Adult DASH RunAmoc - LITE Turquoise / Deep Blue Sea

Meet your new favorite shoe. Between the thin, zero-drop Vibram sole for amazing traction and LITE perforated leather for ventilation, sporting the Dash RunAmoc is basically like being barefoot, but with super powers!

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Finally, a shoe you can slip on, lace-up...and forget about! From the streets to the trails, work meetings to the Leadville 100, these super soft, ridiculously flexible minimal shoes let you move lightly, strongly, and responsively through your daily journeys, no matter where they may take you. Available with two VibramTM sole options to let you choose your own adventure, your LITE Turquoise and Deep Blue Sea Dash RunAmocs will quickly become your new favorite mode of transportation!    

  • Ventilated and perforated leather uppers keep feet cool with quick-dry properties
  • Choose your zero-drop VibramTM rubber sole: 5mm Trail sole or 2mm Street sole
  • Spacious toe box allows feet to stretch comfortably
  • Can be worn with or without socks
  • Premium, responsibly-sourced leathers
  • Made in USA: designed and handcrafted in Oregon

Customer Reviews

Favorite shoes! Review by adl_runs
Bought a pair of the Dash Lites with the 2mm "road sole" in Dec 2015 and have about 700 miles on them. There are a couple spots where the sole has finally worn through to the leather footbed but otherwise these shoes have held up great. These are my favorite running shoes ever. Ran in the traditional running shoes for a long time, developed knee pain, tried minimalist shoes for a while and that helped. Once I switched to Soft Star my pain has practically disappeared. These are very comfortable to my feet and I look forward to my next pair. I also have a pair of the Dash in a brown leather, they allow me to go minimalist at work and don't look out of place with my business casual attire. Keep it up Soft Star! (Posted on 9/17/16)
World's most comfortable (and cutest) running shoes ever! Review by SN
I went to the Central Park last weekend wearing my new pair and could not get over how comfortable they were. It is like walking barefoot but still protected by quality leather, which somehow is so airy that I did not feel any heat or moisture walking around and that is great for muggy summer NY weather! I liked them so much that I am getting a pair for my sister in Tokyo. (Posted on 6/19/15)
Like wearing slippers to work Review by Josh
I am on my feet all day at work and I wear these every day. To me they are like wearing slippers to work. They don't irritate my feet even though I don't wear any socks with them. And they customer service of Soft Star shoes is very good and has that personal touch to it that I like when ordering online. (Posted on 2/19/13)
First time buyer and user Review by Antonio
I've been wanting to buy these shoes forever and i finally did. I got my shoes on Feb 6, 2013.I have to say that theses are very comfortable shoes. The materials is good quality, the craftmanship is amazing and the overall job make my feet very happy. I'm already looking for my next pair. I wear them for work and easy walking. I will wear them for running in a few weeks too. (Posted on 2/12/13)
the most comfortable shoes I have ever had Review by road runner
top quality shoes, breathable sole and upper, keep your feet cool, perfect for summer wear, ample toe room, some people would like to think the shape of these shoes "unorthodox", but think about it , it is the modern shoes with narrow top, limited toe room are "un-natural"!! look at your little toes, are they look like squeezed? LOL
However,like any other "minimalist" shoes, you need time to get used to them, after a while, you will find out your feet has less pronation, and the muscle on your legs are more stronger and stances are more stable...again best shoes, I don't care what my co-worker says, I wear them to work almost everyday, since my wife bought for me a year and half ago!! (Posted on 11/16/12)
An Amazing Shoe Review by Phil Richer
I am Absolutely in love with my new pair of Dash RunAmoc shoes. They are simply the most comfortable pair of shoes that I've ever worn and they are made with excellent craftsmanship. I have been looking for shoes like this for a very long time. I will definitely be back for more. Thank you! (Posted on 9/14/12)
Great Running Shoes! Review by Dan
I have had these for about 3 months. I wear them rain or shine, turf, trail, and sidewalk. They are the most comfortable running shoe I've owned. The longest run I've done is ~16 miles, and I turned around because my lungs hurt, not my feet. They're a little expensive but definitely worth it; the craftsmanship is top-notch. I log about 20-30 mi/week on cement and the 2mm soles are in great shape. I have a feeling these shoes will last a long time yet, and I'll definitely be getting more in the future. (Posted on 9/1/12)
A great product and great customer service Review by Tony
I received the Runamoc Dash Size 12. The package made it to me with no problems and
in a timely fashion.

I wanted to say thank you to all involved in this process, Soft Star makes a
great product. (thanks for the custom order!) Their customer service was
wonderful; and combined with the high quality product and devotion to
the customer have earned them my business for a long time.

Thanks again!

Anthony Reilly
(Posted on 6/5/12)
Awesome shoe! Review by LK
Received my dash 2 days after ordering. They were so comfortable from the minute I put them on. Can't wait to go for my first run in them. I actually have worn them continuously since I got them--except while sleeping! I will definitely be getting more soft stars in the future! (Posted on 5/13/12)

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Find Your Size!

You can measure your feet at home using a book, a ruler and a wall. You can then see where the measurement fits on our charts below to find the recommended Softstar shoe size.

Note: we no longer recommend tracing your feet because it usually gives a larger measurement than the method described below. Our sizing charts work in accordance with the following method.

To measure your feet:

  1. 1. Remove shoes and socks and place your bare foot so that the heel is barely touching a wall.
  2. 2. Place a book in on the floor, parallel to the wall, so that it is barely touching the front of the longest toe.
  3. 3. Step away carefully and measure the distance from the book to the wall.
  4. 4. Scroll down and look for this measurement on the sizing charts below to find the recommended shoe size.


Once you find your length measurement, you can use table below to best find your corresponding size.


Wide/Narrow: Trouble deciding your width? Our best recommendation is to order a wide or narrow only if you have found you need those custom widths in other brands for your feet to be comfortable. If you have never found you needed wide or narrow shoes before then we suggest sticking with our regular width.

Style notes:

If you find yourself between two shoe sizes, we recommend ordering the larger size. This is especially true of our adult Phoenix Boots and Rogue casual shoes, which run a bit small.

Printable Stand-On Size Guides

We recommend using the measuring method shown above for the most accurate sizing, but if you'd like a simpler method then you may want to try our printable size guide. Just print the guide below and follow the instructions on the page.

Note: before you print the guide, make sure your printer settings will not shrink or scale the page. Uncheck any boxes labeled "Fit to Printable Area" and/or set scaling options to "None."


Whether you need it for the trail, street, studio or workplace, we have the perfect RunAmoc for you!

Scroll down to compare shoe styles, sole options and leather, or click a category to jump ahead:

RunAmoc Style Comparison







Extra-wide toe splay for healthy, natural foot function.


Multipurpose minimal shoe: athletic, casual or dressy.


An ultra-light running "sock" with the durability of a shoe.


• Extra wide toe box. This shoe is widest at the toes, rather than the ball of the foot, and is ideal for people who want to maintain/restore natural foot shape and function.

• Rubber toe cap, made from upcycled bicycle innertubes, adds durability to front of shoe--especially useful for hikers and trail runners.

• Extended lacing system is designed to fit snugly around instep, yet allow toes to spread out as much as possible.

• Underside of tongue is lined with a thin layer of Breathe-O-Prene (a breathable, neoprene-like material) to hold the shoe securely across the top of the foot.

• A versatile minimal design that can function as an athletic shoe, a casual shoe or a formal shoe (depending on color choices).

• Mid-level minimal shoe option for people who do not want the extra-wide toe box of the Primal RunAmoc, but prefer a shoe that is more traditional than the Moc3.

• Short lacing system allows adjustable fit around the instep while leaving the front of the foot unencumbered.

• Every component of the Dash is fully customizable for unique color, material and sole options.

• Our lightest minimal shoe, and one of the lightest in the world! Designed to be as flexible and lightweight as possible.

• Easily rolls up and fits into small spaces when not in use, such as a small bag or tucked under a belt.

• Slip-on design allows quick on/off when you're on the go.

• Breathe-O-Prene lining hugs your foot from all sides for a snug, but ventilated fit.

• Sole pattern is cut sparsely to allow maximum flexibility and barefoot experience (see image below).


Adult Sizes 5U–15U

Currently only available in regular width, but more width options will be available in spring of 2018.

Sizing Guide

Adult Sizes 5U–15U

Available in regular, narrow or wide widths.

Sizing Guide

Adult Sizes 4U–13U

Available in regular width only.

Sizing Guide


6.4–10.2 oz, depending on size.


5.0–9.5 oz, depending on sizeand sole.


4–6 oz, depending on size.


Sole Options

Primal sole shape:


Currently only made with 5mm Trail sole, but more soling options will be available in spring of 2018.

Dash sole shape:


Available in 3 sole options:

• 2mm Vibram™ Street Sole
• 5mm Vibram™ Trail Sole
• Tough Leather Sole (available only when you customize this shoe)

Moc2 sole shape:


The Moc3 is only made with 2mm Vibram™ Street Sole cut to minimal patterned footbed. The sole is entirely covered with thin material, but the thicker 2mm sole covers the shaded areas above.

Custom Color Options Currently only available in three color combinations. The option to customize this shoe with unique colors will be available in spring of 2018. Suede, smooth (full grain) or LITE (perforated) leather colors.

LITE perforated leather colors.


RunAmoc Sole Comparison


2mm Street

5mm Trail

Bullhide Leather


Street Sole Close UP

Trail Sole Close Up

Leather Sole Close Up

2mm Street Sole Pattern
5mm Trail Sole Pattern
Tough Leather Sole Pattern


Very high level of groundfeel. Our thinnest and lightest sole. Minimal space between feet and ground.

High level of groundfeel. Extra thickness adds durability. Tread pattern provides additional traction on rough surfaces.

Our most flexible sole! 3–4mm thick (natural hides vary slightly). Pliable texture provides our highest level of groundfeel and most unrestricted foot movement.

All-natural leather material allows grounding conductivity (see earthing).


Perfect for running on smooth surfaces or for trail runners who have strengthened their feet to tolerate groundfeel of rough surfaces.

Ideal for trail runners and those who want barefoot movement with protection while running over rough surfaces, such as gravel or rocky paths. Also a favorite for street runners who prefer durability over maximum groundfeel.

Recommended for people new to minimalist running shoes.

A favorite for people who prefer to run or walk barefoot. Like the street sole, it is recommended to have feet strengthened for barefoot-style running before using this sole on rough or rocky terrain.

NOTE: this sole can become very slippery on smooth, wet surfaces.

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Leather Material Comparison



(full grain)

LITE (perforated)


Softstar Suede Leather

Softstar Smooth Leather

Softstar LITE Leather

Look and Feel Soft and cozy. Matte appearance. Smooth and glossy. Underside is suede. Smooth, thin and light.
Pros & Cons


Pros: A favorite for its stylish look and extremely cozy feel.

Cons: Not water resistant, unless treated with a suede protector leathercare. Requires more effort to clean (we recommend a suede brush).

Pros: Naturally water resistant and easy to clean. Keeps feet warm and protected in cold, wet weather.

Cons: May cause feet to feel warm in hot climates, depending on your tolerance for heat/cold (still more breathable than most rubber or faux-leather shoes).

Pros: Lightweight, keeps feet cool and ventilated. A favorite for running in warm weather. Easy to clean.

Cons: Not water resistant... it has holes!


Our suede leather is a popular choice for casual everyday shoes that look and feel fantastic! Many people use it for athletic shoes as well, though it does require extra effort to keep dry and clean.

Smooth leather provides the most protection from the elements. A popular choice for protecting feet from cold or wet weather. Also gives a classy look for dressy or formal occasions.

While naturally somewhat water resistant, smooth leather can be made more waterproof with full grain leathercare.

Great for athletes wanting to keep feet ventilated and cool. This naturally lightweight material minimizes shoe weight to maximize performance. Although it is not water resistant, the thin, airy material dries quickly and is easy to clean.



In the fall of 2009, we noticed a sharp increase in calls from customers requesting modifications to our existing line of minimalist moccasins. We were surprised to learn that people weren't only wearing them around the house, but to run trails, marathons and even ultramarathons. With interest increasing in barefoot running, we began development of a barefoot running moccasin designed by and for runners.

Softstar called on our online community of fans to solicit input on ideal features to design a new shoe specifically for runners that was light, ventilated and featured super thin and flexible running soles. Our fantastic customers submitted ideas, provided feedback on prototypes and ultimately voted on the name RunAmoc. Since the very successful launch of the Original RunAmoc (now discontinued), we have added the Dash, Moc3 and Primal to the line. We hope you find these unique running shoes to be a benefit to your training routine and a treat for your feet!



Making the switch from traditional shoes to minimal shoes or barefoot running/walking should be done gradually with research and advice from healthcare professionals to prevent injury. It is not recommended to begin heavy running in minimalist/barefoot shoes until your feet have adapted properly. You will probably be tempted to just take off since they are FUN and you feel like a kid in them, but you may end up injuring yourself if you plunge into full speed without proper conditioning. You may want to read this article that includes tips and training plans for transitioning safely:

Article: How to Transition to Minimal Shoes

Our disclaimer: please remember that we are shoemakers, not doctors. Nothing we say or write should be taken as medical advice or replace advice from a medical professional.

Care Tips for Full Grain (smooth) Leather Shoes


Softstar Shoes are made from eco-friendly leathers tanned in the USA. Leather is a natural product and some variation in texture and hide markings is to be expected. Because we use leather colored with non-toxic food grade dyes, there will likely be some initial color transfer to your socks or skin if your shoes become damp. This will decrease with use, but we don't recommend wearing your new Softstars with your favorite white socks the first time you take them for a spin. 


If your shoes are a little snug at first in the toe box area, you can gently stretch them by stuffing the toe box with a dry cloth. Push the cloth tightly into the front of the shoe and let sit stuffed overnight to stretch. Do not use a damp cloth as the water can stain the leather or innersole of some leather types, rendering it non-returnable.



Most full grain leather we use is naturally water resistant, but our special vegetable-tanned leather (available only by custom selection on some of our design-your-own shoes) is a "naked" leather and will stain from water alone. You can clean shoes as needed with water dampened cloth and let air dry, but please note if you do this on vegetable-tanned leather then you will need to wet/stain the entire shoe to avoid water marks. Condition the leather as often as desired with any quality leather dressing, but be careful to keep it away from the edges of your rubber soles. Do not use mink oil on your shoes, as it can degrade the adhesion on bonded soles and cause the sole to separate from your shoe over time. We highly recommend Bee Natural Amore for general conditioning or Rain & Snow or Nikwax Full Grain Waterproofing on smooth leather for enhanced water resistance. The color on shiny metallic shoes will eventually patina with use into an antique wear look, which can be accelerated with repeated use to water and high wear (e.g. scuffing toes).



We do not recommend frequent washing of any leather product as it strips the leather of it's natural oils and tends to dry stiffer. For all of our leathers (except vegetable-tanned) you can clean by hand with a damp cloth, or if needed you can hand wash your leather shoes using a gentle shampoo and cool water. Let them air dry. Do not attempt to dry your shoes by exposing them to high heat, such as a clothes dryer, a hair dryer or by leaving them on a radiator or next to a fire. Doing so may damage leather or rubber soles.


We are often asked if our shoes can be washed in a washing machine. While not recommended as a normal course of action, when in dire straits the Elves have been known to toss a pair of shoes in the machine and generally have had good results. Just don't mix them with any other item because of color bleeding. Shoes with sheepskin can take 3-4 days to air dry if fully submerged in water, but you can speed up the drying by stuffing with old newspapers and replacing the paper twice a day.

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