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.
Turquoise and chocolate brown suede uppers wrap your foot in rich, breathable leather. 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
- Love the slippers Review by Warren
- These are amazing! Why did I wait so long to get them?!? Review by Ashley
- Delightful, cuddly nothing! Review by Larisa
- Really like this moc ! Review by Nancy J.
moccasin. (Posted on 12/8/16)
- Suede Quality Declined Review by Shoshana E.
Note from the Elves: Thanks for your review Shoshana. Please note we still use the same high quality of leathers as we have over the last 30 years. Leather is a natural material and variations of thickness occur across a single hide, and from hide to hide. If you are unhappy with your shoes upon arrival, please know you can return and exchange them with a note letting us know your preferences. (Posted on 11/21/16)
- Thanks for your uniqueness Soft Star Review by Elizabeth
The ground feel is unbeatable. It's nice not to have rubber under my feet. I don't know what it is about having leather under my feet compared to the thinnest rubber soles. The only other possible explanation would be the idea of earthing. And maybe the material just allows my feet to feel the ground like they're actually supposed to-- I noticed I walk better in these. Anyways, just wanted to share my story. Super happy with the shoes. They fit perfectly with socks in the now winter cold here but I think I will get a pair of narrow ones next time in the spring because my feet slide around too much without the socks. (Posted on 12/12/14)
- Mocs vs other Soft Star Shoes Review by TS
I bought my Moccasins in February of 2010, it’s now May of 2014.
Pros - These are the most comfortable shoes I have ever owned. The shoe wraps the foot, I’d like to say “like a glove” but it is meant literally. I have “toed shoes” and these are more “barefoot”, they are just a nice comfortable glove over the foot. There is no structure to them, and that is wonderful. They are beautifully made (like all of my Soft Star shoes). In the winter they provide a little bit of warmth and a cozy feel without being hot in the summer. They look fabulous, and I’ve been able to get away with them in the office on days where I don’t have meetings. My next pair will likely be smooth black, and then I will wear them to meetings, too.
Cons – these shoes are slick. I’ve fallen walking down stairs with short carpets and slid across tile.
Compared to the other Soft Star Shoes I own: Moccasins are the most comfortable. They have a thin leather sole, so the glove fit is pronounced and fabulous. They grip the ankle and foot the best of all of them (I like a grip around my ankle). None of the Soft Stars I own come up above the ankle (I wish they would make a pair that did), but these are the highest. Mine are suede and the suede does show some age (due to my wearing them everywhere, despite Soft star recommending otherwise).
Babbling - For the first 3 years, they were my around the house and casual outings shoe. Since I started working from home in October, they are my daily wear shoe. Yes, the exact same pair. They have been worn almost every day for the last 7 months. I have not followed the suggestions and I wear them rain or shine, inside or out, to the store, walking the dogs around the block, these shoes get a workout! After all this time, the soles are still intact. Since I’ve started wearing them in tougher environment, the shoes have finally begun to look a little scuffed, what shoes wouldn’t? I do get asked if I am wearing slippers occasionally – my answer is “no, they are so much better”. The part of the shoe that has held up the least is the sheepskin innersole – and they were fabulous until I started wearing the shoes outside in 90 degree weather without socks.
(Posted on 5/21/14)
- Favorite shoe Review by Carol
- Brilliant Review by Fer
Thanks (Posted on 5/25/13)
- Great shoes for my gimp foot Review by Bro
- Love them! Review by Jo
I love the sheepskin inside; I don't need to wear socks because of it. It's warm without being so warm as to cause sweat, and if I do sweat it doesn't feel gross or start to smell. The brown bleeds onto feet or socks a bit but washes away just fine.
The best part is feeling the ground. I get to be wearing shoes, a requirement in most places, but feel like I'm wearing nothing. If I have my feet up they feel like the comfiest slippers.
Please be sure to measure your feet, don't order by your typical size unless you've tried it already! I needed 9U regular in these. I wear a 9.5 or 10 in women's shoes and 8 or 8.5 in men's shoes, narrow if I can find them. For the Dash, I needed narrow, if that is helpful at all.
They take returns if you're unhappy with the fit as long as the shoes are kept in sellable condition, so try them on indoors when they arrive to be sure of fit. (Posted on 11/4/12)
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Unsure about your size? Our printable guide will help you find the best fit for your feet! Just click the button below to print the guide and follow the instructions on the page (if you don't have access to a printer then scroll down for another option).
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."
Want more details? Check out this video for visual step-by-step instructions:
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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. Remove shoes and socks and place the bare foot so that the heel is barely touching a wall.
- 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. Step away carefully and measure the distance from the book to the wall.
- 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.
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.
Care Tips for Suede Shoes
WHEN THEY FIRST ARRIVE:
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 suede brush to remove dirt. You can also choose to use a suede protector leathercare product. While not necessary, it will help keep your shoes looking new over time. Do not use generic leather care products on suede, but only those specifically formulated for suede. 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 suede shoes - it will mat the fibers, and will break down the adhesive bond in soling 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 suede brush is not enough, you can use a damp cloth or hand wash your suede 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.