Adult Moc3 RunAmoc - Black

As barefoot as you can get...without being barred from stores and restaurants. This extremely lightweight active shoe provides boundless movement for all your natural movement endeavors. Add the grip and protection of ultra-thin Vibram soles, and take your running, jumping, and tree-climbing skills to new heights!

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Calling all ninjas! Experience a shoe flexible enough to grab on to both trails and trees…with the greatest of ease! We’ve engineered the sock-like Moc3 to act like a second skin—that is, if your skin had durable, rubber non-skid bottoms. The Moc3’s Breathe-O-Prene® interior provides a moisture-wicking and odor-resistant fit that hugs your foot from all sides. A layer of our Black LITE perforated leather protects the outer shell, offering just the slightest barrier between your feet and the great unknown. Weighing only 5oz, these shoes can be easily pulled on and off, and they roll up nicely to stuff into a pack or slide under a belt. Although the Moc3 was designed with runners in mind, it also makes an excellent and comfortable everyday shoe. Grab a pair today and unleash the full, primal power of your feet!

Moc3 for Trail Running:

The thin 2mm soles on the Moc3 lets you take most dirt, grass and moderate trails in stride. Tough-footed barefooters will love them on rocky, technical trails. Since this shoe provides a very high level of groundfeel, beginners who have not yet strengthened their feet for barefoot-style running are advised to transition to rough/rocky surfaces gradually to avoid injury.

The Moc3 is not water resistant and is not recommended for stream crossing, though it is very easy to slip off and carry when you run through water.

  • Exceptional flexibility and groundfeel provided by innovative patterned foot bed
  • Lightweight, weighing less than 5oz! 
  • Breathe-O-Prene® liners wicks moisture and keeps dust and dirt away!
  • Genuine leather uppers, perforated for breathability
  • Zero drop 2mm Vibram® soling
  • Can be worn with or without socks
  • Extremely odor resistant
  • Reflective strips for nighttime safety
  • Handcrafted in Oregon, USA

Want a report from the field? Watch this independent review from a long-time Moc3 road warrior!

Customer Reviews

Mostly great Review by NM
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The Moc3s are beautifully minimal. I'm a massage therapist and I work in these when it's too cold to be barefoot on my office floor. Been wearing them for about a month. Two things I wish I could change: I would definitely like more width for my baby toes. I can't spread my toes in these shoes. They make me crave VFFs. Only the smallest toes are pinched, the rest are fine. Although these shoes seem to be the perfect length, I would be curious to try a size larger. (I ordered one size smaller upon the recommendation of an Elf - she said this style runs bigger than the elk skin moccasins I returned, which were slightly long on me.) Secondly, the seams inside are very obvious, especially under the 5th toes. I never wear these shoes without socks because of the seams inside. I always wear toe socks, and very thin injinjis work best for 5th toe space, yet still reducing the feel of the seams. Thicker socks have helped to stretch the shoes and they make the seams less noticeable, but with less toe room... I don't think I could run in them for these reasons, but they're working ok for professional purposes. Overall, the Moc3s are a great design - simple, functional, well-made, and they look good. However, if I don't get enough stretch for my 5th toes over the next couple months, I won't continue to wear them. (Posted on 1/19/17)
Long lasting, high quality, excellent! Review by Corey
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I bought my Moc3s back in summer/fall of 2011 and I'm just now considering replacing them. I only ran in them a bit, but I've worn them walking for all that time, and they're just now fraying where the vibram meets the leather around the edges of the sole. I'm so happy with them. They by far the most comfortable shoes I've ever owned, and I love that you can slip them on and off so easily, without laces, etc. (Posted on 1/13/17)
Great comfort Review by Maggie
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I was looking for a pair of sleek moccasins and I found them. I can't wait to order my next pair. Good job everyone. (Posted on 1/11/17)
falling love to run in Moc3 Review by David
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I need to say that Moc3 has a great impact on why I enjoy a running so much. Perfect fit without any discomfort. After puting Moc3 on you forgot them and you feel like barefoot. Great grip, great ground feel and very comfortable. Just one detail, they are not waterproof - but it is appropriate tax for breathability. I use more barefoot shoes from different brands but this is my favorite and you will love them. (Posted on 12/28/16)
Great Moccasins Review by Ryan
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I really like my RunAMocs. They're high quality, and the Vibram sole is enough to feel secure while feeling much of what I'm walking on. I love using these on grass or on a forest trail. It's a little hard on pavement and sidewalks, so I will have to build up to wearing them all day. I'd also say they are more for a casual day outside or movement work on the grass or trail running, rather than looking fashionable at work. I use a different barefoot shoe for going out on the town, but my RunAmocs are awesome for activities and I can tell they will last a long time. I usually wear a 10.5 so I bought a 10 in the RunAmoc and I am very happy with the sizing. (Posted on 11/10/16)
Didn't last long Review by Kari
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This may be because they don't come in wide, but mine only lasted a few wearings before the toes ripped out. The uppers look like new, and I still wear them sometimes because they are comfy and easy to pull on, but the big holes in the toes mean that rocks get in. Better for general wear than for running, when I'm sprinting on grass, they don't feel secure on my feet. (Posted on 10/12/16)
Love them. Review by Rajaa
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I am absolutely in love with these shoes. They are very comfortable. The wide toe box is just amazing and doesn't restrict your toes. I don't mind the thin soles, but for example, I think my mom will prefer a more padding for her feet. They can be worn with out socks because of the inner lining. The only thing is that they do get wet, which is honestly not a big issue, just let them dry for a day and you can wear them after. I can live in these shoes. and I am planning on adding more colours to my collection. First in mind is white. right now I own the black one. (Posted on 8/30/16)
Uncomfortable shoes Review by educationfan
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I had ordered these shoes based on the good reviews, and unfortunately I do not like these shoes at all.
1. The soles seem fragile, and I would be afraid to use them on a trail.
2. They are too loose without socks
3. They feel uncomfortable at the seams.
My background:
I am used to wearing sock shoes, and it is probably hard to compare any shoes to the comfort, and bare foot feeling of sock shoes. (Posted on 8/8/16)
wonderful but with limitations. Review by Joseph
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This shoe is incredibly stylish and comfortable. I originally bought it for running and I bought the Rogue for work. But after a few months, I switched them around. Now I wear the moc3 strictly for work. I no longer run with the moc3 anymore.

The moc3 has some limitations as a running shoe. 1. my foot moves a bit inside the shoe when I am running fast. If i go without socks, then my feet will start sweating enough after 2-3 miles that my foot starts slipping around inside of them, affecting how my foot plants and lifts off from the ground. If I wear socks, I lose some ground feel, and they still slip around a bit on my feet. I haven't worn the runamoc dash but I imagine the laces would add a more secure fit.

The shoe fits well - just as I ordered and has zero problems as a casual shoe. But the lack of laces and problems dealing with moisture are hard to reconcile with its purpose as a running shoe.

I often run barefoot but sometimes I just need a little bit of protection. But my running form/feel is altered noticeably when I wear even these shoes compared to running barefoot, even though these are the most minimal shoe I have ever seen. Due to the slippery nature of the shoe, I sometimes need to clench my foot a bit to keep the shoe from slipping around, holding my foot and ankle in an unnatural position. I injured myself doing this on one occasion.

The 2mm soles are also not the most rugged. I do slip around ever so slightly. Normally not a problem unless there is snow, or very smooth concrete. Not a shoe for multipurpose activities such as running with dogs who you must restrain from chasing squirrels because your feet won't stay firm on the ground.

Next time I will get the runamoc dash with the 5mm trail sole. Still very minimal but the laces and non-perforated leather would solve moisture and foot slipping issues.

In conclusion, I love these shoes for many purposes - just not running.

Actually, these shoes should be fine for slow running, short distances, with zero water or sweating. Which doesn't correspond to any of the running that I do. But these have been incredible work shoes and I get many compliments on them. (Posted on 8/5/16)
Great shoes, amazing, but soles do come off Review by col
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The perfect shoe, so amazing, so comfortable. Have several pairs.

However, the soles come off, have tried re gluing, never works. Took to a shoe specialist, he didn't think anything would work.

I try and never get them wet, but sometimes the ground is damp, it gets thru. (Posted on 3/13/16)
Sizing and sole thickness Review by BarefootMonkey
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I got a pair, and was hoping I could go sock-less, but its really hard to get the right size. It's too loose with no socks, yet the next size down would be too tight. Also, the sole is super thin, takes some getting used to. (Posted on 2/21/16)
Genius! Review by Virani
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These are the most amazing shoes I have ever owned. I tried barefoot sandals, but I needed more protection from goat hooves and berry thorns during my work at the dairy goat farm. Lately it has been freezing here, and to my surprise, I can put on two pairs of thick wool socks and still be comfortable in these shoes. But more than that, I am doing EVERYTHING in these shoes, including clean the barn, and they are surviving, even though they were not made for this kind of punishment. The only thing they can't take is rain and sloshy mud. Even then, they get wet, I dry them out, and then they work great again. I hate wearing my boots now, and only do so during the worst weather extremes. The sole did start to come off, and I put on super glue and fixed it, because I knew it was my treatment, and not the shoe itself. Now I heard from a friend that I should use shoe goo, so I will try that next time. I bought one pair that I keep "nice", and my barn pair that I wear a lot. I am surprised at how quickly the shoes recover from the barn smell. I just take the shoe brush and clean them off, and they don't smell that bad after that. Why wear other shoes when you can have this protection while being this close to barefoot? My toes are so much happier- I can't say enough good things about these shoes. My whole being feels lighter and more balanced. (Posted on 1/9/16)
Nearly Perfect Review by Hana
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Love your shoes and have had 6 pairs between my husband and I. Great for travel- the streets of Japan, Bali- and trail running! We have noticed a wear pattern with each pair. The toes wear out even though the rest of the shoe is still usable. I would suggest a toe reinforcement to the dear Elves to make the design more durable. Happy Holidays! (Posted on 11/28/15)
Great for colder running if you run barefoot Review by JamesHenry
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I have been running barefoot for three years. I am in the Northeast so May through October is Ok, but once below 50 I use these for running. Great for running in the woods, and I use them at the gym where you can't be barefoot. I bring them when traveling on business and use them for my morning run. I don't find socks are necessary, but if it gets below 32 I add them. Wish Soft Star made a over boot that was just a layer of gortex with a thin sole. (Posted on 11/12/15)
Fitting is difficult Review by Plew
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I bought these hoping to run sock free but they are a little too loose, running with socks is ok though so it's difficult to get the right size to feel right. A smaller size would most likely feel too tight. Also they do have very thin soles so while they have great ground feel, not too good for running on small gravel. (Posted on 10/7/15)
outstanding! oh, and one more thing... Review by Andy H
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I love these. they allow the total freedom for my foot and ankle to behave normally, without restriction. one small fix and soft stars would have it down perfectly. offer these, and every model, in a wide as well as a standard width. they still work for me, but would be even better with that extra room up front for the toes to splay. was thinking of ordering the rogues as well, but won't until they offer a wide. but these are great for all-around use, and also for workouts: deadlifts, etc. (Posted on 10/7/15)
My sole mate Review by Gloria
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I am a barefoot girl. When I started running 2 years ago, I jumped on the VFF wagon, convinced they were the best I could do.
I have a pair of Ramblers (which I love!) from Soft Star, but had never tried their running shoes. It was time to invest in a new pair and I bit.
Am I ever glad I did. From the moment I put them on they felt like a really comfortable pair of socks.
I'm also very glad that when cooler weather hits I won't have to buy the silly toe socks to fit in the VFFs anymore.
Thanks Soft Star elves for setting my running feet free. (Posted on 9/10/15)
teacher on my feet all day Review by Mar247
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Best decision for being in the classroom all day. When paired with thin socks it's like having on slippers and they look good and professional enough that I can get away with it. (Posted on 9/7/15)
Best shoes ever Review by S
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These are my favorite shoes of all time. I've owned about 5 pairs.

The only downside is I've noticed the seem on the toe is the first thing that falls apart with wear. Upon getting the shoes I put 2 coats of clear nail polish over the stitching and it helps keep is from splitting.

The shoes hold up with daily wear for about a year. These are shoes for people who hate shoes. I will continue to buy these shoes until I or Soft Star no longer exists.

These shoes are great for daily wear, running, hiking, weightlifting, lounging etc. Strangers who never seen them before tell me they like my TOM's.

Order a pair and your feet will thank you! (Posted on 7/23/15)
Best shoes I've ever owned! Review by DajM
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Best minimalist shoes out there and I've worn them all. Durable and comfortable. I wear them every single day, as long as it's not raining or snowing. (Posted on 6/5/15)
Love them but too narrow Review by Barefoot Ken
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I love these! But could these come in wide? After being barefoot for 5+ years my feet have become too wide for these.

Note from Elves: We would love them in a wide, as well! Sorry we don't have those patterns at the ready for you now, but it is definitely on our list of things to do. (Posted on 5/6/15)
LOVE = Soft Star Moc3 RunAmoc Review by ~Dean~
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Over the years I have really grown to dislike shoes in general. I have found myself wanting to be barefoot most of the time, but unfortunately we live in a world where we pour oil on the Earth for our oil guzzling cars to drive on. -that stuff gets hot, and it hurts on the feet. So for my dollar, (and my feet) I'll buy Soft Star every time, for the most comfortable, stylish, durable shoe- that is just enough shoe to be the Moc3 RunAmoc.

I LOVE THIS SHOE!

Thank you guys at Soft Star and,
Thanks to Mike Friton, at the Portland Art Institute, for the best thing the human foot can wear, in the history of shoes. (Posted on 3/21/15)
Good but thin Review by Jennifer
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These are great for running or walking the dog. You feel EVERYTHING! That's not a good thing when you walk on a stone or are not used to going so barefoot and close to the ground. I really like these shoes. I go to the dog park in these and it's nice around there because of the grass. I made the mistake of wearing these all day at Disneyland where there are too many odd and hard surfaces. These are good for experienced barefoot enthusiasts. For myself, I would probably not order this particular pair again but who knows, they might really grow on me. (Posted on 12/5/14)
IM FREE! Review by Syed
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Best shoes in the world!

Im currently training to be a Firefighter and that requires a lot of running. Just got these shoes and I feel amazing and my shin splints are not even hurting me! And I just ran 3 miles at 6:45 each mile. I feel amazing. Getting all my shoes from Soft Star from now on! Great company and I will be referring you guys to all my friends and family! (Posted on 11/26/14)
Perfect slip on Review by Jane
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These were a little roomy for me. So I ordered a pair of the sheepskin innersoles, and now they are just right. So nice to have an easy slip on shoe. They are super comfortable all around! (Posted on 9/29/14)
The Ultimate Barefoot Shoe if ... Review by Sufficient Distance
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This shoe could be the ultimate barefoot running shoe if the wearer does not mind gluing them back together on a weekly basis. I was able to get about three months of consistent running on these shoes before the bottom surface started to disbond. So my Sunday evenings have become my re-glue days. I have found that German made adhesive from Continental (originally used to adhere tubular tires to bicycle rims)works well for this purpose.

Note from Soft Star Shoes: We are sorry to hear this - please give our friendly customer service elves a ring a this sounds like a warranty issue we can help you with. (Posted on 6/16/14)
For people who don't like shoes Review by Bloom
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I used to despise wearing shoes, but these allow my feet to feel very natural and free. I've done many miles in Vibram five fingers and Merrell road gloves, but love that I can slip these on and off in two seconds. I feel more connected to the ground, and the Earth overall, in these shoes. I was hesitant to buy them because of the leather factor. After careful consideration, I chose to go with this shoe because they're made as greenly as possible by Elves who are well cared for. I also love that they're made in the U.S. and the customer service is outstanding. (Posted on 2/14/14)
Best Running Shoe Design in Human History Review by Euthyphro
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Over the past 4 years, I've tested nearly every minimal running shoe/sandal on the market. These are the best.

They allow me to go on long runs, at fast or slow speeds, in all sorts of terrain---with no sign of wear and tear on my body. They are lightweight and there is little friction or sliding upon landing.

They are the closest thing on the market to going completely barefoot, but they provide protection to the skin without causing blisters.

They constitute a truly important contribution to human culture---to our ability to thrive and to understand, first hand, the essence of movement. (Posted on 2/10/14)
they warm my heart and sole Review by Mosbey
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I got these after tiring of the inevitable frequent and ultimately useless laundering of five finger shoes. I do enjoy watching my toes get froggy, but that smell is not great. The RunAmocs are a great alternative. Plenty of space for your toes, great ground feel, and they even do well in really cold weather. At first I was a bit skeptical about the look-- if a person was a nurse and a leather fetishist these would be perfect-- but they go with everything. A few months in I experienced technical difficulties and contacted Soft Star. Their response was prompt and fantastic. In fact, their willingness to work with me and assume positive intent is what caused me to come here and leave a review. Five stars for the shoes, five stars for the customer service. Would absolutely buy again and recommend. Super comfy, they stay fresh, and keep your feet, ankles and knees feeling good all day. Yay! (Posted on 2/6/14)
Great for Barefoot Runners in Cold Review by Trail Slider
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Over the past three years, I've been transitioning to minimalist running and finally (this year) to barefoot running. During the spring, summer, and fall in New England, barefoot running is feasible. But once temps drop below, say, 40 degrees, the pavement is cold and the sand (put down for the cars) hurts.

This winter, I've been running in RunAmocs, typically three days a week, 3 to 5 miles at a time. Even though I don't wear socks, they work great to protect my feet from the cold and ouchies, despite single-digit temps. And yet they still offer some ground feel and don't smell at all (unlike my VFFs which smell after a couple of uses). I'm a big fan of RunAmocs! (Posted on 2/3/14)
Made the soles of my feet hurt Review by Runner/hiker/walker
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I tried these shoes because I like everything about them in concept, but they made the soles of my feet hurt. I kept them for walking, but it still hurt. The bottom of my feet felt raw in a way that they never do while truly barefoot. I recently gave these shoes away. I do, however, wear the original RunAmoc daily. (Posted on 11/21/13)
Fantastic product Review by Footloose
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I am a UK lifestyle barefooter. I got my moc3s several months ago for use in gyms and circuit training. They give me almost as much ground feel and balance as being barefoot. Well made and comfortable. Fast shipping to UK too! (Posted on 3/18/13)
1 year, tough to beat Review by Eric th'dread
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I love my bare feet but I also love to run rough trails. Here in northern New Jersey I have some very rocky hills to run through, and these mocs are great to supply minimal protection and maximum feel. I have run in the Vibram 5fingers KSO Trek previously (for 2yrs) but after cracking my unprotected pinky toe for the 3rd time I went for the closed moc. These feel great, very light and nimble, and I started wearing them on the streets as well. After 1 year they have begun tearing in front but I really never expected them to last this long.
One modification-- I added a leather lace to keep the fit more snug under the ankle. (Posted on 2/24/13)
Gets the barefoot runner through the winter Review by John
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Late last summer I started the process of weaning my feet off their comfy Nike Pegasus pillow-shoes. My goal was to gradually change my running form so that I could run consistently in minimal shoes. I got a pair of Altra Instincts (which I really like), and started alternating them with the Nikes. I did some barefoot running drills to improve my form, and then a bit more, and gradually I realized that barefoot running was more comfortable and enjoyable, so that became my goal. That was in mid November, brilliantly timed to coincide with the looming winter solstice. I've run up to a mile in 30F weather barefoot, but it's not so fun when you can't feel your feet. I got the RunAmoc3 in late November, and it's become my go-to running shoe. They seem to run a bit small, so I had to go with a 13 (I wear a 12 Nike Pegasus and 12.5 Altra Instinct). I wear them with socks when it's below 25F and they keep my feet plenty warm. I've tried huaraches, but I find the RunAmocs are more comfortable and have a thinner sole that provides better feedback from the ground. They look a bit like Darth Vader's bedroom slippers, but don't let that stop you from getting a pair--they feel awesome when you're running. They slip on easily, they pack as flat as a pair of socks for travel, and they have reflector bands on the heels so you won't get run over when running in the frigid pre-dawn--which is important because you'll want to run in the dark cold pre-dawn days of late winter with these shoes. If you're new to minimalist running, ease into RunAmocs gradually--it's taken me several months to get to the point of running four miles a day in them, and that included several weeks of rotating them with my Altras. But it's totally worth it, and these are the best thing going next to going barefoot. (Posted on 2/10/13)
about one year - LOVE these shoes Review by Paul
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Almost one year of running and these remain the best minimalist shoes I have worn. Update on sole wear: overall, the sole has held up great. The outer layer of the left heel has just begun to wear away. The right heel hit something sharp a few months back and the outer layer breached. With this damage, the inner layer quickly wore away. Nothing a little shoe goo cannot maintain. I would expect about one year for any shoe - so I am completely satisfied and getting ready to order my second pair! (Posted on 1/21/13)
Outstanding Review by schwally
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Of all the "shoes" I have ordered from softstar, these are definitely my favorite. Now, we'll see how long they hold up.

Lee (Posted on 12/15/12)
wonderfull Review by coolbreeze
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these shoes are great, comfortable and light. they let the feet feel the ground and give one a sense of foot awareness unlike beefy shoes wich feel like "sensory deprivation chambers for the feet" recommend them to all. (Posted on 10/22/12)
XLNT! Review by Phil
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I am not a runner. But I am an avid Soft Star wearer when I HAVE to wear shoes. I bought a pair of Moc3s last year. I wore them as slippers all winter then, since May, they have been my daily outdoor shoe. They are just now showing signs of wear. An amazing shoe! Just ordered a pair for my wife, a minimalist shoe / barefoot runner and trainer, a pair in fuschia. Thanks Elves!!! (Posted on 9/14/12)
Pure Awesomeness Review by stefanhinote
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Previous to my runamoc3s, I had vibrams, they didn't offer enough space for my little toes, and they smelled pretty gnarly after a run or two. People tried all kinds of crazy things to stop the smell, but eventually most people just gave in, and suggested getting use it.

Well the runamoc3s have ZERO smell, and are EXTREMELY comfortable & light.

Originally bought them just for trail running in AZ, but after wearing them for five minutes, now I wear them in lieu of my normal shoes.

These are by far the most comfortable shoes I've ever worn.

Worth every penny! (Posted on 9/13/12)
6 mons in and LOVING MOC3s! Review by Paul D
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Now that I have several more months and miles, I can still say these are the best minimalist shoe I have worn. These shoes are durable (top and bottom), complete freedom of movement and enough protection to safely/comfortable run on dirt, gravel or pavement. (Posted on 9/9/12)
Getting there, I hope. Review by cablebfg
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First, the product itself. Fantastic. Extremely well made and they feel wonderful. I've ventured into the gym with them because most don't allow you to be barefoot and these are great. Rocks on tracks/concrete hurt, but eh. You have to be aware of your surrounding.

My big issue is the size of the shoe and the fact that I am unable to get away from blisters. I ordered the 7Us because my foot from heel to big toe was 9.5 inches. But perhaps they are too big. I am getting friction blisters between the toes and soles and also on the inside ball of my foot and the middle front of the soles. I do not wear them with socks but hope to not have to rely on them to keep from blistering. Perhaps I got a size too big?

Once I find a solution I will add another review. (Posted on 6/3/12)
Best shoe I've ever owned... period. Review by Christian
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I've owned MOC3s since they first came out last year. They are just now starting to not look new but still have a lot of life left in them. Superbly built. The most comfortable, barefoot-like feel I've found (and I've tried a few things, from huaraches to Vivobarefoots). When these wear out, I will buy again. Now waiting to receive my Chocolate Run-Amocs with leather soles--wonder how they will compare. (Posted on 4/27/12)
Love these! Review by Paul D
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I have been in these shoes a couple months. I was wearing Vibram Bikila's for a couple years (my first minimalist shoes), but growing tired of the toes. I had worn RunAmocs for cold and snow and was excited to see Moc3 as a FF replacement. First couple times out, developed blisters on couple toes and HUGE blisters on both outer heels. Then tried with a half anklet sock (toes free). No more heel blisters. Love the ground feel while still adequately protected, ample room for toes and no restrictions of movement. Both my toes and heels are happy now! I typically wear out the outer heel, so will be curious how long this Vibram sole holds up.
FYI - I run gravel trail and blacktop, 30 min x 3 week. (Posted on 4/18/12)
The Perfect Shoe Review by Dean
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I wear this shoe as my primary every-day shoe. I cannot imagine a more perfect shoe. They fit tight to the bottom of my feet. Wearing them is like walking barefoot with some protection. For me these are better than VFFs and have replaced my need for VFFs. Thank you for having the vision to create and produce these. (Posted on 4/17/12)
the RunAmoc got better? Review by Saggy Arches
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I didn't know the RunAmoc could've been improved, but I was wrong.

between these and my RunAmocs, I don't need another running "shoe".

thanks for making great stuff, Soft Star! (Posted on 4/6/12)
Amazing Shoes Review by Rick
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I recently bought a pair of RunAmoc Moc3's with the idea of wearing them exclusively for workouts at my neighborhood gym. I found my Moc3's to be so great-looking and super-comfortable, though, that I'm now wearing them everywhere. They're without a doubt the most comfortable hard/semi-hard sole shoes I've ever worn. Their incredible comfort even has some of my soft sole moccasins beat. (But not my favorite Soft Star mocs, of course!) :-) I can't imagine a better minimalist running/workout/all-purpose shoe than the Moc3. With their unique Vibram soles, I'm sure they'll be quite durable. They're also extremely lightweight, flexible, breathable and stylish, and oh -- did I mention mega-comfortable? (Yeah, I guess I did!) What more could you ask for in any shoe? The Soft Star elves truly have an awesome design in the Moc3. I hope they make them forever, because I definitely plan to keep coming back for more! (Posted on 3/20/12)
pertains only to my needs Review by baloo2
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very nice shoe but for my use i would like more options, such as 5mm sole and a little wider width im not a runner just looking for an everyday pair of comfortable shoes just a little less minimmalist just my thoughts. thanks (Posted on 3/19/12)
Epic barefoot feel! Review by Anne
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I got these shoes late last fall. I have to run barefoot or close to it due to an injury and was looking for something that would take me through the winter. Last year I wore a cheap pair of sneakers with no cushioning and they were ok but I'm planning to run a marathon this year and I wanted something better.

I had looked at several "minimal" models at my local Rogan's shoes and was sorely disappointed - I could tell even in the store that they would aggravate my injury. I also don't like stuff between my toes and since I live in Wisconsin I really NEED to wear socks to avoid frostbite, so Five Fingers are out. Then I remembered Soft Star. I'd ordered some mocs years back for my kids and myself and they were AWESOME - everyone loved them. I figured they'd make fine barefoot running shoes. So I was delighted to come back and find the RunAmoc line.

I wear a size 8.5 (women's)street shoe (about a 7 men's)and when I was wearing conventional running shoes wore a size 9. I thought I should allow a little room for thick winter socks, so I ordered my Moc3's in a size 8. They were great but did flop a bit. Fortunately my daughter fell in love with them and has bigger feet than I do. So now they're hers, and I ordered myself a pair of 7's. These fit very nicely with room for warm socks.

These shoes are AWESOME! They're super light and comfy, and feel about as close to running barefoot as I imagine you can get (minus the occasional glass splinter, which I don't miss at all.) I love the glove-like feel, and how fast and easy it is to take them on and off.

I got the street version, and you can definitely feel the terrain, which I happen to like. However if I was doing a lot of running on rocky trails I'd probably opt for the trail version.

I was afraid at first that the black shoes might mark up my socks if they got wet, but so far that hasn't happened at all.

Also so far I've had almost no break-in blistering from getting used to new shoes, which is unusual for me, especially with the higher mileage I've been putting in.

The one thing I'm not that crazy about is that they're pretty slippery on ice or even wet grass, so if you get them (which I'd totally recommend), be ultra careful in these situations. They will also allow water through to your feet pretty easily if you run in wet conditions. (I've taken to hitting the gym when it's icy or very cold & wet. Today was warm and wet and I took them out for 9 miles. Wet feet but no discomfort.) So if a 4.5 rating had been an option that's what I would have rated them. However they are such incredible shoes otherwise that I didn't have to think too hard about rounding up.

When they first came they reminded me of ballet shoes and I had some concern that the ultra thin sole and the leather adjacent to the sole might wear out quickly. However it's now 5 months later and they are holding up very well.

The shoes do seem to run just a little large. I will have to see how the 7's fit as the weather warms up and I ditch the heavy socks. I'm thinking I may want to go a half size smaller yet in a summer pair. If I do, I'm definitely springing for the extra $15 to get them in lime green!

(Posted on 3/11/12)
Epic barefoot feel! Review by Anne
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I got these shoes late last fall. I have to run barefoot or close to it due to an injury and was looking for something that would take me through the winter. Last year I wore a cheap pair of sneakers with no cushioning and they were ok but I'm planning to run a marathon this year and I wanted something better.

I had looked at several "minimal" models at my local Rogan's shoes and was sorely disappointed - I could tell even in the store that they would aggravate my injury. I also don't like stuff between my toes and since I live in Wisconsin I really NEED to wear socks to avoid frostbite, so Five Fingers are out. Then I remembered Soft Star. I'd ordered some mocs years back for my kids and myself and they were AWESOME - everyone loved them. I figured they'd make fine barefoot running shoes. So I was delighted to come back and find the RunAmoc line.

I wear a size 8.5 (women's)street shoe (about a 7 men's)and when I was wearing conventional running shoes wore a size 9. I thought I should allow a little room for thick winter socks, so I ordered my Moc3's in a size 8. They were great but did flop a bit. Fortunately my daughter fell in love with them and has bigger feet than I do. So now they're hers, and I ordered myself a pair of 7's. These fit very nicely with room for warm socks.

These shoes are AWESOME! They're super light and comfy, and feel about as close to running barefoot as I imagine you can get (minus the occasional glass splinter, which I don't miss at all.) I love the glove-like feel, and how fast and easy it is to take them on and off.

I got the street version, and you can definitely feel the terrain, which I happen to like. However if I was doing a lot of running on rocky trails I'd probably opt for the trail version.

I was afraid at first that the black shoes might mark up my socks if they got wet, but so far that hasn't happened at all.

Also so far I've had almost no break-in blistering from getting used to new shoes, which is unusual for me, especially with the higher mileage I've been putting in.

The one thing I'm not that crazy about is that they're pretty slippery on ice or even wet grass, so if you get them (which I'd totally recommend), be ultra careful in these situations. They will also allow water through to your feet pretty easily if you run in wet conditions. (I've taken to hitting the gym when it's icy or very cold & wet. Today was warm and wet and I took them out for 9 miles. Wet feet but no discomfort.) So if a 4.5 rating had been an option that's what I would have rated them. However they are such incredible shoes otherwise that I didn't have to think too hard about rounding up.

When they first came they reminded me of ballet shoes and I had some concern that the ultra thin sole and the leather adjacent to the sole might wear out quickly. However it's now 5 months later and they are holding up very well.

The shoes do seem to run just a little large. I will have to see how the 7's fit as the weather warms up and I ditch the heavy socks. I'm thinking I may want to go a half size smaller yet in a summer pair. If I do, I'm definitely springing for the extra $10 to get them in lime green!

(Posted on 3/11/12)
50K and more Review by Brandon
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The more minimalist the better the shoe right? Absolutely. When I ran a 50K through Hell Michigan this past fall I chose to run the trails with the Moc3. Since that race I have ran over 200 miles of trail and pavement loving every step. I loved them so much I baught a Design your own pair in Red... People call them my Ruby Red Slippers as I run past them. (Posted on 2/3/12)

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You can still measure feet using the method below (also shown in our sizing videos). You can then scroll down and see where your measurements fall on our sizing charts to find the recommended shoe size. All you need is a book, a tape measure and a wall.

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 the 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, Portlanders and Rogue casual shoes, which run a bit small.

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 categor.:

 

RunAmoc Style Comparison

 

Original

Dash

Moc3

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Original RunAmoc Brown Suede

green dash runamoc barefoot running shoe

blue moc3 barefoot running moccasin

Design Based on our moccasin design, but with a durable running sole and a lace around the ankle for secure closure. Our most popular shoe for both running and casual use! Front laces and back pattern provide stylish design and precise fit. A stretchy, slip-on moccasin designed to be as flexible and lightweight as possible. A running sock with the durability of a shoe!
Fit

 

Designed to fit loosely around the foot. Ideal for people who are accustomed to going barefoot and do not prefer a snug-fitting shoe. Spacious toe box allows toes to spread and is favored by people with very wide feet.

Front lacing system allows a snug, adjustable fit around instep. Ideal for people who prefer a fitted shoe with minimal slippage.

Depending on color choices, the Dash can easily pass as a casual, work or dress shoe.

Breathe-O-Prene technology hugs your foot from all sides. Very high level of groundfeel and barefoot-like movement. Can easily be packed into a small bag or tucked under a belt when not in use.

Sizes

Adult Sizes 5U–15U+

Available in Regular, Narrow, Wide or Wide XL widths.

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

Weight

5.2–9.2 oz, depending on size, leather type and sole.

Contact us if you would like to know weight for a specific combination of attributes.

5.0–9.5 oz, depending on size, leather type and sole.

Contact us if you would like to know weight for a specific combination of attributes.

4–6 oz, depending on size.

Contact us if you would like to know weight for a specific size,

Sole Options

• 2mm Vibram™ Street Sole

• 5mm Vibram™ Trail Sole

• Tough Leather Sole

• 2mm Vibram™ Street Sole

• 5mm Vibram™ Trail Sole

• Tough Leather Sole

• 2mm Vibram™ Street Sole cut to minimal patterned footbed.

Custom Color Options Suede, smooth (full grain) or LITE (perforated) leather colors. Suede, smooth (full grain) or LITE (perforated) leather colors.

LITE perforated leather colors.

 

RunAmoc Sole Comparison

 

2mm Street

5mm Trail

Bullhide Leather

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Trail Sole Close Up

Leather Sole Close Up

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

 

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. Slightly thicker than 2mm Street sole with similar durability. Pliable texture provides our highest level of groundfeel and most unrestricted foot movement.

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

Use

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.

Price No additional cost. No additional cost.
+$12

 

 

 

Leather Material Comparison

 

Suede

Smooth
(full grain)

LITE (perforated)

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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!

Use

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.

 

RUNAMOC HISTORY: 

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, we have added the Dash and the Moc3 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!

 

IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT TRANSITIONING TO MINIMAL RUNNING SHOES:

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. There is a lot of great advice in the recommended reading about transitioning to a more minimal shoe. It is worth your time to do some research and find a training plan that works for you.

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.

This beautiful marriage of simplicity and technology was designed by veteran running shoe expert, Mike Friton, a 25-year active shoe guru currently teaching shoe design at the Portland Art Institute. An avid runner, he spent his early years working in Bill Bowerman's laboratory and with elite runners. With a background in anthropology, he has taken his deep passion for simple, healthy foot healthy designs and applied it to helping us create this nearly barefoot masterpiece. Click the video for a behind-the-scenes look at the design process!

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