Adult Phoenix Boot - Black
New for 2014: Our Phoenix boots are now available in black smooth leather with genuine black sheepskin.
We are proud to feature our adult Phoenix boots made with soft, supple leather uppers and genuine sheepskin cuffs. A zipper on the inside makes this boot easy to wear over or under pant legs. The interior of the boot is fully lined with genuine sheepskin for a warm and cozy fit. Our zero-drop lightning sole provides excellent traction. Perfect for casual use in mild to moderate winter conditions.
Although many other boots claim to be made with genuine sheepskin, they often mean that the sheepskin is shaved off and then glued to another textile. Soft Star, however, uses authentic sheepskin hides, which require skilled leather artisans to be crafted properly. This homeostatic hide naturally wicks away moisture to keep your feet warm and dry. We recommend reviewing the care tips below for information on maintaining this high quality sheepskin all year long.
To order this shoe in a smaller size, check out our Youth Phoenix Boot.
Please allow 1–2 weeks lead time for this product.
- Durable, flexible and lightweight soles.
- Zero drop Vibram Lightning sole measures 5mm thick, plus 6mm additional base soling material (plus sheepskin fluff).
- Fully lined with genuine sheepskin.
- Roomy toebox.
- Can be worn with or without socks.
- Handcrafted in USA from premium, formaldehyde-free leathers.
Phoenix boots are only made in one width. Sorry, but half sizes and alternate widths are not available. These boots tend to run small, so if you are between sizes then we recommend ordering the larger size. The boots should fit snugly as the natural sheepskin will stretch, but the length of the boot should not be so short that it causes your toes to curl against the front seam—a sign that the size is too small.
Adult Phoenix Boots are not available in design-your-own styles.
Please use table below to best find your corresponding size. For best results, rely on your standard US shoe size. We find this to be the best place to start for adults and generally the most reliable method.
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 and Rogue casual shoes, which run a bit small.
For detailed instructions on how to measure your foot, please click here to view our sizing guide.
Care Tips for Sheepskin Boots
Soft Star Phoenix boots are made from genuine, high quality sheepskin. Many boots that claim to use genuine sheepskin are actually composed of sheepskin fibers blown into synthetic backings. These textiles do not possess the warmth and wicking properties of our authentic sheepskin hides.
While genuine sheepskin is incredibly cozy and beautiful, it is also delicate and will stretch under strain. When wearing your Phoenix boots, use care to avoid stepping off the back or sides of your heels while you walk as doing so repeatedly can affect the shape of the boots and alter the way they fit. The best way to prevent this is by insuring you purchase the correct size. For adults, we recommend selecting a boot size that fits very snugly at first, as they will stretch over time. For children, growing room is important, so a little extra space is recommended. If possible, have your kids wear their boots the first few times on dryer days to give them time to form to their feet.
The boot uppers are made from eco-friendly leathers that are tanned in the USA. Our leather hides are natural products and some variation in texture and markings is to be expected. If you need to clean your boots, wash gently by hand with water and let air dry.
Condition the leather as often as desired with any quality leathercare product. We highly recommend Bee Natural Amore for general conditioning or Bee Natural Rain and Snow for enhanced waterproofing. Be careful to use these products only on the smooth leather portion of the shoes and not on the suede cuffs (leathercare products designed for the full grain leather uppers may permanently darken suede). It is not necessary to apply a suede protectant or waterproofer to the cuffs, but doing so may help keep that portion of the boot looking clean. If you do choose to add extra protection to the suede, we recommend Bee Natural Suede Protector.
Sheepskin boots can take 3-4 days to air dry if fully soaked with water. You can speed up the drying process by stuffing the boots with old newspapers and replacing the paper twice a day. If they become this wet, be very careful to avoid wearing them again until fully dry because the leather will be more susceptible to stretching and the fit may alter.