Adult Solstice Sandal - Suede Moss

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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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. The natural suede leather uppers feature clean lines accented with contrast stitching, and the closed back and adjustable strap 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 Softstar shoe size. See the video below for sizing tips.

Customer Reviews

My #1 Shoe for Two Months now Review by Amy at Naked Clothing
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I declined to write a review immediately because although I loved them right away, I wanted to test them over time. I have been wearing this shoe almost every day for the past two months. I'm pretty new to Minimalist shoes, and I will never go back, I tell you. I get compliments all the time on these. As the owner of a natural fiber clothing store committed to supporting local artists, I also love that these are made in Oregon! Thank you elves. FYI I am normally a size 7.5-8 and I ordered the 6U. They fit perfectly. (Posted on 9/24/17)
Truly comfortable shoes Review by M
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These are my very first minimal shoes. Naturally, I was nervous ordering them: what if the whole minimal shoe thing didn't work for me? And to be honest, the first day I wore them, I was a bit disappointed - they were very comfortable, but my feet felt very tired after about an hour of walking.

However, it's been a couple of weeks and I'm hooked! They quickly adjusted to the shape of my feet, and now walking in them feels just like walking around barefoot on something soft. It's wonderful.

I live in a city with very humid, hot summers. These are the very first shoes I think I've ever had that have given me no blisters, that my feet don't sweat in, that I can walk in for long periods of time without any exhaustion. I love how soft and flexible they are.

I only wish they suited more types of clothes! The green colour is stunning, but doesn't go well with some other colours. As someone else wrote, it's very disappointing when I have to wear other shoes! I really love these. (Posted on 8/1/17)
Happy Feet with style Review by Barefoot pilates
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My feet and body are loving these shoes. Just got back from a vacation where we walked many miles a day and my feet never bother me. I had more people ask me about my shoes. The color and style are a big hit.
Also I think this company is fantastic, I order the wrong size and returning and getting a better fit was so easy,with in a week I had a new pair. Will order another style in the fall (Posted on 7/19/17)
Love these sandals Review by Ruby
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I am so happy with these sandals. I sized down as recommended and was at first very concerned that I'd made a mistake by not ordering them in a wide. But, I stretched them out by stuffing socks into the front of the sandal for a few days, and they now fit like a dream. I wear these almost daily, and am honestly disappointed that I have to wear something else on days when I choose to wear an outfit they just won't work with. They have stretched perfectly and are so comfortable--even more comfortable than my ballerines. The color is perfect and I could not be happier. (Posted on 6/28/17)
Fantastic shoes Review by Whitney
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I love these shoes. Great color, wide toe box and flat. I bought a pair of ballet flats after these. next stop custom pair!!! (Posted on 6/9/17)
Awesome Review by Andra
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Nice colour, nice exercise for the feet (Posted on 5/15/17)

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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:

No Printer? No Problem!

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 and Rogue casual shoes, which run a bit small.

Care Tips for Full Grain (smooth) Leather Shoes

WHEN THEY FIRST ARRIVE:

Softstar 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 Softstars 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 or Nikwax Full Grain Waterproofing on smooth 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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