Adult Roo Moccasin - Nubuck Black

Experience the original comfort shoe! For centuries, people have looked to the moccasin for natural, flexible, and functional fit, and our customers have found just that in our Roo mocs... for over 30 years! Now available in soft, smooth Nubuck leather.

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Price $85.00

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We love innovation. But in some cases, the best way to move forward, is to take a step back. The Roo moccasin is footwear uninvented. Made with natural materials that are high in quality and few in number, these shoes are built to let you fully experience the world through which you move.

Nubuck black uppers wrap your foot in rich, breathable leather. This leather has the smooth, protective qualities of a top grain leather with a touch of the softness you normally get from suede. The traditional suede soles are flexible and soft, well-suited to both indoor and dry outdoor use. Suede is naturally durable and initially non-skid, wearing into a smoother, moisture-resistant surface over time. Don’t worry, you can always restore the soles’ non-skid properties by gently rubbing the sole with a wire brush!

Inside the shoe, luxurious sheepskin innersoles embrace your feet and keep them protected, dry, and oh-so-comfortable. Genuine sheepskin is nature's heat regulator—it keeps feet dry in the summer and cozy in the winter! Inner elastic hugs the ankle for a secure fit that’s easy on, easy off…that is, if you ever decide to take them off!

  • Genuine sheepskin innersoles keep feet dry in summer & warm in winter while providing comfort and cushioning
  • Indoor / dry outdoor shoe
  • Elastic ankle closure—easy on and off
  • Can be worn with or without socks
  • Handcrafted in USA from premium, responsibly-sourced leathers

Customer Reviews

Update Review by Dan
After wearing these for about a month in all types of Wintry conditions and varied terrain in Colorado, including on light trail hikes, gravel, in and around ski towns, on snow, in wet conditions, etc., I’d like to up my rating from 4 to 5 stars. The main thing is that they are just super comfortable and zero-drop minimalist shoes. It honestly feels like I’m just wearing socks everywhere. They are my indoor slippers and outdoor casual shoes. I wear them to church even. I just wake up, put them on, go about my day, and take them off right before bed. Other reviewers have said that they are pretty durable and so far there’s no holes in the outsoles, so that’s good. But as of now, that’s about my only concern. (Posted on 3/17/18)
Super comfy for an indoor slipper Review by Samantha
I bought these to use as an indoor slipper during the winter - I was tired of wearing holes through my socks, as I'm on my feet, in the house most of the time. I didn't want to wear clunky, narrow toe-box slippers, nor did I want cheap slippers that would wear out as fast as my socks do! I've had the Nubuck moccasin for about a month, and I love them! They are warm without being too warm (comfortable for me in my cool house with or without socks) and I wear them all day long. Most of the time, I forget I'm wearing them. I'm eager to see how well they hold up when used all day, everyday, for probably a good 6 months or more of the year. (Posted on 2/20/18)
5 stars as a house slipper, 3 stars for an outside shoe Review by Dan
As advertised, “for indoor or *dry* outdoor use”... First off, these slippers are so freaking comfortable with their sheep skin inside that I fell in love as soon as I slipped them on. They became my favorite house slippers in an instant. I am not fond of wearing them outside though, especially since I am afraid of discoloring or defacing the nice suede appearance. And they can’t get wet. Otherwise, very comfortable, very spacious (I bought a size 13U men’s as someone who usually wears size 12.5 shoes), and of barefoot comparability. (Posted on 2/15/18)
repeat buyer Review by RG
I've probably had these for 10-15 years now. They only just this year split at the toe and I think that is asking way more from a slipper than can be expected. I need to get another pair so I have them for another 10 years. I don't see any reason to buy anything else for wearing around the house. They would be great to take to Tai Chi too, so I'll probably sew up my old pair and keep them in my car to wear in class. (Posted on 1/29/18)
connecting to the earth!! Best walking shoes ever. Review by linda
I use my Adult Roo moccasins - nubuck brown, I have had for 3 yrs. I wear them into the forest and walk, hike or work in the garden -- they provide a good connection to the earth, protect my feet from cactus and allow me to maintain my balance as an elder on rough and hilly terrain. They clean up easily with a damp cloth and a bit of sandpaper on the soles every once in a while. The quality is outstanding. (Posted on 1/13/18)
Soooo cozy Review by Kathy
I have been wearing these around the house, and plan to wear them in the office, too. They are super comfortable and well-made. My husband just had me order a pair for him.
P.S. My foot is of average width, but I ordered wide for the extra toe room and I'm glad I did. These shoes fit well and are not flopping around.
(Posted on 1/12/18)
Lovely Review by William
Cosy and flexible. Best slippers ever for round the house. (Posted on 11/18/17)
Lovely, comfy, roomy Review by Larry
I’m wearing them now. I we are them around the house and my feet are warm enough but not too warm. Plenty of space for my toes but without a sloppy fit. (Posted on 11/3/17)
Comfortable but seams are coming apart Review by Mary
I love these moccasins, but I am ready to take them in a second time to get the seam resewn along the toe area.
(Posted on 11/1/17)
Comfy, but long-term, best inside Review by Megan
I had these for a year, and, living in Maine, it was not my year round shoe. They are comfy, subtle, and COMFY. I have been purchasing similar for my children as they grow, as well. However, after only a year, I have a hole worn through the forefoot and several holes along the seams (seams still intact; the leather along it broke). They are now relegated to be only inside slippers. I haven't seen this problem with my kids shoes, and they wear them at least as much as I do, if not more. (Posted on 9/27/17)

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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."


Care Tips for Nubuck Shoes


Softstar Shoes are made from eco-friendly, tanned in USA leathers. Leather is a natural product and some variation in texture and markings is to be expected. Because we use natural food grade dyes in our leather, there will likely be some initial color transference to your socks or skin if your shoes become damp. This will decrease with use, but please do not wear your new Soft Stars with your favorite white socks the first time you take them for a spin!


If your shoes are a little snug at first across the top of the toes, you can gently stretch them by stuffing the toe box with a slightly damp rag. Push the cloth tightly into the front of the shoe (don't worry, you won't hurt it). Let the stuffing sit in the shoes overnight to stretch the leather.



Use a damp cloth to remove dirt. You can also choose to use a Nubuck protector leathercare product. While not necessary, it will help keep your shoes looking new over time. Do not use generic leather care products on Nubuck, but only those specifically formulated for this type of leather. Products for full grain or smooth leather will be too oily and may permanently darken and mat suede fibers. Please do not use mink oil on any Softstar shoes as t will mat the fibers of our natural leather and will break down the soling adhesive on styles that have bonded soles.



We do not recommend frequent washing of any leather product because it will strip the leather of it's natural oils and cause it to dry stiffer. When a damp cloth is not enough, you can try hand washing your Nubuck shoes with a gentle shampoo and cool water, then 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. Be sure to give your wet shoes ample time to air dry. Shoes with sheepskin can take 3-4 days to air dry if fully submerged in water, but you can speed up the drying process by stuffing them with old newspapers and replacing the paper twice a day.

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