Another variation on the basic tie:
We have 1 1/2" wide black and white grosgrain ribbon laced in the first two loops and finished with a knot at the side of the foot. Only about 30" of ribbon for each shoe are needed for this look, so you'll need approximately 1 2/3 yards (60") of ribbon total. This makes a nice slip-on sandal, great for airports and places where you have to take your shoes on and off quickly. Due to the weight of solid wood, this look works better with lower heeled sandals, as opposed to the high wedges shown here.