Custom Roo Moccasin - Suede

Customize Your Child Suede Roo Moccasin Zoom


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Price $55.00
  • 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
  • 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
  • PLAIN Button - No Motif
  • Star - SUEDE Honey
  • Star - SUEDE Tan
  • Star - SUEDE Red
  • Star - SUEDE Watermelon
  • Star - SUEDE Pink
  • Star - SUEDE Orange
  • Star - SUEDE Mustard
  • Star - SUEDE Moss
  • Star - SUEDE Turquoise
  • Star - SUEDE Purple
  • Star - AGED Whiskey
  • Star - SHINY Platinum
  • Star - SHINY Gold
  • Star - SHINY Pewter
  • Star - SHINY Ruby
  • Star - SHINY Pink
  • Star - SHINY Royal
  • Star - Let the Elves choose the color!
  • Heart - SUEDE Red
  • Heart - SUEDE Fuchsia
  • Heart - SHINY Platinum
  • Heart - SHINY Gold
  • Heart - SHINY Ruby
  • Heart - SHINY Pink
  • Heart - Let the Elves choose the color!
  • PLAIN - No Fringe or Elf Trim
  • FRINGE - Black
  • FRINGE - Chocolate
  • FRINGE - Honey
  • FRINGE - Tan
  • FRINGE - Burgundy
  • FRINGE - Red
  • FRINGE - Watermelon
  • FRINGE - Pink
  • FRINGE - Orange
  • FRINGE - Mustard
  • FRINGE - Forest Green
  • FRINGE - Moss
  • FRINGE - Emerald
  • FRINGE - Royal
  • FRINGE - Medium Blue
  • FRINGE - Turquoise
  • FRINGE - Purple
  • FRINGE - Fuchsia
  • FRINGE - Lavender
  • FRINGE - Zebra
  • ELF TRIM - Black
  • ELF TRIM - Chocolate
  • ELF TRIM - Honey
  • ELF TRIM - Tan
  • ELF TRIM - Burgundy
  • ELF TRIM - Red
  • ELF TRIM - Watermelon
  • ELF TRIM - Pink
  • ELF TRIM - Orange
  • ELF TRIM - Mustard
  • ELF TRIM - Forest Green
  • ELF TRIM - Moss
  • ELF TRIM - Emerald
  • ELF TRIM - Royal
  • ELF TRIM - Medium Blue
  • ELF TRIM - Turquoise
  • ELF TRIM - Purple
  • ELF TRIM - Fuchsia
  • ELF TRIM - Lavender
  • ELF TRIM - Zebra

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We love innovation. But in some cases, the best way to move forward, is to take a step back. The Roo moccasin is footwear uninvented. Made with natural materials that are high in quality and few in number, these shoes are built to let the wearer fully experience the world underfoot.

Suede uppers wrap the foot in rich, breathable leather. The traditional suede soles are flexible and soft, well-suited to both indoor and dry outdoor use. Suede is naturally durable and initially non-skid, wearing into a smoother, moisture-resistant surface over time; don’t worry, you can always restore the soles’ non-skid properties by gently rubbing the sole with a wire brush!

Inside the shoe, luxurious sheepskin innersoles keep your child’s feet protected, dry, and oh-so-comfortable. Genuine sheepskin is nature's heat regulator—it keeps feet dry in the summer and cozy in the winter! Inner elastic hugs the ankle for a secure fit that’s easy on, easy off…that is, if they ever decide to take them off!

  • Genuine sheepskin innersoles keep feet dry in summer & warm in winter while providing comfort and cushioning
  • Indoor / dry outdoor shoe
  • Elastic ankle closure—easy on and off
  • Can be worn with or without socks
  • 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

Customer Reviews

Prettiest softest shoes Review by Christina
I got myself two new pairs of Roos after my first pair had a hole in the sole. I love the Suede Roos so much with the pretty colours and fringe options. I am grateful for the advice to buy a youth pair in size 8 (I regularly wear 8U), when the adult suede Roos were discontinued. My two pairs are so pretty, I don't understand how they didn't make custom shoes of the week, lol. They are wonderfully soft and cozy and I can't wait for warmer weather to wear them outside. (Posted on 1/4/18)
Great shoes! Review by Taryn
I purchased these as classroom shoes for my daughter's Waldorf playgroup. I love the fact that you can customize them! They are so cozy and fit very well. They are also very easy to slip on. I definitely want to buy a pair for myself! (Posted on 10/6/17)
I miss the grippy sole! Review by Wonderful Shoes
Great shoes for my 4 and5 year old.. only thing I dont like is that they got rid of the grippy soles! Made the shoes last much longer. my daughter has had hers for over a year and they still fit but the sole gave out much sooner than her previous pair with the grippy sole. disappointed becuase they still have life left in them. But overall the perfect shoe. Too bad the public schools dont allow her to wear them though! (Posted on 10/2/17)
Made with Love Review by Shari
These moccasin's are amazing! And what is astonishing is that as great as these are, the customer service is even BETTER! It's evident that your product is made with love. If only there were more companies in USA like yours, the world would be a happier place. Thank you, Elves, for all you do and the way that you do it! (Posted on 9/20/17)
Amazing shoes Review by Windy
Happy kids with happy feet. Even with just the leather sole, these are terrific outdoor shoes as long as the ground isn't too wet. So soft and comfy it is as though the kids are barefoot but with the added warmth and protection. (Posted on 4/28/17)
Excellent as always Review by Lal Beral
I wear the Roo Mocs as indoor shoes. One pair for work to avoid offending people by unshod feet, and one pair for home in the cold months. I had the Adult Roos in normal width and decided I really needed wide width, so I ordered them. Problem was, they were too wide around the ankle, and gapped, and my foot sloshed around, even though the Elves had shortened the elastic a bit. That’s when the Elves’ helpfulness and expertise kicked in. Elf Katie had the solution: Order the Youth Roos, since my size (8U) was available in Youth, and the sizes are the same between adult and youth shoes where they overlap. The Youth Roos are made with slightly thinner suede, which would bunch more easily around the ankle. I sent photos of my ankle with a measuring tape, and Katie figured out the length of elastic that would be needed for a secure fit. So I returned the Adult Roos in wide for the Youth Roos in wide (same size), and they are perfect! Moral of the story — not only are SoftStar shoes THE BEST, but if you have any questions or issues, definitely call the Elves, discuss with them, and they will find a solution! I love SoftStar. (Posted on 3/18/17)
Grounding and comfortable Review by Ellen
I no longer suffer from electric shock every time I touch something metal. To be grounded and comfortable is a real joy. I wear them in all weather conditions. I have 4 pairs. I wore out the first pair but the new black suede and tan just arrived. I ordered heavy leather soles. The brown suede from last year have been completely revived by my washing them carefully. (Posted on 3/6/17)
Some of us love them; some of us don't Review by Amity
My son detests all shoes, but now wears these everytime we go out in public. That's a win. My daughters wore them (one happily, one reluctantly) until they got a pair of merry janes, and now they will only wear those. Mine narrowed uncomfortably right where my feet got wider, so I sadly sent them back. (Posted on 2/17/17)
Great, but bring back the Grippy Roo! Review by Marita
As always, our Soft Stars are favorites in our house. But I am still advocating for the elves to bring back the Grippy Roo. I know that the elves think the Rambler is the answer to the discontinuation of the rubber-soled Roo, but I disagree. Because of the construction of the Rambler (much more restriction at the big toe where the stitching holds the leather to the Vibram, and the thicker sole is less barefoot), it's just not the same. And when the ground is wet, as it often is here in the winter, it drives me CRAZY to have to tell my kids they can't wear their Roos around town. It makes them more house slippers than everyday shoes, and my kids don't wear slippers in the house! BRING BACK THE GRIPPY ROO!!!

Note from the Elves: Thanks Marita for your feedback and we will continue to look for ways to meet your goals of of waterproofed mocs! (Posted on 1/11/17)
Perfect for A Montessori Classroom Review by Finn
My third year daughter needs classroom slippers. For years we have bought other brands of slippers and they never have been the perfect indoor shoe.

She picked her own motif (purple and green) and not only are they adorable, but she loves them. I like the sheep skin lining because they are extra cozy! (Posted on 12/28/16)
Real barefoot shoes! Review by jules
These are the only shoes that I feel are real barefoot shoes! Real ground feel, super flexible sole and plenty of room!

We buy the grippy sole and it does well for keeping the water from soaking in here in the wet northwest (not the best for actual rainy days). They usually wear through in the spring just when my daughter stops needing to wear shoes.

Happy customers for the past three years! (Posted on 12/1/16)
Third pair and it won't be the last! Review by Lisa
Our five year old is on his third pair of Soft Star shoes and we highly recommend them. Extremely well made, beautiful, comfortable, local, custom color combos, excellent customer service... What more could you possibly ask for? (Posted on 11/24/16)
We love our Soft Stars Review by Sara
I bought my son a pair of Roos to be his Waldorf classroom shoes last year, and this year he insisted on another pair. He love to design his own, he loves to be comfy, and he has high arches that are hard to fit. His Roos accommodated a year of growth and are dirty but not worn out. I had to buy a pair for myself this year; they make me smile every time I put them on. Next up for us: winter boots! (Posted on 11/22/16)
Amazing house shoes! Review by Katrina
These are my kids favorite! They are made so well and hold up to my two rough and tumble boys (ages 2 & 4) my youngest brings me his house shoes (the moccasins) every morning. Since he was in between sizes we sized up, but they were much too large. Returned no questions asked for the correct size and they arrived very quickly! We will continue buying! (Posted on 7/30/16)
My son loves these shoes! Review by Ba
I was going through the options of minimalist footwear with my son (he had a pair of vivobarefoot sneakers before these). As soon as he saw the Softstar roo he said, "that's it! That's the shoe I want." He loves them and wears them everywhere. He says they are comfortable (I have dash RunAmocs with the bullhide leather sole and agree. I left a review for the dyo version). We live in Los Angeles so rain and water are never an issue for footwear so it's not something I have had to think about. The shoes are well made, soft and handsome. The fit was as indicated by the sizing guide. We love soft star shoes! (Posted on 6/28/16)
Cute and comfortable! Review by RebeccaTx
My daughter got so many compliments on these that we bought another pair! She absolutely loves them. She easily learned to navigate walking in these. The shoes stay on her feet and keep her feet warm and protected. The leather holds up to tons of walking, running and climbing. (Posted on 6/4/16)
DYO Mocassin with Fringe Awesome For Toddlers! Review by Dutchwife62
I have been a fan of Soft Star Shoes for a few years now. I have purchased for myself, my daughters, and my granddaughter. Even Padraig Slippers that they sell. These Mocassins are so soft and cute. My daughter and granddaughter wear theirs inside and outdoors as well. They are both 2 1/2 years old and pridefully, they can put them on and off themselves! They will choose their Mocassins over any of their other shoes. They do not talk well so actions mean more than words. They choose their comfy Mocassins over any of their other shoes every time. Both live to wear without socks as the fleece lined shoes are extra comfy! I can't say enough great things about them!!!! I will be buying these again .... Oops, I already did!!!! One size up! (Posted on 2/7/16)
Wonderful shoes Review by Irene Sheard
We ordered some shoes for my son for kinder this year. Very happy and no complaints about the quality. Well worth the investment for the year. (Posted on 2/1/16)
Great Review by Sylvia
Purchased this for my Grandaughter. My daughter was delighted with mocs. (Posted on 1/26/16)
All red for early walker with high insteps Review by Momma C
My son's tall feet couldn't fit in any shoe we tried, leading me to search out what other people do when nothing else fits and winter is approaching with an outside-walking toddler. Soft Star's custom sizing with the double large uppers feature and the amazing ability to return them if they didn't fit were a perfect match for our needs.

I took pictures and measurements on the child sizing print-offs Soft Star offers and the elves gave me guidance to customize the size.

I chose a red suede front, back, and fringe with a traditional navy star button and grippy soles. We didn't find many pictures of Soft Stars in all one color, but they are gorgeous and everyone loves them.

It is a unisex shoe that matches a wide variety of outfits. We haven't had any problems with color transfer from the red suede. My beginning walker has no problems walking in them. I was concerned about keeping them on because my son detests all clothing; I asked for the tag to be moved to the heel area and worried about the inside seams and the texture of the sheepskin liner and elastic ankle, but the shoes are so unobtrusive that they're mostly ignored.

They're ergonomic, fit well, look cute, and keep his little toes safe and warm, which wouldn't seem like a tall order to fill but Soft Star was uniquely able to do so.

They arrived well-packaged and quite timely. The elastics were snug enough on first use that I wondered if there would be a problem with any growth, but they've loosened just enough for comfort and I'm no longer concerned. The elves were spot on in meeting my request to fit now with room to grow. I'm thrilled with the purchase; others in the family want their own! (Posted on 12/24/15)
they are just great indoor shoes Review by M
My son wears them at his Montessori school and he absolutely loves them. We are on our second pair as he outgrew the first pair. They are comfortable, warm and cozy. The additional reason I buy them for him is because he can't kick them off as he is one of those kids with way too much energy. I can't express how thankful I am to have those shoes for him. (Posted on 10/16/15)
Wonderful! Review by LizW
My 5 yo has these at school for his indoor shoes. He loves how easy they are to put on and play in! We had ordered the wrong size. Soft Star Shoes quickly sent us a new pair. Great experience! (Posted on 10/7/15)
Fantastic! Review by Another Driftless Mom
My daughter absolutely LOVES these. They are used indoors only. She loves the cozy feel of the wool lining, and how completely comfortable they are. Plus, she likes good-looking shoes, and these definitely fit that bill. They are very nice looking and she is often complimented on them. Very friendly and helpful service when taking my order (every time I've ordered), great price, and these arrived very quickly. All in all, an awesome experience. Thank you! (Posted on 9/23/15)
Great to design yourself! Review by Bug
My daughter loves the star pattern and the choice to design her own style so she would be the only one with her shoes! Easy to put on her feet and remove on her own. They are also SO SOFT and super comfortable! (Posted on 9/21/15)
Highly recommend! Review by Mel
I first tried a major brand of thinly soled shoes for my new walker, found them on sale and thought I hit the jackpot. But a reasonable amount of toe room plus the grippy rubber sole was too much for a tiny human who has just learned to lift her feet. The internet brought me here, where I couldn't resist choosing my own colors, spending $50 more than I did for the other pair. No regrets!! These little moccasins are perfect. Very well made and easy for my daughter to walk in, even in grass. I ordered a size up which I was hesitant to do but the extra bit does stay behind her foot. That plus the great quality make these a bargain in my opinion. And they're adorable. My baby in little elf shoes, it's delightful! (Posted on 4/15/15)
Adore them! Review by Opal
Can't get over how great these feel and how naturally they conform to the contours of my feet. (Posted on 10/10/14)
Obviously Awesome! Review by Megi
This is my third pair of soft star shoes. I wanted a pair of mocs with the t-Rex sole to wear outdoors. The sole definitely feels more like a shoe than the suede version. Not that it feels thicker, but it sticks to the ground more and the traction is much much better. I got navy toes with medium blue heels and they look great with jeans. Perfect casual shoe! (Posted on 11/9/12)
My feet feel like dancing when I wear my Elf Moccasins Review by Cynthia Lou
These moccasins are everything I hoped for and more! The sheepskin innersoles are cozy and comfortable. At first I didn't like the feeling of the seams but after a few minutes I and my feet were fully adjusted and I forgot all about them. I'll be ordering these for my twin nieces! (Posted on 1/20/12)

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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:

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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