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.
Smooth Chocolate and Terracotta 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
- I love these!Review by Joan
- Poor fitReview by wife
Note from Soft Star Shoes: We are sorry the fit did not work well for your husband. We do cut all our soles with dies, and the 11 Wide should be a great deal wider than your size 7 mocs. Please contact our customer service elves - we would be happy to send you a return shipping label to see what is going on with this pair for you and get you into shoes that will work well. (Posted on 12/11/15)
- I'm in love with a slipperReview by Renee
- Update almost a year laterReview by Naomi
- Perfect FootwearReview by ShareOn
- AwesomeReview by BP
Yes it was a little tight around the toes at first, but I was patient, and within a couple of days it had stretched and become perfectly comfortable.
I bought these shoes through my interest in grounding / earthing and barefoot walking. It's rare to find shoes that are minimalist and grounding and so comfortable, so I really appreciate these. I wear them most of the time now, except for work and more formal occasions, for which I've just ordered the RunAmoc. I don't want to go back to "normal" hard soled shoes now.
I live in Australia, so I've brought the roo back home! For those of you worried about kangaroo leather, it's actually quite a good choice. There's no farming or land clearing or caging up of animals involved. Very environmentally friendly. Sadly, lots of kangaroos are culled in Australia because apparently they are overpopulated in rural areas and are a pest. But most of these are not even eaten or used. If they're going to be culled, we should at least be using them for something.
Note from Soft Star: Thanks BP for your feedback! We want to clarify that we do not use kangaroo leather. "Roo" is named after one of the nicknames of our very first baby elf.. .from way back in 1985. The leather used in the Roo is cowhide from US tanneries. Sorry for any confusion! (Posted on 5/30/14)
- MagicReview by Naomi
The sheepskin insoles are luxurious. I like that I can feel the ground through the suede sole. It is cold right now, and when I walk outside I can feel the cold ground through the shoes, but my feet do not get cold! How is that possible?
I would recommend these to everybody. My feet are no longer squashed, my legs and back don't hurt after work anymore. I have an office job but I try to stand several hours each day. When I wear my boots or any other shoe with a little heel my feet and legs hurt at the end of the day, and I can't wait to take them off. With the roos, I take them off RIGHT before I go to bed. If I were a child I would totally sleep with them on.
The end. (Posted on 12/4/13)
- Poor fit for Men's size 11 - tight in the toesReview by mhc
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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 Full Grain Leather Shoes
WHEN THEY FIRST ARRIVE:
Soft Star 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 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 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 on 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).
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*. 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.
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, and do NOT put shoes the dryer. 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.