Ultra-minimalist Hitch

Minimalist Sandal Tying Style - Xero Hitch

Perhaps the simplest tying style for minimalist running sandals there is!

In fact, for some it feels TOO simple

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.

The “Lace Bead”:

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

Tying a Figure-8 knot:

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

Lacing tips:

The basic running sandal tying pattern

Ultra-minimalist Hitch Tying Style

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

4 thoughts on “Ultra-minimalist Hitch

  1. Hey Steven – the end of a shoestring is called an “aglet” (thanks to my daughter’s addiction to the Phineas and Ferb cartoon)

    1. Another winner! 😉

  2. Add three cordlocks and make knots to prevent sliding at ankle holes and it’s also most easily adjustable huarache. You can adjust all three lace sections separately with cordlock, no huarache on markets has such easy adjustability yet… Like this: http://postimg.org/image/g3hxz5r55/6353fb7e/ …but with that better lacing.

    1. Very cool.

      The challenge with off-the-shelf cord locks is how they handle tension under pressure and time.

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