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 original Amuri Cloud and Amuri Venture.
Grab an extra pair of laces for the “Amuri look.”
The Complete Amuri Hardware Kit comes with:
- Two super soft, silicone Heel Tubes. (also available individually, here)
- Two comfortable, flexible, extra strength Toe Posts (also available individually, here)
- Four Tensioners
- Four Lace Ends (Lace Ends and Tensioners are available together, here)
SAVE by getting the Complete Kit, rather than the individual components.
There are 2 sizes of the Amuri Hardware Kit:
- Small, if your feet are less than 9.5 inches long (not a SIZE 9.5… a LENGTH of 9.5″) or 240mm
- Regular, if your feet are larger than 9.5 inches or 241 mm
While the photos, below, show the components in various colors, the hardware is all Black.
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 ankle holes, and then through the Tensioners. Make sure the “teeth” of the tensioners are pointing “down” (so they grip the lace).
c) Thread the laces through the Heel Tube. You’ll probably be able to slide the first pair through, but you may need to push the 2nd pair through with a chopstick or small screwdriver. You can also use the Hair Pin to pull the 2nd lace through.
d) Thread the laces through the Tensioners
e) 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.