Ultra-minimalist Fisherman

Ultra-minimal barefoot sandle tying style

Similar to the Ultra-minimalist Hitch style, it’s a single lace barefoot sandal tying pattern. Add a Fisherman’s knot and you have something comfy, without a knot at the top of your foot.

Once you get the tension just right, you slip ’em on and off in a second. People use this tying style for everything from walking to running marathons.

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


Ultra-minimalist Fisherman Tying Style

(this video was made with our old name, from our old site, Invisible Shoes)

Minimal Tying for Tarahumara Huaraches Barefoot Shoes (version 2)

Step-by-Step instructions coming soon!