Xero Basic

barefoot sandal tying – Xero Basic

This is the tying style we use for our Custom-Made Xero Shoes.

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


Xero Basic Tying Style

How to Tie Huaraches Barefoot Running Sandals - Xero Shoes


Same thing, reversed image

How to Tie Xero Shoes Basic Huarache - Left Foot

Barefoot Sandal TyingClick here to download step-by-step instructions for the Xero Basic.