Adult Solstice Sandal - Shiny Platinum

Go ahead, show some toe ;) With soft, beautiful leather and a breezy, lightweight design, the Solstice gives you everything you need...and nothing you don't. Complete with an adjustable strap and flexible sole for easy, confident movement, this simple sandal is a warm-weather essential!

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Price $90.00

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If you've every wished you could go barefoot all summer, dream no more! The Solstice offers everything you could want in a sandal: a lightweight and open design, a classic and versatile silhouette, and a secure fit for free and easy movement. Made with shiny platinum natural leather uppers and a closed back with adjustable strap to secure the sandal to your foot (unlike that basket full of old flip-flops you've been meaning to phase-out). Perfect for treks to your favorite forest swim spot, strolls to the local ice cream shop, or dancing the night away at your next blowout barbecue, the Solstice just might become your next summer romance! 

  • Flexible, minimal Vibram rubber sole molds to your foot
  • Buckle closure for adjustable fit
  • Handcrafted in USA from premium, responsibly-sourced leathers

Please note: the Solstice style runs big so we recommend going down a full size from your regular Soft Star shoe size. See the video below for sizing tips.

Customer Reviews

Beautiful and Practical Review by Fern
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Wow... these make my women's size 11 W feet look delicate and dressed up! That's a pretty amazing feat for a completely flat sandal that I feel like I can walk for miles in. I haven't done that yet since these are more dressy than my usual style, but I'm sure they're more than capable. I'll be wearing these to work and weddings all summer long!

I ordered down a size from my other soft stars (9 instead of 10) and went for the wide width, and the fit is perfect. I have a very narrow heel and low volume foot, and the ankle strap goes tight enough to make it totally secure. The platinum leather is super soft and the color will go with just about everything. I'm thrilled to have a sandal that can dress up, and that makes my feet totally happy! (Posted on 6/11/17)
New Favorite Review by Rebecca
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I have been wearing these sandals for about a month now and have gotten tons of compliments on them! It took a few tries before I found my perfect fit (I have pretty wide feet, but the wide was just too wide for me, and sizing down was too short for my outer toes). I do wish they had an option to add another thin layer of cushioning at the bottom for people who will be wearing these for mostly city/pavement walking. (Posted on 5/31/17)
Lovely shoe, but hard on bunions Review by Jessica
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I was so excited to get a pair of these shoes! I ordered a wide, which is what I normally order. Alas, the toe box was too narrow for me, and pushed my big toe in and irritated my bunions immediately, so I had to return them. Highly disappointing. I think that the concept of these shoes is GREAT, but why, oh why, not make a natural, square toe box? It broke my heart to have to return them. (Posted on 5/18/17)
Cute and comfortable Review by L
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I am just switching to wearing all minimal shoes and had been having a hard time finding fashionable sandals, so I was really excited when I got these and tried them on. So cute! I got one size smaller as recommended and took a wide so that I could wear my Correct Toes if needed. These are perfect. The shiny platinum color adds a bit of pizzazz, so I can easily wear this if I want to step up from casual.
I wish Softstar would have the visualizer for the sandals so people can see what a custom pair would look like. I'd like to get a customized pair of sandals but I probably won't because I can't see what some of those colors would look like. (Posted on 3/25/17)
Love my new sandals ! Review by Jo
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These are the most wonderful shoes I've ever had ! I love them --so comfortable & look great too ! thanks so much to the shoe elves at Soft Star shoes . Hope you enjoy your new place :-) ! (Posted on 9/13/16)
I'm in Love Review by Kim
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I'm a birkenstock girl and have been gradually transitioning to more minimal shoes. Most I find kind of ugly in style, or my foot being wide just doesn't work with many styles. I absolutely love this shoe, it fits like a glove, fits my style and can be dressed up or down. Great shoe!! (Posted on 6/21/16)
Excellent Review by Marilyn
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These are my 5th pair of soft star shoes. They are beautiful, comfortable, and fit well due to the sizing tips on the website. I will only buy shoes from soft star now. It's a bonus that they are USA made. (Posted on 5/29/16)
My first pair of Soft Star shoes Review by Kikki
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I love these! They feel like slippers from the moment I put them on. Just a couple of weeks after receiving these, I ordered another pair in a different color! (Posted on 8/20/15)
Best Sandals Review by Jane
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A great minimalist sandal for those of us who don't like the strap between your big toe and 2nd toe. The back is very comfortable, and it is nice to have such an easily adjustable strap. I followed the recommendation to go 1 size smaller, and it was perfect. I order Soft Star shoes in wide widths when possible, as I was able to do with this one. My feet are wide and also thin. It seems that Soft Star gets my sizing right! I ordered the nutmeg color, as I thought the aged oak was a little light for me. Nutmeg was perfect. Thanks for this great quality product.
Also the Elves are very helpful...I've called them several times, and they have been very knowledgeable and have pointed me in the right direction. Thanks to all involved in your fabulous business! (Posted on 9/29/14)
So happy that I took the plunge Review by sherrie
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I bought my Solstice Sandals in late spring. I just wanted a cute pair of sandals for the summer, and Soft Star is right around the corner from where I work.

I thought I wanted green, but after trying on the Aged Oak, I fell in love. These shoes are so cute and so comfortable.

I was sore for a few days - this was my first pair of minimal shoes. I usually wore clunky 'orthopedic' friendly shoes and clogs.

Now, it's nearly September. My Solstice Sandals are as comfortable as the day I bought them. They did stretch a bit, to better fit my foot.

The vibram sole shows some wear, but they are nowhere near being worn out.

All in all - a great experience and a great purchase! (Posted on 8/27/14)
love these shoes! Review by barefoot mama
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This is a beautiful pair of shoes. I wear them all the time and get lots of compliments. They're super soft and comfortable. I took the advice of the sizing video and sized down a full size and decided to order a wide width. They look and feel great! I'll be sad when it gets too cold to wear them. (Posted on 8/8/14)
The perfect sandal Review by SadieK
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I am thrilled with these sandals and haven't worn any other shoes since they arrived. Every spring I start my sandal quest - my problem is very narrow feet combined with a love of barefoot shoes. Usually sandals float about my low-volume foot. However, after talking to the Elves and relaying my measurements, I ordered a size down and in narrow. They are perfect!!!! Thank you for making different widths. (Posted on 7/17/14)
Confortable and stylish. Review by Perfect!
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I love these gorgeous red sandals. And I am not the only one- I recieve compliments on them almost everywhere I go. The shape and style of them on the foot is really beautiful and stylish. Not frumpy at all. Best of all, they are perfectly comfortable. After just a few days they formed to fit my foot perfectly. They do not rub anywhere. I am ordering another pair in tan to go with the outfits that red does not match well, but I suspect the red ones will remain my favorite ones. (Posted on 6/10/14)
Worth the wait Review by SuBee
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I have been wanting adult sandals from Soft Star since I found the company. And by "worth the wait" I don't mean they took a long time to arrive (they were here in under a week), just that it took Soft Star a long time to make an adult sandal. They have done a great job on this one! I love the look of my new sandals and am going to save for some colorful ones now that I have the practical tan ones.

As the elves predicted for me, the back is comfortable and does not rub at all. The sizing video was very helpful. I went down a size and up a width and they fit perfectly. I don't usually need wide shoes but my foot is definitely at the wide edge of "average," and my toes are sort of squared off as opposed to tapered. The wide is just right for me. Super happy with these, thank you, Soft Star! (Posted on 5/8/14)
Extremely comfortable, cute sandal Review by Tara
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I love these sandals! I can tell I will be "living" in these all summer. The advice to size down was absolutely correct. I decided to get the wide width for extra toe space and they fit perfect. I love the light tan color because I think it would go nicely with black or brown clothing.
One suggestion I have for the Elves is to make the sole with the bullhide leather option for earthing purposes. I tried the Dash with the leather sole and love it, but the style isn't as feminine. I'll be trying to Mary Jane Metro because that can be made with the leather sole.
Other than that suggestion, these sandals are a home run! Thank you Soft Star! (Posted on 5/6/14)

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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. 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.

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.

 

MAINTENANCE:

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).

 

WASHING:

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. 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. 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. 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.

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