Child Rambler - Flamingo / Peacock

Need moccasin-like comfort that stands up to the elements of Earth, Wind, Fire, Water... and Childhood? Step into the Rambler and step out into the world, without fear of muddy mires or rocky roads!

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Price $55.00

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Price $55.00
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Need a smaller size? Look for this style in our TODDLER category. For a larger size, check out our YOUTH category.

We know that nothing beats a moccasin for barefoot comfort…after all, who doesn’t want to be constantly enveloped in buttery leather and fluffy sheepskin? Unfortunately, the gentle, peaceful moccasin has some natural enemies: wet weather, jagged terrain…rough-asphalted skate parks. So which do you choose: comfort, or resilience?

Trick question—no choice necessary! We’ve designed the Rambler to provide both durable soling AND the cozy fit of your child’s favorite moccasins. This shoe features a flexible, stitched-on Vibram sole that resists water, debris, and other unpredictable obstacles of growing up. Elastic concealed in the ankle seam secures the shoe to the foot while enabling the wearer to slip it on and off with ease. The flamingo pink and peacock green leather Rambler comes equipped with our suede innersole, and genuine sheepskin innersole inserts can be added for moisture-wicking temperature regulation from summer to winter. Ramble on, comfort-lovers, ramble on!

  • Flexible Vibram rubber sole for durable outdoor use
  • Suede innersoles (sheepskin innersole inserts can be added separately)
  • Indoor/outdoor shoe
  • Elastic ankle closure - Easy on, secure it, easy off!
  • Designed and handcrafted in Oregon, USA

The sole for this shoe will vary depending on the size you order:


Softstar Kids Shoe Soles

Customer Reviews

We have had many of these through the years with more to come! Review by Rebecca
Our child likes the regular rambler with thinner soles. We get the sheepskin liners for a cozy fit. We have had several of these though the years and will buy more. They have the comfort of slippers but can be worn anywhere! (Posted on 1/13/18)
Great shoes and best customer service Review by Kerry
I purchased these for my 6 yo after she reported loving her classroom shoes from Soft Star. She was complaining about not having enough room to move her toes around in other outdoor shoes so I knew she'd love these ramblers as there is plenty of room for moving those toes! I also got the cozy inserts and they are awesome. I wasn't sure about how to attach the inserts and the elves in customer service were SO helpful. Nothing beats great customer service and quality. I hope my daughter will continue to love them so I can buy more pairs as she grows! (Posted on 11/15/17)
❤️❤️❤️ Review by Melissa
Best shoes EVER!!! So easy for a 3 year old to put on all by herself! They look super cute and are really versatile as far as going from casual to dressy. (Posted on 9/13/17)
Always happy with the kids' ramblers Review by Sarah
I have been buying soft star shoes for my two kids for many years. This style is always their favorite. The only reason I buy them other footwear is for wet weather. The colors on this pair are very cute on my toddler daughter. (Posted on 8/29/17)
Love! Review by Rachel
Bought these for my 4.5 year old daughter and she loves them! I highly recommend getting sheepskin liners for hot weather; much comfier and cooler. (Posted on 7/31/17)
Loves the pink!!! Review by Cyclegoddess
My daughter loved these shoes they only lasted her about 3 months then she grew out of them. I would totally give them 5 stars but out of all the soft star shoes we have owned this is the first pair that the leather color started coming off. We also love the rambler style shoes easy on and off which also means they do fall off by accident easier. (Posted on 6/24/17)
These fit my 3 year old perfect and she loves them! Review by Awesome shoes!
I love that you can choose the width. I can't find any other soft comfy shoes in wide for my 3 year old that she can wear outdoors, besides these. I will be buying more, for sure! (Posted on 5/8/17)
Takes a licking, keeps on ticking! Just like the old Timex commercials! Review by Ashley
My daughter loves these shoes and never argues about wearing them (as most 3 year old tend to about things). I love how cute they look on her and also how good they are for her feet and mobility. She has put these through the ringer the last 6 months and they have some noticeable wear on them but are still in really good shape and I think will last past her outgrowing them.
The only critique I have (and it's minor) is that because of the way the leather is positioned on the top/outside you can stick your hand/finger through the two pieces (the pink and blue) which is fine and I'm sure makes them not as stuffy or something. However, dirt does get in there which she does not seem bothered by but does make her socks extra dirty on the bottoms. We don't care though, the socks usually come out pretty decent in the wash and it is well worth the cuteness factor and most importantly how good they are for her to wear shoes like this versus cumbersome, heavy, bulky types.

Keep up the fantastic job! We will be back for more! (Posted on 1/20/17)
Love these shoes! Review by Molly
I ordered a size 6 for my 20 month old daughter. We really love these shoes for her! She can get them off unassisted and they don't fall off. She is also very sensitive to heat, especially her feet. She doesn't seem to overheat or get sweaty in these. She trips less and plays with less caution because she doesn't have clunky shoes causing her problems!

This is our second pair of Soft Stars, we just love them! I hope to order some shoes for myself in the future! (Posted on 4/11/16)
Love these Review by Ali
My daughter loves these shoes. She has the lace ups but prefers these as they are easy to pull on herself.
For any other Aussies, we buy these little ones in the size above our regular size. My daughter is a size AU8 and we bought 9 for these. And they fit perfectly. (Posted on 8/25/15)
Very well made Review by farhaddad
This is a very well made shoe. The quality is excellent!

The first review doesn't make sense. So the poster loves the shoes but he / she selected 3 stars because of the school! (Posted on 6/25/15)
I love but... Review by April
I love the look of this shoe, and my daughter loves them. Unfortunately however, her school does not let her wear them anymore. They said after 3 months, "just please put her in regular shoes from now on..." :( (Posted on 6/24/15)
Great fit for wide feet. Review by echoecho
Shopping for my daughter's shoes has been a nightmare. Her feet are wide, and even in shoe brands that carried wide, it seems the toes were narrow. These shoes fit great, and she has no complaints about foot pain in these. Already she has played in the slushy snow, and they look the same. Her feet stayed dry. The only thing is the soles don't offer much traction, so she fell quite a bit in the mud and snow. I will be purchasing again from Soft Star again, but next next time I'll buy the shoes with the rugged soles for more traction. (Posted on 3/4/15)
Great shoe for my wide foot daughter! Review by happy feet
My daughter has wide feet, so we've had a challenging time shopping for her. We decided to give Soft Star a try, and we are glad we did. They fit well, and are beautifully constructed. From right out of the box, she hasn't wanted to take them off. I found the sizing tips very helpful, and the Soft Star customer service very friendly and overall amazing! We will definitely be buying here again! (Posted on 2/26/15)
amazing shoe for children Review by soft star fan
I purchased this shoe for my 3 1/2 year old after discovering that the only shoe wide enough to fit her foot was a croc. The 10 wide fit her perfectly and she calls them her "happy shoes". They are holding up well and the construction and detail is amazing! (Posted on 5/20/13)

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Find Your Child's Size!

You can measure your children's feet at home using a book, a ruler and a wall. You can then see where the measurement fits on our charts below to find the recommended Softstar shoe size.

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 your child's bare foot so that the heel is barely touching a wall.
  2. 2. Place a book on the floor, parallel to the wall, so that it is barely touching the front of the longest toe.
  3. 3. Move your child's foot away carefully and measure the distance from the book to the wall.
  4. 4. Look for your measurement on the sizing charts below to find the recommended shoe size.


  • 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.

Printable Stand-On Size Guides

We recommend using the measuring method shown above for the most accurate sizing, but if you'd like a simpler method (especially when measuring squirmy children) then you may want to try our printable size guides. Just print the guide below and follow the instructions on the page.

Note: before you print these guides, 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."


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 mimic barefoot conditions.

If you cannot see the entire table, swipe left/right or use scrollbar at bottom. You can also download or print this chart for easier viewing:

   Download / Print Comparison Chart


Roo Moccasin



Merry Jane


North Star








Description Soft and flexible all around. A cozy slip-on moccasin that allows feet to move and spread naturally. Similar to our Roo moccasin, but with a rubber sole for better durability on the playground. The first shoe made by Softstar in 1985, and still a family favorite! Upper is made from a single piece of leather stretched around the shoe for a classy fitted design. A traditional mary jane style shoe with adjustable buckle strap and stylish scallop trim. Based on our Classic design, but with an open toe and heel to keep feet cool on hot days.. Based on our Classic design, but with laces along the side and a genuine sheepskin cuff.
Best Use


Perfect for first walkers with flexibility for early foot development. Cozy to wear around the house and preferred by schools that require soft-soled classroom shoes. Also good for light outdoor play.

A more durable version of our Roo moccasin. Still a good first walker shoe and great for rough outdoor play. Also acceptable for schools that require soft classroom shoes. 

Great for outdoor play, but can also work for formal occasions with the right colors. A popular winter shoe, as the “closed” design helps keep out water, snow and debris. Adding sheepskin innersoles provides extra warmth on cold days.

Great for outdoor play or for dressier formal occasions.

Keeps kids cool on hot days! Open toe and heel not only provide ventilation, but also give a little more growing room before you need to size up.

Great for keeping feet warm on chilly days! Cuff can be worn down as a winter shoe, or pulled up around the lower calves like a boot.

Leather Uppers

Choose from Suede leather or Smooth Sublime* leather (a slightly softer, more flexible version of our Nova leather). Suede feels cozier, Sublime is easier to clean.

Smooth Nova leather.

Smooth Nova leather.

Smooth Nova leather.

Smooth Nova leather.

Smooth Nova leather.


Elastic (slip-on).

Elastic (slip-on).


Strap with buckle.




Sheepskin only. Our genuine sheepskin fleece naturally wicks moisture and helps keep feet dry.

Suede, with option to have sheepskin stitched-in if you customize your shoe.

You can also purchase separate sheepskin innersoles with instructions to glue onto footbed yourself.

Suede, with option to have sheepskin stitched-in if you customize your shoe.

You can also purchase separate sheepskin innersoles with instructions to glue onto footbed yourself.



Sheepskin only. Our genuine sheepskin fleece naturally wicks moisture and helps keep feet dry.


See our soling page for more details on different sole types (link below).
Suede leather sole; will become smooth and shiny with wear.

Up to child size 7: 4mm rubber Sof-Touch soles.

Child sizes 8+: 6mm rubber Pyramid soles.

Extra durable 9mm Rugged Trail soles* also available for sizes 8+ (recommended for toddlers who wear through shoes quickly).

Up to child size 7: 4mm rubber Sof-Touch soles.

Child sizes 8+: 6mm rubber Pyramid soles.

Up to child size 7: 4mm rubber Sof-Touch soles.

Child sizes 8+: 6mm rubber Pyramid soles.


Up to child size 7: 4mm rubber Sof-Touch soles.

Child sizes 8+: 6mm rubber Pyramid soles.


6mm rubber Geo soles.

"My child has thick and/or wide feet. Will these work?" YES! Wide width options are available, and this flexible shoe stretches well to adapt to big feet. Elastic can also be adjusted after shoe is made if more ankle room is needed.
YES! Wide width options are available, and this shoe will stretch a little to adapt to big feet. Elastic can also be adjusted after shoe is made if more ankle room is needed.

Fitted design is not as accommodating to extra wide feet as our other styles, but wide width options are available.

YES! Wide width options are available. This shoe's open front and adjustable strap allow this shoe to easily accommodate large or tall insteps.

Works well for most wide feet... better than the Classic, but not as roomy as a wide Roo or Rambler.

Fitted design is not as accommodating to extra wide feet as our other styles. Wide widths are available, but not with the fully lined* option (it is already made wide to account for the extra layer of sheepskin).

* This feature is only available on select collection colors, or when you design your own.

Softstar Soles Explained

Care Tips for Full Grain (smooth) Leather Shoes


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.



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).



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.