Strap modification

As a follow-up to our last post about not tightening your sandals too much we wanted to show this slight modification on lacing your sandals. A few people have mentioned that if they loosen the sandals to where it is comfortable between the toes then the heel strap slips down. Usually the cause of the pain is from the strap between the toes pulling too far to the outside of the foot. Here are some visuals to help explain the modification. (Please excuse my hairy hobbit feet!)

Correct strap postition

As shown by the blue arrow, the strap should come between the toes and angle slightly toward the outside of the foot. If your strap angles sharply like the red arrow then it may be the cause of the pain.

If your strap angles too sharply and causes you pain here is a modification on the lacing that may help:

Alternate strap lacing

The easiest way to correct this with the Feather model is to pull the strap out of the buckle and slide it UNDER the main strap as shown. Then thread it through the bungee loop and back through the buckle. This pulls the main strap so that it is more on top of the foot rather than the side.This is how it should look when you are finished. Notice the angle of the strap.Since the original Wokova uses a different style of buckle it changes things just a little bit but it is the same basic principle. Pull the strap all the way out of the buckle and lace the adjuster strap UNDER the main strap and back through.

hack for regular Wokova

Since the original Wokova uses a different style of buckle it changes things just a little bit but it is the same basic principle. Pull the strap all the way out of the buckle and lace the adjuster strap UNDER the main strap and back through.

Another factor to be aware of is that the strap on the Wokova is thicker so we place a few stitches to hold the strap together. Check to make sure that the stitch is up high enough. Also check to make sure the strap isn’t twisting. Remember that some people just have a higher tolerance to having a strap between the toes. If you have a very low tolerance then I suggest you look into our Pah Tempe model that features an over-the-toe strap.

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4 Responses to Strap modification

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  2. Susan says:

    This is great–I just got my Wokova Feathers, and this adjustment makes them perfect. I was tending to walk off the soles a bit toward my big toes. Thanks for the great sandals!

  3. robson jaime says:

    I live in Brazil…
    where can I buy unshoes here?????/
    just wonderful

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