Xero Shoes Toe Loops

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Want to replace your DIY “knot” with the Toe Loops? Grab a pair here!

NOTE: Sold in pairs (1 item is 2 toe loops) and only available in Black.
Xero Shoes Amuri Toe Loops
Want something stronger than the “Toe Knot” in your Xero Shoes Do-It-Yourself kit?
Or, do you want to make it easier to swap out your laces with different colors?
Then use a pair of the Toe Loops from our Cloud and Genesis sandals.

They're made of comfortable, flexible, super-strong polyester lace injection molded onto a nylon disc (with our logo on the bottom), and have been tested to withstand over 50kg of force, so they’re secure.

Some people ask if you can feel the Toe Loop’s disc under your foot… Well, the bottom of the Toe Loop isn’t much bigger than the knot you make for your DIY kit, so you shouldn’t notice it. If you do feel the disc, feel free to experiment with trimming or sanding it down just a bit at a time to get the feeling you want.

Fitting Toe Loops

Here’s how to fit the Toe Loops...

(For 6mm DIY soles you'll need to push quite hard. Alternatively you can fit the lace in the toe loop and use it to pull the toe loop through the the hole, or you can make a slightly larger hole.)

Once you’ve added the Toe Loop, lace up your sandals however you like. Our favourite is a "traditional" huarache-style sandal pattern, like this variation of the "Ultra-minimalist Hitch" done with both strands of the lace instead of only one…

… or experiment with other tying styles, or have fun and make up your own!

Also, you can add backstraps and lace ends to make a DIY version of our Cloud or Genesis sandals.
  1. Convenient and comfortable Review by Hannah


    These loops massively improve the DIY sandals. I had issues with the laces from the kit chafing my feet in the standard lacing style, so I replaced them with shoelaces from an old pair of running shoes, which immediately fixed the problem. However, the knot on the bottom of the shoe would wear out quickly, which meant I frequently had to undo all the lacing for the sandal, pull a bit more lace through the hole, and retie the knot. These loops are a lot more durable. They're even less noticeable under the toes than the standard knot.

    I still use the standard lacing style but instead of having a knot under the shoe, i put the lace through the Amuri loop and tie it next to the main top of foot knot. Having two knots on top of the foot hasn't caused any problems and means it is easy to adjust the tension of the front of the shoe without undoing the rest of the lacing.

    These loops don't seem to be as durable as the soles. After 300km of running, mostly on stony paths and gravel, the disks have worn very thin, while my 6mm soles look ok except for the tread wearing down under the ball of the foot. It might be worth ordering an extra set with your DIY kit.

    Tip: the easiest way to get the Amuri toe loop through the sole is to put the lace through the loop, pass both ends of the lace through the hole (using the hairpin method) and then pull on the lace to get the toe loop through. (Posted on 24/10/2019)

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