Ah, Knots – a huarache tying decoration

One cool thing you can do with the “extra” lace on your Xero Shoes huaraches sandals is what I like to call “Ah, Knots!”

For those of you who are hip to different knot names, you’ll recognize this as just a bunch of half-hitches tied down the length of the toe strap. This idea came to us from Mark Myers, a.k.a. Barefoot TatMan (bonus points if you know why he has that name and what tatting is).

Mark shows how to do Ah, Knots starting at 8:00 into the video.

After I’ve gotten to the “end” of the toe strap, near my toes, I take any leftover lace and tuck it into the knots on the underside.