than straight laces, but it also sticks to the skin better, so it's kind of a wash.

Where the Amuri kit really shines, however, is the adjustability of the huaraches. There are only four adjustment points in the entire huarache, as compared with many more with a standard lacing. If the fit isn't right, you can change that easily, even while you're out on a run. I really appreciated that.

I have a strong preference for the 4 mm sole in the DIY kit so that I can get a good ground feel. Further, I don't really like the look of the heel cup on the Amuri sandals themselves. Frankly, I haven't tried them, so maybe it's not a big deal. My personal preference, however, is for as little interaction with the sole as possible, so I'm glad that Xero Shoes offers this kit so that I can upgrade a DIY kit. I plan to get another pair for trail running when the snow goes away. I will definitely buy another Amuri kit at that time. I recommend this kit wholeheartedly.

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5
Just what I needed

I bought th DIY kit, but always had problems with the laces. With this kit i feel the freedom since i installed it.

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5
Super easy to Use

Really easy to install, and makes my Xeroshoes incredibly easy to wear. Intuitive and simple tightening system!

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5
Easy for kids to manage

I bought a DIY kit for my daughter and she often got the laces tangled up trying to get them on and off. I recently upgraded her shoes with the Amuri Hardware Kit and now she can get them on and off and adjust them by herself. Problem solved!

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5
Perfect addition to DIY kit!

If you're like me - love the custom colors and perfect fit aspect of the DIY, but desire the ease of slipping on/off without hassle like the ready-made options - this kit is for you! Since you can place the toe post at the perfect place for YOUR foot, you can ensure a superior, comfortable fit. I love the way this kit looks in the finished product on the foot!

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5
Makes my shoes even better!

I got the DIY kit (with FeelTrue soles) in 2014. I loved them, but I didn't love how often the laces would get loose around the heel. The Amuri Hardware Kit completely solves this problem, because when the laces get loose it's easy to tighten them.

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