Introduction: Geta Shoelace Strap

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 I will show you how to use a standard shoelace as a Geta strap (thong) to add some western flare to your eastern footwear.

You will need:
a pair of geta with the toe loop already installed
and a shoelace

The shoelace can be decorative or plain.

If you need help making a pair of wooden sandals, there is an instructable for that:
www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-Geta-Sandles/

Step 1: Loop the Toe Loop

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 Loop the toe loop of your geta so it can hold the strap.

Fold the top of the loop down to make two loops on the end.
Fold the two loops together.

Step 2: Add the Shoelace

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 Place the shoelace through the toe loop and shift it so the ends of the shoelace are even.

Feed the shoelace through the holes in the rear of the geta and pull them tight.

Step 3: Cross the Shoelace

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 Feed the shoelaces up through the opposite holes and pull tight.

Step 4: Adjust the Strap

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 Pull the shoelaces back a little so they are loose.
Insert your foot and pull on the shoelaces to adjust them to the size of your foot.

Step 5: Finalize the Strap

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 Remove your foot being careful not to change the adjustment of the strap
Loosen the toe loop
Feed the shoelaces through the toe loop
Make sure the shoelaces are adjusted the same as the old adjustment
Tighten the toe loop
Tie a knot in the shoelaces over the toe loop

Step 6: Tie Your Sandals

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 Tie the ends of the shoelaces off as if you were tieing your shoes.

www.instructables.com/id/how-to-tie-your-shoes/

Step 7: Check the Fit and Enjoy

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 Check the fit of the strap
Readjust if necessary
Enjoy your footwear

Comments

carpespasm (author)2013-12-02

Nicely done. I'm going to make some more soon, and this looks like it'll be much more comfortable and easy to adjust than how I've done it in the past.

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