Adjusting Your Sandals

How to Adjust Your Sandals

Meet your new Deliberate Life Designs Minimalist Sport Sandals: We are minimalist sandals and are handmade which means we are a bit more special than your standard, mass-produced sandals.

How to adjust:

Note: Do not adjust your sandals while wearing them, instead, put your foot in place to gauge fit then take off the sandal to move the straps. Trust me, it’s easier this way and puts less stress on the sole. Don’t just yank on the webbing from the top of the sandal. The sandal is not designed to be adjusted that way, instead, be kind, slide the straps deliberately.

Your sandals will come with the laces installed, ready to adjust for your fit. They can be worn in a lot of different ways to suit your preference for tightness and where the strap lies across the foot.

Sandals with Dyneema:
(the narrower webbing)

The strap that comes out from between your toes shouldn’t be tight and should have enough play that you can pull it up by ½” or so. If you need to adjust this, pull the webbing down through the sole using a small tool (like a small phillips head screwdriver or needle nose pliers) to pull a loop through.

The heel strap should also be left with some slack in it. Once you have these two straps adjusted, put the sandal back on your foot and use the two straps crossing the foot to pull the heel and toe straps taut using the buckle to secure your placement. Tuck the tail under the keeper strap.

As you get used to the sandals, expect to make fine tuning adjustments.

You can slide the buckle up and down the strap to further improve fit and avoid pressure points.

Sandals with ¾” Nylon Webbing:
(the wider one)

The strap that comes out from between your toes should be fairly taut. If you need to adjust this, pull the webbing up or down through the sole as needed. The heel strap should also be fairly taut on your heel. Once you have these two straps adjusted, put the sandal back on your foot and push/pull the webbing through the buckle to secure your placement. Tuck the tail under the keeper strap.

As you get used to the sandals, expect to make fine tuning adjustments.

You can slide the buckle up and down the strap to further improve fit and avoid pressure points.

Tip: Heel strap slipping down? Try double wrapping the webbing around the heel strap. Reach out if you have questions about this.

Elizabeth Paashaus