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.
b) Push the Hair Pin through the toe hole you’ve made in your DIY kit’s FeelTrue® sole.
c) Pull the lace through until the Toe Post is up against the sole.
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).
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.
b) Thread the laces through the Heel Strap hardware, as shown.
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)
How to attach the Lace Ends
a) Lightly heat the ends of the lace to seal them
b) Place the ends in the small section of the Lace End
c) Fold over the Lace End
d) Press the lace end sections together until they “click” and lock. You may want to use a pliers to help with this step.
e) Here’s a completed Lace End.