Custom Adult Solstice Sandal

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 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
  • Add a Flora stitched-on petal motif for a rich leather accent
  • Handcrafted in USA from premium, responsibly-sourced leathers
  • Custom shoes in like-new condition are fully returnable/exchangeable according to the terms of our return policy.

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

Love the shoes Review by Judy
I just love these sandals. They are so comfortable! Nothing comes close to Softstar shoes, my favorite shoes (Posted on 7/19/17)
love my softstar shoes!!!! Review by Kim
I bought the nova blue love them with jeans very comfortable this is my third pair of Softstars ... I'm a believer they are my go to shoes... thanks elves for great quality shoe. Kim (Posted on 7/18/17)
Softstar does it again! Review by Jocelyn
I ordered these in red and they are perfect. I have not worn another pair of shoes since they arrived. After about two days of feeling a little snug, they have stretched out to envelop my feet like a soft cloud. What will I do when summer is over? (Oh, I know, switch back to my Softstar chukkas!) (Posted on 6/21/17)
Highly recommend Review by Melanie A
I just got these in the mail and after putting them on I'm not taking them off. I never expected to love them this much or to fit so perfectly. The sizing recommendation was absolutely spot on, and they were made and shipped with lightening speed. A perfect barefoot Sandal that still looks fashionable. For reference I am usually an 8.5_9 narrow and ordered the 7u (8 womens) regular width. Fit like they were custom made specifically for me. (Posted on 3/20/17)
Beautiful and comfortable Review by OctoberAmy
I like these shoes very much, the leather is buttery soft and supple. I got the shiny silver color, which looks great with everything. I think they are very feminine. I wear 8.5 in regular shoes, Narrow when I can find it. So I got the 7U Narrow, per the elves' recommendation, and they are a perfect fit. Any longer and I would catch the toes when I walked. (Since they are hand making them, I question why make them "run big"? Why not just adjust their pattern instead of telling everybody to size down??). Now, I was a little put off by the pointy toe shape in a "naturalist" shoe, but they are open, and the leather is so soft it was not an issue. (However I returned the closed toe Merry Janes for that reason...only to reorder later after I discovered how soft the leather is). This was my first order from Soft Star, and my brain still thinks "oh, I have a shoe on, I will strike my heel!" So I'm re-training myself. Also I have plantar fasciitis and barefoot feels best, but my foot is not really "itself" now. So I haven't worn them a lot, just 3 or 4 times. Will probably be back for more next summer. (Posted on 9/3/16)
Wonderful Review by Kathleen
My teenage daughter and I both have a pair of these. They are so comfortable, and look nice on any occasion. We both wear them every chance we have. I have foot and back problems, and they have both improved SO much since switching to Soft Star Shoes! I wear them exclusively now! (Posted on 5/23/16)
So comfortable and cute! Review by Kim
I love my Soft Star sandals. They are so soft and comfortable. And the flower appliqué makes them super cute. I've gotten comments on them when we I've worn them. This is my third pair of Soft Star shoes and I love them all!! (Posted on 5/19/16)
Fantastic as always!!! Review by Gretchen
I'm becoming a Soft Star shoe hoarder!!! I ordered a super cute DYO pair of sandals for my son's wedding. I had so many people ask me how I found such a perfectly coordinated pair of shoes. They really dressed up my outfit. I was comfortable all afternoon and was able to enjoy the wedding and not worry about my feet! (Posted on 5/19/16)
Amazing!! Review by Cpashley
Best sandals I have ever purchased. Soft Star shoes have changed my life!! (Posted on 5/19/16)
Love love love Review by Lori
From right out of the package comfort like no other shoe! It's like walking barefoot with a little blue posey on your toes! (Posted on 5/9/16)
Perfect matching comfort Review by Nana P
I had several tops with no matching shoes. Soft Star solved my needs. I usually wear an 8.5. I ordered these in a 7. Mine are Kelly Green in front, bright blue in back with a yellow flower. Love ,love, love these shoes and so does every one that sees them. I can't tell you how many times I say "Soft Star" when I wear them. Going to Branson Mo. today, I am wearing my Soft Stars so I know what I will be talking about with total strangers. (Posted on 5/7/16)
Comfy Sandal! Review by Maura
I love, love, love these sandals. The first time I bought them, I ordered one size smaller. They were still a little big. This year I ordered another pair, but two sizes smaller than my normal size, and now they are perfect! (Posted on 5/5/16)
My Favorite Sandal Review by Dianne
This is my second Soft Star Shoe and I'm in love. I can't say enough good things about it. I did go a size down but stayed with the regular width b/c my foot is not real wide. The fit is perfect! What I love the most about Soft Star shoes is the feel of it when walking. The freedom in my feet. The way it was always meant to be. (Posted on 11/14/15)
Love these shoes! Review by Angie
These are the cutest shoes and they are so comfy! I was concerned about the back of the shoe digging into my heel and causing a blister like most shoes do. So I hesitated on this one. Well. let me tell you, I don't even feel the back of the shoe. The leather is butter soft and feels so good to the skin! Can't wait to get another color! So far this is my favorite shoe from Soft Star! Thanks for making these awesome shoes! I can't wait to share the comfort with others.
Angie (Posted on 9/26/15)
Love these!!!! Review by Solstice sandal
I love these sandals! The leather is so soft and didn't need any breaking in. I definitely needed the whole size smaller than my normal size. Thank you elves! (Posted on 8/27/15)
Beautiful! Review by Diana
Finally a gorgeous shoe, that is comfortable from front to back. Having a choice in colors is a wonderful feature.. I am always getting stopped regarding the nice style and the color coordination which is shiny pewter and platinum. very nice minimal shoe for dress up or casual...will order another pair! (Posted on 8/24/15)
Love these! Review by Kikki
I have these in red, and not only are they incredibly comfortable, but I get SO MANY COMPLIMENTS every time I wear them! I even have women occasionally stop me to compliment my sandals as I am walking down the street. I have been wearing my Solstice Sandals all summer, and I have directed several people to your site to check them out. (Posted on 8/20/15)
Nice sandal, sizing is still off... Review by Michigan Minimalist
Let me start off by saying I pretty much only wear Soft Stars and Vibrams - so regardless of their slight flaws, they are still the best shoes out there.

Soft Stars sizing however could really use some work. I watched their video on the sandals, and according to the video I ordered one size down, and wide. I wear wides anyways. The shoe is still a bit too long, and dare I say too wide?

My wide Portlanders fit a bit too wide too, but my wide ballerines are barely wide enough. Who knows, I just hope that someday the sizing gets a bit more consistent or customizable. (Posted on 8/6/15)
Great looking, comfortable sandal! Review by Janet
I love these shoes! I got them in shiny red; they make me feel great, they go with (almost) everything, and I get tons of compliments!

Follow the sizing recommendations: I have wide toes and wear size 8.5/39 in "regular" shoes. I got these sandals in 6W, and they fit perfectly.

I bought a second pair in shiny pewter! (Posted on 6/3/15)
Finally, an adult sandal! Review by Dorayme
I have been looking for Soft Star Shoes to make an adult sandal for years! My children wore and loved your shoes and I too have enjoyed them, but living in the Southern part of the country, I have more hot months than cooler ones so the closed up shoes were only so comfortable for me through the hottest months. I yearned for these shoes, and let me say, they do not disappoint! I love how they hug my feet and give me a cute sandal that transitions through most occasions I would throw at them. The design keeps them on, and secure, yet enough of the foot is uncovered that they have a feminine and chic look, and are COOL. I'm looking forward to adding a few more pair to my collection! (Posted on 6/12/14)

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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 and Rogue casual shoes, which run a bit small.

The following list shows all of the leather colors used in our workshop.

You will notice that our smooth, full grain leathers come in a variety of grades and styles. We've found some of these to work well on certain shoes, but not on others. For this reason, when you choose to custom design a shoe with smooth leather you will only see certain types available.

Discontinued leather colors are in a separate chart further down on this page. You will no longer find these colors as custom options for new shoes, but you may find them among our Sole Mate or clearance sale shoes.

Click here or scroll to the bottom of this page to read descriptions of our different leather varieties.

Smooth Leathers
(full grain)

 NOVA White Leather NOVA White
 NOVA Black Leather NOVA Black
 NOVA Slate Leather NOVA Slate
 NOVA Chocolate Leather NOVA Chocolate
 NOVA Nutmeg Leather NOVA Nutmeg
 NOVA Red Leather NOVA Red
 NOVA Flamingo Leather NOVA Flamingo
 NOVA Orange Leather NOVA Orange
 NOVA Yellow Leather NOVA Yellow
 NOVA Capers Leather NOVA Capers
 NOVA Grass Green Leather NOVA Grass Green
 NOVA Peacock Leather NOVA Peacock
 NOVA Turquoise Leather NOVA Turquoise
 NOVA Cerulean Leather NOVA Cerulean
 NOVA Ocean Leather NOVA Ocean
 NOVA Purple Leather NOVA Purple
 SUBLIME Flint Leather SUBLIME Flint
 SUBLIME Black Leather SUBLIME Black
 SUBLIME Chocolate Leather SUBLIME Chocolate
 SUBLIME Sienna Leather SUBLIME Sienna
 SUBLIME Hazelnut Leather SUBLIME Hazelnut
 SUBLIME Latte Leather SUBLIME Latte
 SUBLIME Cream Leather SUBLIME Cream
 SUBLIME Eggshell Leather SUBLIME Eggshell
 SUBLIME Oxblood Leather SUBLIME Oxblood
 SUBLIME Hot Pink Leather SUBLIME Hot Pink
Sublime Blaze Leather SUBLIME Blaze
 SUBLIME Tangerine Leather SUBLIME Tangerine
 SUBLIME Sunflower Leather SUBLIME Sunflower
Sublime Avocado Leather SUBLIME Avocado
 SUBLIME Olive Leather SUBLIME Olive
 SUBLIME Fern Leather SUBLIME Fern
 SUBLIME Pacific Leather SUBLIME Pacific
 SUBLIME Deep Blue Sea SUBLIME Deep Blue Sea
 SUBLIME Azure Leather SUBLIME Azure
 SUBLIME Sky Blue Leather SUBLIME Sky Blue
 SUBLIME Fuchsia Leather SUBLIME Fuchsia
 SUBLIME Purple Leather SUBLIME Purple
 Elk Leather Wildharvested Elk
 SMOOTH Aged Black Leather AGED Aged Black
 SMOOTH Aged Walnut Leather AGED Walnut
 SMOOTH Aged Whiskey Leather AGED Whiskey
 Green Cork with Gold Speckles Green Cork with Gold Speckles
 SHINY Platinum Leather SHINY Platinum
 SHINY Gold Leather SHINY Gold
 SHINY Pewter Leather SHINY Pewter
 SHINY Ruby Leather SHINY Ruby
 SHINY Pink Leather SHINY Pink
 SHINY Royal Leather SHINY Royal

Plonge Leathers

 White Leather PLONGE White
 Plonge Graphite PLONGE Graphite
 Black Leather PLONGE Black
 Dark Hazelnut Leather PLONGE Dark Hazelnut
 Dark Hazelnut Leather PLONGE Taupe
 Tan Leather PLONGE Tan
 Plonge Pearl PLONGE Pearl
 Fuchsia Leather PLONGE Red
 Fuchsia Leather PLONGE Fuchsia
 Pink Leather PLONGE Pink
 Mint Leather PLONGE Mint
 Lime Leather PLONGE Lime
 Plonge Kelp PLONGE Kelp
 Plonge Turquoise PLONGE Turquoise
Plonge Teal PLONGE Teal
 Royal Blue Leather PLONGE Royal Blue
 Robin's Egg Blue Leather PLONGE Robin's Egg Blue
Plonge Purple PLONGE Purple
 Lavender Leather PLONGE Lavender
Dark Cedar Leather RUSTIC Dark Cedar
Light Cedar Leather RUSTIC Light Cedar
Plonge Rustic Crimson RUSTIC Crimson

Suede Leathers

 SUEDE Black Leather SUEDE Black
 SUEDE Chocolate Leather SUEDE Chocolate
 SUEDE Honey Leather SUEDE Honey
 SUEDE Tan Leather SUEDE Tan
suede-sand-swatch SUEDE Sand*
 SUEDE Burgundy Leather SUEDE Burgundy
 SUEDE Red Leather SUEDE Red
 SUEDE Watermelon Leather SUEDE Watermelon
 SUEDE Pink Leather SUEDE Pink
 SUEDE Orange Leather SUEDE Orange
 SUEDE Mustard Leather SUEDE Mustard
 SUEDE Forest Green Leather SUEDE Forest Green
 SUEDE Moss Leather SUEDE Moss
 SUEDE Emerald Leather SUEDE Emerald
 SUEDE Royal Leather SUEDE Royal
 SUEDE Medium Blue Leather SUEDE Medium Blue
 SUEDE Turquoise Leather SUEDE Turquoise
 SUEDE Purple Leather SUEDE Purple
 SUEDE Fuchsia Leather SUEDE Fuchsia
 SUEDE Lavender Leather SUEDE Lavender
 SUEDE Zebra Leather SUEDE Zebra
 SUEDE Black with Glossy White Stars Leather SUEDE Black with Stars
 SUEDE Cream with Shiny Gold Stars Leather SUEDE Cream with Gold Stars

NUBUCK Leathers 

NUBUCK Pebble Leather NUBUCK Pebble
Nubuck Black Leather NUBUCK Black
Nubuck Coffee Leather NUBUCK Coffee
Nubuck Scotch Leather NUBUCK Scotch
Nubuck Khaki Leather NUBUCK Khaki
Nubuck Loden Leather NUBUCK Loden

LITE Leathers

 LITE White Leather LITE White
 LITE Black Leather LITE Black
 LITE Chocolate Leather LITE Chocolate
 LITE Oxblood Leather LITE Oxblood
 LITE Tangerine Leather LITE Tangerine
 LITE Lime Leather LITE Lime
 LITE Turquoise Leather LITE Turquoise

(animal-free material)

 ULTRASUEDE Royal Blue Leather ULTRASUEDE Royal Blue


Elastic/Sport Closures
(fabric, not leather)

 White Elastic White
 Black Elastic Black
 Brown Elastic Brown
 Beige Elastic Beige
 Red Elastic Red
 Fuchsia Elastic Fuchsia
 Gold Elastic Gold
 Royal Blue Elastic Royal Blue
 Purple Elastic Purple


Discontinued Leathers

These colors are no longer available for new shoes, but you may find them among our pre-made Sole Mate shoes or clearance sale items.
nova-lilac-swatch NOVA Lilac
Sublime Stone Leather SUBLIME Stone
sublime-brandy-swatch SUBLIME Brandy
sublime-cannon-swatch SUBLIME Cannon
sublime-flame-swatch SUBLIME Flame
Sublime Terracotta Leather SUBLIME Terracotta
sublime-lime-swatch SUBLIME Lime
sublime-sage-swatch SUBLIME Sage
 SUBLIME Lavender Leather SUBLIME Lavender
 SMOOTH Aged Oak Leather AGED Oak
 Cork Leather Cork (with Gold Speckles)
veggie-thunderhead VEGETABLE TANNED Thunderhead
veggie-dune-swatch VEGETABLE TAN Dune
veggie-chianti VEGETABLE TAN Chianti
veggie-rose-quartz VEGETABLE TAN Rose Quartz
veggie-olive-swatch VEGETABLE TAN Olive
veggie-grey-plum-swatch VEGETABLE TAN Grey Plum
veggie-waikiki VEGETABLE TAN Waikiki
 SHINY Rose Leather SHINY Rose
shiny-sapphire-swatch SHINY Sapphire
shiny-violet SHINY Violet
 SUEDE Grey Leather SUEDE Grey
suede-toast-leather SUEDE Toast
 SUEDE Navy Leather SUEDE Navy
suede-wheat-leather SUEDE Wheat
 LITE Blue Leather LITE Blue
 ULTRASUEDE Ginger Snap Leather ULTRASUEDE Ginger Snap


Nova, Sublime, Plonge... What's the Difference?

  • Smooth NOVA: A durable leather that is slightly stiffer than our other smooth leather options. Used for shoes that need the extra stiffness for proper support. This includes most of our shoes that are stitched directly to the sole, such as our Classics, Sandals, Ramblers and Merry Janes. Texture appearance looks the same as our Sublime and Vegetable Tanned leathers (though grain size can vary throughout every hide).

  • Smooth SUBLIME: A durable smooth leather that is softer than Nova. We use this leather for our "turned" shoes (those that are made inside-out and then turned so the seams are on the inside) because the softer texture wraps around the foot well for a cozy fit. Used for our Roo moccasins, Metros, Dash RunAmocs and Primal RunAmocs. Texture appearance looks the same as our Nova and Vegetable Tanned leathers (though grain size can vary throughout every hide).

  • Cork: A very thin fabric lined with cork and gold speckles. This thin material is only available for decorative parts of certain custom shoes, such as Dash RunAmoc sides or Ballerine heels.

  • Smooth Aged Leather: This soft leather has been distressed to give it a rustic look. It is used to make our Rogue shoes and select parts of our other custom shoes.Please note: aged leather peels easily when scuffed.

  • Vegetable-Tanned Leather: The only leather we import from Europe, due to it's highly sustainable properties. While all of our leather meets our sustainable standards (all of our leather is tanned without formaldehyde and colored with non-toxic food grade dye), this leather goes a step further with a purely vegetable-based tanning process using only grass-fed cows raised on controlled sustainable pastures in Germany's Bavarian Alps. Preferred by people with extreme chemical sensitivity. Due to it's high cost, there is an extra surcharge for use of vegetable-tanned leather in custom shoes. Texture appearance looks similar to Nova and Sublime leathers. Please note this "naked" leather is likely to show cosmetic flaws and stains easily, even with just water.

  • Shiny Leather: Smooth leather dyed with a glossy finish to give a shiny reflective look. Available for most of our custom shoes that are made from either Nova or Sublime leather. Please note that shiny leather will dull with wear. Here's an example of Shiny Gold toddler moccasins worn for several weeks:


  • Plonge Leather: The softest and lightest leather we could find! Since it is so thin and buttery soft, plonge leather works great for our baby Buttercup moccasins and the decorative trim on our adult Ballerine flats and is only used for these two styles.

  • Suede Leather: Leather made from the lower layers of a hide to give a soft cloth-like texture. Available for most of our moccasins and RunAmocs. Suede colors marked above with an asterisk (*) are only available for adult Roo moccasins, which require a thicker grade of leather.

  • NUBUCK Leather: A top-grain bovine leather that has been sanded or buffed on the grain side, or outside, to give a slight nap of short protein fibers, producing a velvet-like surface. Nubuck is unique because it has the durability of a top-grain leather with a soft touch that feels similar to a suede leather.

  • LITE Leather: A thin smooth leather covered in perforation holes. Great for giving your shoes extra ventilation, and a favorite for runners in hot climates. Used for our RunAmocs and Ballerines.

  • Vegan Ultrasuede Leather: A synthetic animal-free material with a texture similar to suede. Used to make our vegan shoes.