Barefoot Pat’s Xero Loop Variation

Pat's Xero Loop Barefoot Sandal tying style

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 laces.

How To Make Barefoot Running Sandals - Tying the Toe Knot


The “Lace Bead”:

This is the smallest “knot” you can make for your Xero Shoes.

How to Make Tarahumara Huaraches - Lace Bead - Xero Shoes


Tying a Figure-8 knot:

If you have our original laces with the nylon core, you’ll want to use this knot.

How To Make Tarahumara Huaraches - Figure 8 Knot - Xero Shoes


Lacing tips:

Barefoot Running Sandal Lacing Tip - Huaraches Barefoot Shoes - Xero Shoes


The basic running sandal tying pattern

How to Tie the Basic Huarache Running Sandal Tying Pattern


Barefoot Pat’s Xero Loop Variation

Barefoot Pat Huaraches Tying Style

Notice that he also found it more comfortable to move the toe hole forward about 1/4″-1/2″.

This shows how flexible the huarache concept is; find what’s best for you and enjoy!

Step-by-Step instructions coming soon!