Custom Child Sandal

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  • NOVA White
  • NOVA Black
  • NOVA Slate
  • NOVA Chocolate
  • NOVA Nutmeg
  • NOVA Red
  • NOVA Flamingo
  • NOVA Orange
  • NOVA Yellow
  • NOVA Capers
  • NOVA Grass Green
  • NOVA Peacock
  • NOVA Turquoise
  • NOVA Cerulean
  • NOVA Ocean
  • NOVA Purple
  • AGED Walnut
  • SHINY Platinum
  • SHINY Gold
  • SHINY Pewter
  • SHINY Ruby
  • SHINY Pink
  • SHINY Royal
  • NOVA White
  • NOVA Black
  • NOVA Slate
  • NOVA Chocolate
  • NOVA Nutmeg
  • NOVA Red
  • NOVA Flamingo
  • NOVA Orange
  • NOVA Yellow
  • NOVA Capers
  • NOVA Grass Green
  • NOVA Peacock
  • NOVA Turquoise
  • NOVA Cerulean
  • NOVA Ocean
  • NOVA Purple
  • AGED Walnut
  • SHINY Platinum
  • SHINY Gold
  • SHINY Pewter
  • SHINY Ruby
  • SHINY Pink
  • SHINY Royal
  • NOVA White
  • NOVA Black
  • NOVA Slate
  • NOVA Chocolate
  • NOVA Nutmeg
  • NOVA Red
  • NOVA Flamingo
  • NOVA Orange
  • NOVA Yellow
  • NOVA Capers
  • NOVA Grass Green
  • NOVA Peacock
  • NOVA Turquoise
  • NOVA Cerulean
  • NOVA Ocean
  • NOVA Purple
  • AGED Walnut
  • SHINY Platinum
  • SHINY Gold
  • SHINY Pewter
  • SHINY Ruby
  • SHINY Pink
  • SHINY Royal
  • PLAIN - No Motif
  • Star - NOVA White
  • Star - NOVA Yellow
  • Star - SHINY Platinum
  • Star - SHINY Gold
  • Star - SHINY Ruby
  • Star - Let the Elves choose the color!
  • Heart - NOVA White
  • Heart - NOVA Red
  • Heart - NOVA Flamingo
  • Heart - SHINY Platinum
  • Heart - SHINY Gold
  • Heart - SHINY Ruby
  • Heart - SHINY Pink
  • Heart - Let the Elves choose the color!
  • Rocket - Yellow (Star: White)
  • Rocket - Shiny Gold (Star: Whiskey)
  • Rocket - Shiny Platinum (Star: Shiny Ruby)
  • Rocket - Shiny Pewter (Star: Shiny Platinum)
  • Rocket - Let the Elves choose the color!
  • Moon - White (Star: Yellow)
  • Moon - Yellow (Star: White)
  • Moon - Shiny Platinum (Star: Aged Whiskey)
  • Moon - Shiny Gold (Star: Shiny Ruby)
  • Moon - Shiny Pewter (Star: Shiny Gold)
  • Moon - Let the Elves choose the color!
  • 3-Star Cutout
  • 3-Heart Cutout
  • Flower Cutout +$5.00

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Let your little wild child run, jump, and climb this summer with our barefoot-inspired Child’s Sandal. This lightweight shoe features all-natural, full-grain leather uppers and an easy Velcro closure for total warm-weather comfort, right from the start. Our sandals are designed to promote strong, natural foot development, securely flexing with every step for surefooted movement in all your child’s warm-weather adventures!

  • Convenient Velcro closure
  • Indoor/outdoor shoe
  • Allows natural foot movement and development
  • Natural leather is colored with non-toxic dye
  • Can be worn with or without socks
  • Rubber sole is thin, flexible and durable
  • Handcrafted in USA
  • Custom shoes in like-new condition are fully returnable/exchangeable according to the terms of our return policy.

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

Softstar Kids Shoe Soles

Customer Reviews

Great sandal Review by Jasmijn
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Love that you can customize these. My almost 4 yearly daughter absolutely loves them and wishes toe wear them everyday. Even though it is winter, thus she wears them indoors only. The fit is fine. It is too big right now, because I ordered a bigger size than recommended on the foot sheet. She fits child 8. And the sandals are a 9. (Because it is winter right now, I ordered them bigger. She runs on them like they fit properly. Because of the secure ankle strap. Today was the first day she wore them outside and already two persons asked what brand they are! The leather is soft and colors are vibrant. Sole is flexible. (Posted on 3/6/18)
Comfortable and cute cute cute Review by M
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My toddler and I both adore these. They are very flexible. She walks in them easily. She seems comfy in them. The Velcro keeps them on her feet nicely. She can take them off by herself. Just perfect for developing feet and toddler. Almost forgot to mention they are gorrrrrrgous. Super high quality. The elves were extremely helpful in verifying size and the sandals arrived super fast. I'll be getting another pair next summer for sure. (Posted on 7/8/17)
Great shoes for everyday Review by morri
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These sandals are great, they hold up well to the demands of outdoor playschool, even the flower is still in one piece. Also great that the shoes are easy on/off for nearly 4 yo. (Posted on 8/29/16)
Favorite sandals Review by Suzana
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These sandals are a staple! If I could give them a higher star rating, I would. These will forever be a staple item in my daughter's closet: she wears them almost every day. My active 16 month old has learned to walk, climb, run in these sandals on just about every surface.
I also recommended them to a friend whose daughter disliked shoes: that changed with these sandals.
They are sturdy enough to hold up to any surface and active toddlers. They are soft enough to allow for natural foot development and good proprioception. They are comfortable and protective.
The open toe also means that they will fit longer than most shoes will.
As other reviewers said, I too will be buying them each summer. (Posted on 7/6/16)
Great for wide baby feet! Review by Cithchic
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My son has been large and off the grow charts since he was born. Clothes and shoes continue to be challenging but these sandals have made it easier! They are very comfortable and leave no wear marks on my sons feet. I bought a pair for everyone in the family! (Posted on 4/20/16)
Highly Recommended Review by Acadian Four
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These are great, comfortable shoes for my 2 year old. He has very hard to fit feet and they worked with me to make sure they fit. Highly recommend the shoes and the company! (Posted on 11/1/15)
Most Favorite Sandals!! Review by Owl Moon
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We love these sandals! The Velcro strap allows for a good fit around my child's ankle and the sole allows enough grip for him to climb safely at the playground. It's the only pair of sandals we buy for the summer and we love that they match both dressy clothes and everyday clothes. (Posted on 10/14/15)
My 11-month old has gotten so many compliments Review by SN
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I ordered a pair for my 11-month's son - his first summer shoes - and we got so many compliments at the daycare, on the subway/bus, etc. The leather stretched just right to fit his feet. I will order again next summer! (Posted on 8/31/15)
Great Sandals Review by Melissa
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After we received our Soft Star Classics and loved them, I bought these for summer. My son loves them. For the first time, when given the option to go barefoot he asked to have his shoes on! I love that these are good for his feet and made in the USA. Will be buying again when he outgrows these. (Posted on 5/10/14)

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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

Rambler

Classic

Merry Jane

Sandal

North Star

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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.

Closure

Elastic (slip-on).

Elastic (slip-on).

Velcro.

Strap with buckle.

Velcro.

Laces.

Innersole

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.

Suede.

Suede.

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

Outersole

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


Click here to see a complete listing of our leather colors

We do our best to get the most accurate leather color swatch photographs possible, but not all screens will show colors the same way. A customer once suggested we tell people what Crayola™ color crayon our leathers most closely match and we thought it was a fantastic idea! Below you will find the Soft Star colors and the corresponding Crayola™ Crayon names.

We're also happy to offer coloring sheets for our popular kids' styles, so your children can design their own shoes at home!

Click on the style below to open a printable coloring page:

Elf Moc

Elf Moc

Moc

Moc

Sandal

Sandal

Classic

Classic

 

Color Key: Suede Leather

Suede Color

Crayon Color

Chocolate Brown / Sepia
Honey Burnt Sienna
Burgundy Chestnut
Tan Raw Sienna
Mustard Yellow Orange
Pink Melon / Pink Carnation
Fuchsia Maroon / Cerise
Watermelon Mango Tango / Salmon
Red Red / Scarlet
Navy Midnight Blue
Royal Blue
Blue / Denim
Medium Blue
Cadet Blue
Turquoise Blue Green
Forest Pine Green
Emerald Sea Green
Lavender Purple Mountain's Majesty
Purple Violet (Purple)

 

 

Color Key: Smooth Nova Leather

Nova Color

Crayon Color

Ocean Denim
Yellow Yellow
Grass Green
Green
Orange Red Orange
Red Brick Red
Nutmeg Brown
Black Black
White White