DIY Barefoot Sandal + Ankle Lace-up Shoe Enhancer

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A simple and fun way to add a little drama to your bare feet… however, I love the barefoot sandal even more when worn with a pair of classic pumps! Simply wrapped around my foot and ankle, I can wear any shoes {even ballet flats} and give them an entirely new look at relatively no cost.

What You’ll Need…

* Leather lace {I’m using a black suede leather lace} But a bright pink, purple, lime green or white would be fun too!
* Scissors


* Cut two pieces of leather lacing depending on how high you want them to wrap on your leg. I made mine just over 60″ each.

* With the center of the leather under your second toe, bring each side forward and cross over… bring them back and around your ankle {just under your ankle bone} and cross your lace in the back, bringing the sides back around to the front.

* You can simply cross your lace over each other or create a little design like I did by looping the laces around each other, then back around my leg…

* …and criss-crossing them in the back. I wanted the tie to be in the back as well. If yours is too long you can simply trim it or just tuck it under. Lace it tight enough to stay up but loose enough that it doesn’t cut into your skin or create bulges.

Wear them with simple pumps or flats to add detail or with bare feet! You don’t have to stick to leather either! A fun ribbon or even detailed embellishment trim {like tiny tassels!} in a metallic would be fun too.


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LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.


  • Fashion Agony

    June 15, 2012 |

    This is awesome, I think I like it even more without the shoes, this is perfect for the beach!

    Fashion Agony blog

  • tineey

    June 15, 2012 |

    I always love your DIYs! I never would have thought of this 🙂

  • TheeFknGoddess

    June 15, 2012 |

    So simple but creative! 🙂

  • Anonymous

    June 15, 2012 |

    This is so stylish and amazing Sandals.
    Green Coffee Bean

  • Anesa

    June 15, 2012 |

    Great idea! =)

  • opportunityknits

    June 15, 2012 |

    This is so creative and fun! I showed it to my daughter and she likes it too. We will try it soon. Thanks for showing how it’s done!

  • thankfifi

    June 15, 2012 |

    I kinda love it even more without the shoe! great idea.x

    ♥ ThankFifi

  • el_martina

    June 15, 2012 |

    very cool idea!

  • Kat

    June 15, 2012 |

    Seriously… you are so clever. How do you come up with these awesome ideas?


  • Daer0n

    June 15, 2012 |

    I won a pair of barefoot sandals some time ago, I thought about wearing them with my sandals, but now I know another way to wear them. I guess you could add some beads to them as well. Very nice!

  • C.A.R.

    June 15, 2012 |
  • Maria @ GLD

    June 15, 2012 |

    How fun! I haven’t seen those bare foot sandals before.

  • Jennifer

    June 15, 2012 |
  • Anonymous

    June 16, 2012 |

    It is so stylish and awesome shoes.

  • Electrik Sheep Graphic T-shirts

    June 16, 2012 |

    The sandels are so cute, love them.

  • incredible-fashion

    June 19, 2012 |

    Everything but the shoes. Such a gorgeous color!


    June 20, 2012 |

    totally cute! love it!!


  • Weird Amiga

    June 22, 2012 |

    The best ideas are just staring you right in the face!
    This is awesome & so simple. WIll try —merci!

  • foot candy

    June 28, 2012 |

    This is so stylish and fantastic sandal. I love it.
    I want to buy this sandal.

  • Christine

    June 29, 2012 |

    This looks so awesome, i definitively have to try it! Thanks for sharing!

  • Intersting Himachal

    July 4, 2012 |


    Lovely Post…

  • Lisa

    January 8, 2013 |

    This defiantly feet friendly fashion. I love my feet and will try this.

  • Rebecca

    January 8, 2013 |

    Adorable style,,, Love to have it,,,

  • Luana Balbine

    June 13, 2013 |

    So cut!

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