Custom Adult Ballerine Flat

Custom Ballerine Flat Zoom


Availability: In stock

Price $150.00
  • SUBLIME Flint
  • SUBLIME Black
  • SUBLIME Chocolate
  • SUBLIME Cream
  • SUBLIME Sienna
  • SUBLIME Hot Pink
  • SUBLIME Blaze
  • SUBLIME Tangerine
  • SUBLIME Olive
  • SUBLIME Avocado
  • SUBLIME Deep Blue Sea
  • SUBLIME Sky Blue
  • SUBLIME Purple
  • SUBLIME Fuchsia
  • VEGETABLE TANNED Black +$5.00
  • VEGETABLE TANNED Cocoa +$5.00
  • VEGETABLE TANNED Chianti +$5.00
  • VEGETABLE TANNED Thunderhead +$5.00
  • SHINY Platinum
  • SHINY Gold
  • SHINY Pewter
  • SHINY Ruby (backordered)
  • SHINY Royal
  • LITE White
  • LITE Black
  • LITE Chocolate
  • LITE Tangerine (limited supply)
  • LITE Lime
  • LITE Turquoise
  • SUBLIME Flint
  • SUBLIME Black
  • SUBLIME Chocolate
  • SUBLIME Cream
  • SUBLIME Sienna
  • SUBLIME Hot Pink
  • SUBLIME Blaze
  • SUBLIME Tangerine
  • SUBLIME Olive
  • SUBLIME Avocado
  • SUBLIME Deep Blue Sea
  • SUBLIME Sky Blue
  • SUBLIME Purple
  • SUBLIME Fuchsia
  • AGED Walnut
  • AGED Whiskey
  • VEGETABLE TANNED Black +$5.00
  • VEGETABLE TANNED Cocoa +$5.00
  • VEGETABLE TANNED Chianti +$5.00
  • VEGETABLE TANNED Thunderhead +$5.00
  • SUEDE Black
  • SUEDE Chocolate
  • SUEDE Honey
  • SUEDE Tan
  • SUEDE Burgundy
  • SUEDE Red
  • SUEDE Watermelon
  • SUEDE Pink
  • SUEDE Orange
  • SUEDE Mustard
  • SUEDE Forest Green
  • SUEDE Moss
  • SUEDE Emerald
  • SUEDE Navy
  • SUEDE Royal
  • SUEDE Medium Blue
  • SUEDE Turquoise
  • SUEDE Purple
  • SUEDE Fuchsia
  • SUEDE Lavender
  • SUEDE Zebra
  • Cork
  • SHINY Platinum
  • SHINY Gold
  • SHINY Pewter
  • SHINY Ruby (backordered)
  • SHINY Royal
  • PLONGE White
  • PLONGE Graphite
  • PLONGE Black
  • PLONGE Dark Hazelnut (limited quantity)
  • PLONGE Tan (limited quantity)
  • PLONGE Pearl
  • PLONGE Red
  • PLONGE Fuchsia
  • PLONGE Pink
  • PLONGE Orange (special edition)
  • PLONGE Mint
  • PLONGE Lime (limited quantity)
  • PLONGE Kelp
  • PLONGE Turquoise
  • PLONGE Royal Blue (limited quantity)
  • PLONGE Robin Egg Blue
  • PLONGE Lavender
  • RUSTIC Cedar - Dark
  • RUSTIC Cedar - Light
  • Suede Cream with Shiny Gold Stars
  • None
  • White +$15.00
  • Black +$15.00
  • Brown +$15.00
  • Beige +$15.00
  • Red +$15.00
  • Fuchsia +$15.00
  • Gold +$15.00
  • Royal Blue +$15.00
  • Purple +$15.00

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Say au revoir to rigid, uncomfortable ballet flats! With its classic lines and impeccable fit, the Ballerine is the most elegant way to go barefoot. This chic, ultra-versatile style transitions effortlessly from the morning bike commute to the conference room, while still leaving you with enough spring in your step for dinner and dancing on the weekends. Heck, some Softstar fans even go running in them! Handcrafted with our premium leather uppers, a stretchy trim on the front and sides secures the shoe gently to your foot. Our flexible Vibram soles provide traction with a natural minimalist step, and a heavenly-soft suede innersole provides all-day comfort. Effortlessly stylish in smooth, shiny, and suede leathers, these light and cozy Ballerines will quickly take center stage in your wardrobe!

  • Handcrafted in USA from responsibly-sourced, premium domestic leathers 
  • Designed to be lightweight and fit easily in your purse or carry-on 
  • Gently elasticized leather collar trim for easy on/off 
  • Comfortable heel 
  • Flexible 4mm Vibram Cherry sole provides traction and protection 
  • Custom shoes in like-new condition are fully returnable/exchangeable according to the terms of our return policy.

Check out this video for tips on finding the best Ballerine size for your feet:

Customer Reviews

Best shoes so far Review by Cynthia
I jumped into barefoot shoes to restructure my feet and then the whole body..per Katy Bowman. I have purchased 8 pairs of flat shoes in the last 2 months. One pair ballet flats each; Tieks, Yosi Samara, Dana Buchman (used), 2 pr from Penny's, one pair NB minimus trail shoes, one pair of flat sandals that I sliced the 1/4" heel off of. So far the Softstars are the absolute most comfortable on any surface except cement/asphalt...we weren't meant to walk on that stuff at all so I resort to more cushion for that. See the blue perforated leather with red trim and silver heel photo. By the way....the transformation is awesome and ongoing...fabulous! (Posted on 5/24/17)
Fantastic Review by Anna
I spend most of my time at home barefoot or in minimalist shoes and I was so worried when I started my new job I wouldn't find shoes that are comfortable, fit well, and are still professional for an office setting. I now own 4 pairs, that is how incredibly well they fit. They are so comfortable and I even made a custom pair to add a little pop of color! I have wide feet and could never wear flats. I am so glad to have such a beautiful, well made, comfortable shoes for work. Everyone asks me about them! (Posted on 5/23/17)
Happy Feet! Review by Kim
I had been searching for comfortable ballet flats for my size 11WW feet for several years. I tried several popular brands and ended up with sore feet as none actually fit. The Softstar Ballerine is the only one that fit perfect out of the box. The leather is so soft, I almost feel like I'm not wearing shoes at all. I've just ordered 2 more pairs and I'm sure I will be back for more! Also, the customer service at Softstar is outstanding. Thank-you for making the most comfortable shoe I have ever worn. (Posted on 4/21/17)
Best service EVER Review by Kristen
My shoes arrived fitting too tight, but the Elves exchanged them for a bigger size quick-smart! Love my flats!! (Posted on 3/22/17)
Happy toes Review by Simone
This is my third pair of Soft Star Shoes. Three different models (Mary Jane, Sandals and Ballerine) in three different sizes. For me one size doesn't fit different models. The sizing guides and videos have helped a lot to choose the perfect fit for each model. For the Ballerines -which I found in the Soul Mates section- I chose to size up for a more roomy fit and it is perfect. My toes have space in the toe box and when my feet get warm and "grow" during the day, the shoes remain comfortable. Actually they got more comfortable the longer I wore them. Walking in them is bliss because they are higher in the back which holds the feet nicely and leaves the toes relaxed. If I would have ordered them in my regular size the heel might have been likely to snug and started to hurt my achilles tendon. For all my Soft Star Shoes I have gotten compliments. And now ordered some custom made ballerines with sports closure for summer in the city with lots of walking and bicycling. (Posted on 2/11/17)
Love these shoes! Review by Karen
This is my second pair and can't wait to order another pair! I love the fact you can choose your colors!!! (Posted on 1/29/17)
Color is Important to Me Review by Fish Water
Overall, I'm pleased with my Soft Star ballet flats. I have waited a couple of months before writing this review to insure the shoes were well broken in. First, I enjoyed selecting the color of the pumps especially utilizing the "visualizer" which showed the finished product. Second, I like the feel of natural leather which mold to your feet overtime. I know there are other substitutes for natural leather, but for me natural leather works. There is no arch support, but the sole is soft and padded which gives one a barefoot feel.

I only had two problems with the shoes. First, the toe box or area was too small. I followed directions found on the Soft Star website and placed a large sock in the toe box over night. This solved the first problem. Second, a small piece of leather pressed against my toe and caused pain. The leather should have been sewed into the lining, but was left sticking out. I should have returned the ballet flat to Soft Star for correction, but instead I took it upon myself to repair. I used a razor blade and other tools to solve the problem and it worked. I don't recommend this procedure unless you are a baby heart surgeon, bomb defuser, or a diamond cutter. In summary, the ballet flats have become more comfortable each day and I would buy from Soft Star again because I'm happy with the product, workmanship, and service. (Posted on 1/9/17)
wish these had worked for me! Review by jennifer
I wish these shoes had worked for my feet! They seemed very well made and were really super comfy in the toe box and sole, but the back of the shoe came up too far and poked me in the back of the leg, and then when I walked in them my leg pushed the back of the shoe down onto my foot but then it wasn't really on my foot like it should have been. So bummed to have had to send these back, though. Other than my heel issue, the design seems very well thought out, with an extra layer of leather inside the top of the toe box and an asymmetrical toe box that looks well balanced when on a foot. (Posted on 12/17/16)
Awesome Flat! Review by Victoria
These flats are amazing! The leather gives to form to your foot but does not look sloppy. I now own three pairs. (Posted on 12/8/16)
Feel lucky! Review by Jennifer
Every time I put these shoes on I feel lucky; lucky that I like them so much, lucky that they feel so good...that they look so good...that lovely people made them...just lucky all around! (Posted on 11/28/16)
Fabulously Comfortable Review by Lori
The ballet flats are my 3rd style ordered from Soft Star and like the previous 2, they are so cute and comfortable. The leather is so soft and I enjoyed customizing my own perfect colors. Keep up the great job! (Posted on 11/17/16)
Great Flats, Happy Pinky Toe Review by jenerator
I pretty much only like minimal shoes and am so happy to have a nice pair to dress up. I have squarish toes, so in most shoes most of my life my poor pinky toe has been squished. I watched the video and go up one size as they suggest, and they work perfectly. I did bright red with a black accent on the heel and I just LOVE the way that came out. Only complaint: If I walk enough distance, they do the old rub-the-achilles. However, I have a fairly pronounced achilles (so this has often been an issue for me) and if it was lower on the heel they may slip more and it's really nice that they don't slip. I LOVE Soft Star and I get questions about them all the time and I always tell people all about you. I should carry cards around. <3 (Posted on 11/15/16)
So comfortable and cute! Review by Anastasia
I love my soft star shoes. I've received numerous compliments on them at work and referred many coworkers to the site to get a pair. They're incredibly comfortable and I can't wait to buy more :) (Posted on 11/15/16)
Greatness Review by Alex
These flats are killer! Love the Wakaiki and Chianti, great colours! (Posted on 11/4/16)
GREAT Company!!! Review by Grace
Very sadly, these shoes didn't work out for me. I have a pair of slippers and running shoes which I absolutely could not be any happier with!

That said . . . Soft Star has a fabulous bunch of Elves to work with! They listen carefully and do everything to ensure customer satisfaction! (Posted on 11/3/16)
My Go To Shoes Review by Monica
I got a pair of custom Ballerine flat shoes and I wear them every chance I get. They are the most comfortable shoe I have every owned. I wear them to work, I also walk to work in them and have had no slippage on the back of my heel which has been common for me with other brands of shoes. (Posted on 11/3/16)
Wish I had taken the plunge sooner! Review by Leah
I have difficulty finding shoes that are wide enough for my feet. I mean, we are talking WIDE. I love the idea of minimalist shoes, but even most of those aren't wide enough or lack style. While these were tight upon getting them, they are very comfortable. In fact, they are all I wear. I have been eyeing these beauties for years, and I'm not sure why I didn't buy them sooner! (Posted on 11/3/16)
Happy Feet Review by Grace
This is my second pair of ballerine flats, and they won't be my last. I love that they look professional enough to wear with business attire because they are the only shoes I have found that don't hurt my feet. Every pair of Soft Star shoes I buy make me want to buy more! Thanks for giving me such happy feet! (Posted on 10/21/16)
So Comfortable Review by Barb
These shoes are so comfortable. I recently had surgery to straighten out a fused ankle. I was unable to wear flat shoes as my ankle was fused at an angle where I could only wear shoes with a 1 inch heel. I am now able to wear flat shoes and these are the most comfortable pair I own. They are like walking barefoot.

I have a wide foot but ordered the regular width. They fit perfectly.

It was fun creating the colors I wanted. I plan to order another pair and will try the sport closure. (Posted on 10/16/16)
So Comfy! Review by Rubytuesday
I got the ballerina flat. Fun to choose the colors of shoe, heel and trim. They are super comfortable. I got my regular size and no strap. The leather is almost like glove leather and conforms to your feet. They are super comfortable and attractive. I'm pleased with the purchase. It would be good if they sold matching shoe polish since many of the colors are unique. (Posted on 10/15/16)
Love these shoes:) Review by Suzanne
I bought 3 pairs of the Ballerine with Sport Closure because they are so comfortable (and I have "worn out" some of my original Ballerines). I love the comfort--and the Sport closure helps keep them on my feet as I walk "fast." When the shoe leather begins to stretch out, the elastic should help keep them on. I like to customize to go with different outfits. Well worth the money. Great looking, Comfortable, Versatile. (Posted on 9/25/16)

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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).

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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.

Whether you need it for the trail, street, studio or workplace, we have the perfect RunAmoc for you!

Scroll down to compare shoe styles, sole options and leather, or click a category to jump ahead:

RunAmoc Style Comparison









Design Based on our moccasin design, but with a durable running sole and a lace around the ankle for secure closure. Our most popular shoe for both running and casual use! Front laces and back pattern provide stylish design and precise fit. A stretchy, slip-on moccasin designed to be as flexible and lightweight as possible. A running sock with the durability of a shoe!


Designed to fit loosely around the foot. Ideal for people who are accustomed to going barefoot and do not prefer a snug-fitting shoe. Spacious toe box allows toes to spread and is favored by people with very wide feet.

Front lacing system allows a snug, adjustable fit around instep. Ideal for people who prefer a fitted shoe with minimal slippage.

Depending on color choices, the Dash can easily pass as a casual, work or dress shoe.

Breathe-O-Prene technology hugs your foot from all sides. Very high level of groundfeel and barefoot-like movement. Can easily be packed into a small bag or tucked under a belt when not in use.


Adult Sizes 5U–15U+

Available in Regular, Narrow, Wide or Wide XL widths.

Sizing Guide

Adult Sizes 5U–15U

Available in Regular, Narrow or Wide widths.

Sizing Guide

Adult Sizes 4U–13U

Available in Regular width only.

Sizing Guide


5.2–9.2 oz, depending on size, leather type and sole.

Contact us if you would like to know weight for a specific combination of attributes.

5.0–9.5 oz, depending on size, leather type and sole.

Contact us if you would like to know weight for a specific combination of attributes.

4–6 oz, depending on size.

Contact us if you would like to know weight for a specific size,

Sole Options

• 2mm Vibram™ Street Sole

• 5mm Vibram™ Trail Sole

• Tough Leather Sole

• 2mm Vibram™ Street Sole

• 5mm Vibram™ Trail Sole

• Tough Leather Sole

• 2mm Vibram™ Street Sole cut to minimal patterned footbed.

Custom Color Options Suede, smooth (full grain) or LITE (perforated) leather colors. Suede, smooth (full grain) or LITE (perforated) leather colors.

LITE perforated leather colors.


RunAmoc Sole Comparison


2mm Street

5mm Trail

Bullhide Leather


Street Sole Close UP

Trail Sole Close Up

Leather Sole Close Up

2mm Street Sole Pattern
5mm Trail Sole Pattern
Tough Leather Sole Pattern


Very high level of groundfeel. Our thinnest and lightest sole. Minimal space between feet and ground.

High level of groundfeel. Extra thickness adds durability. Tread pattern provides additional traction on rough surfaces.

Our most flexible sole. Slightly thicker than 2mm Street sole with similar durability. Pliable texture provides our highest level of groundfeel and most unrestricted foot movement.

All-natural leather material allows grounding conductivity (see earthing).


Perfect for running on smooth surfaces or for trail runners who have strengthened their feet to tolerate groundfeel of rough surfaces.

Ideal for trail runners and those who want barefoot movement with protection while running over rough surfaces, such as gravel or rocky paths. Also a favorite for street runners who prefer durability over maximum groundfeel.

Recommended for people new to minimalist running shoes.

A favorite for people who prefer to run or walk barefoot. Like the street sole, it is recommended to have feet strengthened for barefoot-style running before using this sole on rough or rocky terrain.

NOTE: this sole can become very slippery on smooth, wet surfaces.

Price No additional cost. No additional cost.




Leather Material Comparison



(full grain)

LITE (perforated)


Softstar Suede Leather

Softstar Smooth Leather

Softstar LITE Leather

Look and Feel Soft and cozy. Matte appearance. Smooth and glossy. Underside is suede. Smooth, thin and light.
Pros & Cons


Pros: A favorite for its stylish look and extremely cozy feel.

Cons: Not water resistant, unless treated with a suede protector leathercare. Requires more effort to clean (we recommend a suede brush).

Pros: Naturally water resistant and easy to clean. Keeps feet warm and protected in cold, wet weather.

Cons: May cause feet to feel warm in hot climates, depending on your tolerance for heat/cold (still more breathable than most rubber or faux-leather shoes).

Pros: Lightweight, keeps feet cool and ventilated. A favorite for running in warm weather. Easy to clean.

Cons: Not water resistant... it has holes!


Our suede leather is a popular choice for casual everyday shoes that look and feel fantastic! Many people use it for athletic shoes as well, though it does require extra effort to keep dry and clean.

Smooth leather provides the most protection from the elements. A popular choice for protecting feet from cold or wet weather. Also gives a classy look for dressy or formal occasions.

While naturally somewhat water resistant, smooth leather can be made more waterproof with full grain leathercare.

Great for athletes wanting to keep feet ventilated and cool. This naturally lightweight material minimizes shoe weight to maximize performance. Although it is not water resistant, the thin, airy material dries quickly and is easy to clean.



In the fall of 2009, we noticed a sharp increase in calls from customers requesting modifications to our existing line of minimalist moccasins. We were surprised to learn that people weren't only wearing them around the house, but to run trails, marathons and even ultramarathons. With interest increasing in barefoot running, we began development of a barefoot running moccasin designed by and for runners.

Softstar called on our online community of fans to solicit input on ideal features to design a new shoe specifically for runners that was light, ventilated and featured super thin and flexible running soles. Our fantastic customers submitted ideas, provided feedback on prototypes and ultimately voted on the name RunAmoc. Since the very successful launch of the Original RunAmoc, we have added the Dash and the Moc3 to the line. We hope you find these unique running shoes to be a benefit to your training routine and a treat for your feet!



Making the switch from traditional shoes to minimal shoes or barefoot running/walking should be done gradually with research and advice from healthcare professionals to prevent injury. It is not recommended to begin heavy running in minimalist/barefoot shoes until your feet have adapted properly. You will probably be tempted to just take off since they are FUN and you feel like a kid in them, but you may end up injuring yourself if you plunge into full speed without proper conditioning. You may want to read this article that includes tips and training plans for transitioning safely:

Article: How to Transition to Minimal Shoes

Our disclaimer: please remember that we are shoemakers, not doctors. Nothing we say or write should be taken as medical advice or replace advice from a medical professional.