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.