Child North Star - Cerulean

Help your little one shine through the cold, overcast months this year with the winter-worthy North Star! This longtime favorite features sheepskin innersoles and adjustable cuffs, making for a warm, flexible bootie to help your child whether the weather ;)

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Price $60.00

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Warm feet are happy feet! The North Star is an ideal cold-weather minimal shoe, easily transitioning from fall, to winter, to those early spring days when there’s sun one moment, and freezing drizzle the know the ones. The luxuriously soft suede-and-sheep cuffs can be laced down for a cozy winter shoe, or laced up for a taller, more boot-like shape. Best of all, these winter shoes slip on and off with ease, making indoor/outdoor transitions quick, easy, and convenient! soft soles, lightweight, adorable and warm—all in one package!

While you can easily just pull the cuff down as a warm ankle shoe, using an alternate lacing pattern with shorter laces will give a snugger fit. If you plan for your kids to wear very thick socks with these shoes then we recommend ordering one size larger in a wide width. We are happy to include the shorter laces for one dollar more, which you can select through the checkbox above. Instructions for the new lacing pattern will be included, but you can also download them here:

Click here to download instructions on lacing North Stars cuff-down

This boot has genuine sheep fleece on the cuff and foot bed, making it an excellent choice as a winter shoe. If you are looking for an even warmer boot then you may want to check out our fully-lined Kids Phoenix boots.

  • Natural top grain cerulean leather uppers
  • Soft rubber Vibram Geo soles—durable and flexible
  • Allows natural foot movement and development
  • Genuine sheepskin innersole and cuff for added warmth
  • Can be worn with or without socks
  • Made from premium responsibly-sourced leather
  • Designed and handcrafted in Oregon, USA

Please be warned that although our boots are naturally moisture-resistant, they are not waterproof and can become soaked through after extended hours in snowy/wet conditions. Although our boots make excellent play shoes, they are not extended adventures in severely cold or wet climates.

Customer Reviews

Great product. Glad I found your web site. Review by Roberta
I bought these for my grandson. They're easy to get on his feet because the design allows me to open them completely. (Posted on 1/27/17)
Brilliant!!! Review by The Borrows
Love these shoes to bits! They are super soft, warm, beautiful.. The craftsmanship is outstanding! Our little one took to them naturally and immediately and is very comfortable in them. They are great even without socks, with the furry inlay keeping feet nice and cosy. His next shoes, will definitely be Softstar!!! Very pleased!!! (Posted on 1/22/17)
Gorgeous Boots! Review by 4649Miranda
The Child North Star Boots in chocolate are absolutely gorgeous! Their deep color is perfect for the Fall and Winter seasons and they match everything. Great construction, high quality, and lightweight. Overall great choice for kids! (Posted on 11/3/16)
Wonderful boots Review by Amanda
I love these boots and so do my kids. They are very warm, and it's nice that they can wear them without socks. And they are very cute! (Posted on 10/17/16)
amazingly cute, comfy and lightweight Review by looby
Bought these for my 3 year old daughter. Shipped to UK. Best boots I've ever seen. Super comfy cozy and cute but also look great with anything. Extra lightweight and love to fact they fold down. 100% satisfied (Posted on 10/19/14)

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Unsure about your child's 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 your child's feet using the method below (also shown in our sizing videos). You can then scroll down and see where the measurements fall on our sizing chart to find the recommended shoe size. All you need is a book, a tape measure and a wall.

Note: we no longer recommend tracing 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 child's 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 the length measurement, you can use table below to best find the corresponding size. Keep the following points in mind:

    • Wiggle/growing room is already taken into account.
    • If your child is on the border between two sizes then we recommend the larger size.


    SANDAL SIZING: Our child sandals tend to run big since they are open-toed and open-heeled.We recommend ordering one size smaller than the recommended size for sandals.

    BOOT SIZING: Boots tend to run small due to sheepskin lining and (often) thicker socks. It is usually safe to go up at least one size when buying Soft Star boots for your child.  The North Star is a more "fitted" style, so order a wide if you plan to wear with thick socks or if you want a roomy fit.

    MOCCASIN NOTES: The good thing about soft, moccasin-style shoes (like the Roo or Viley) is that extra length is generally not a problem, so you can often buy with growing room. Your child's foot will slide right to the front of our moccasins and the excess length will be in the back behind their ankle—no worries about tripping over extra length at the toe. Think of it like a glove for their feet. The moc style shoe is very forgiving if too big, which is a good thing if you are on a budget.

    If your child has thick or chubby feet, be sure to indicate you need a wide width. If your child has EXTRA wide feet, please read this.

Which style is best for your child?

Use our handy chart below to compare our child shoe styles and find the best fit for your needs. Remember that all Softstar shoes are made from soft, eco-friendly leather and lightweight, flexible soles for healthy foot development. For children in particular, this is important as the bones in their feet are still forming and not fully ossified until ages 9-11.  We believe shoes should provide protection from the elements while doing their best to simulate barefoot conditions.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact our super friendly customer service elves: or 866-763-2525.


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