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DYO Adult Original RunAmoc

Lightweight, flexible, and trail-ready, the ORIGINAL RunAmoc is essentially a moccasin-gone-sporty. With a wide toe box, relaxed-fit uppers, and thin, durable soles, nothing beats the Original’s unique blend of comfort and performance.

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The Original was the first shoe we introduced into our best-selling RunAmoc line. Soft Star got its start making ridiculously comfortable moccasins, and by 2009, we thought we’d perfected our game. But when our customers started telling us they were wearing-out their mocs by logging serious mileage during their track and trail-running, we figured it was time to put a new twist on our classic design. Voila! The Original was born!

Combining the forgiving fit of a moccasin with the secure, lace-up closure of a running shoe, this sports moc hybrid is well-loved not only by runners, but also by people looking for a comfortable everyday shoe. The wide toe box and spacious instep make it a favorite for those who prefer to run or walk barefoot. Lightweight, cool, and ventilated, the Original is the free-and-easy, ready-for-anything running buddy you need to take you from weekend hikes to ultramarathons, and anywhere else the trail may lead!

  • Zero drop sole between toe and heel.
  • Choose your VibramTM rubber sole: 5mm Trail sole or 2mm Street sole
  • Smooth leather upper suited for colder climates when extra warmth is desired, and LITE leathers offer greater ventilation
  • Wide toe box, so your toes can grip, spread & grip away!
  • Special Wide XL Width option available for bigfooters. The same width as our normal wide option, wide XL adds extra material to the front upper (vamp) of the shoe for thick feet
  • Lightweight: between 5.6 oz to 8.7 oz depending on sole type and shoe size
  • Integrated Lace/Elastic ankle closure - for adjustable tension
  • Designed and made in Oregon using US-sourced raw materials
  • Premium, responsibly-sourced leathers

Reviews

Even better than the DashReview by Kerstin
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I just purchased these a few months ago during the sale. I enjoy the Dash, but don't like that with socks, my feet slip. This Original model I love because, like another reader mentioned, I can cinch the laces to the desired tightness and, because they are higher on my foot, the shoe feels like it fits better. I haven't worn them with socks yet, but feel this will also work better because my heel won't feel like it is about to slip over the shoe. And best of all, the design lets me slip them on and off without needing to retie them overtime! Love these and my moccasins, both absolutely lovely! Thanks! (Posted on 4/29/16)
Outstanding as alwaysReview by Bob
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This was my second pair of shoes I have purchased and the quality and fit was as always,excellent. I have limited mobility due to muscular dystrophy and these shoes are the best product I have found. (Posted on 4/19/16)
tea tree oil for odorReview by Art B
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I meant to mention this a long time ago, but better late than never. I love my original RunAmocs in suede chocolate, but I wore them so much in the beginning without socks on, and without allowing them to dry completely, that one side developed an odor. I tried different things, like baking soda, and vinegar, but the only thing that successfully eliminated the odor was tea tree oil. I don't remember exactly how much I used, but I was generous with it, and also let them soak in water so the tea tree oil was somewhat diluted. Afterwards, they smelled like tea tree oil for a week or two, which I didn't mind, and now there is no odor whatsoever, and it's 2 years later. Since then, I've only worn them with socks on since my feet sweat easily. (Posted on 2/3/16)
favorite shoes everReview by bethany
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I've been a die hard barefooter for years, and love minimalist shoes when i need to wear any at all. I swore by my Vibram 5-fingers, and ran several pairs into oblivion, including training for and running a marathon. I always found them a bit irritating to get on and off, but otherwise loved them. These are 3x better in my opinion ... they're looser, have a much better ground-feel (bullhide soles on mine) and they're simply a delight to wear. Exactly the right amount of leather, they don't feel too big or too small, they're Just Right. I've worn them in rain, light snow too, and there's no damp seepage at all. Favorite shoes ever, without question. (Posted on 1/26/16)
So comfortable!Review by karl
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I've had these for about a month now and I wear them every day for almost every occasion - work, casual, date, hiking, you name it! The best part, if I HAD to choose one would be the grip on the Trail Sole version. It grips pavement, dirt, rocks, snow and pretty much everything else. You lose a little bit of ground feel with this sole but it's worth it in my opinion if you, you guessed it, hike or run on trails! I hope these shoes last me a year or two and I will probably buy them again... (Posted on 1/25/16)
I was almost in tears.Review by Peter from England
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of JOY!

For three years I've not been able to get my size 15 feet XL fit into any shoes following a serious spider bite infection.

Two weeks ago, I ordered these wonderful shoes and they arrived yesterday, on my birthday. Even with the strapping on my feet, there is still plenty of room inside the shoes. So the next pair I order will only need to be size 14 in a wide fit.

You have no idea what it means to me in being able to walk outdoors again...thank you my little Elves...you made my birthday dream come true. (Posted on 11/24/15)
The best shoes ever made in the history of humankindReview by Lal Beral
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I think this is my second review of the Original RunAmocs, because I bought a second pair. I've been wearing them since July 2015, so three full months. Haven't worn them through a New England winter yet.

I have the Bullhide soles.

I love these shoes. Soft Star better stay in business forever, because I never want to wear anything else on a daily basis.

What do I love? The ground-feel with the bullhide is unlike anything else. The shoes breathe really well, even in hot weather. The shoes are totally unrestrictive and really like being barefoot. Better, actually, when you don't need to worry about stepping on bad things.

Downside: The only downside with the bullhide soles is they absorb moisture. This means if you walk on wet ground (even after it rained), some water soaks through. The feeling on your feet is not wet, but slightly damp. My solution... buy a second pair, so if my feet get wet one day, I'll wear the second pair the next in order to give the first pair time to dry. The leather soles are so good, I'm not willing to get a backup pair with street soles for wet weather. "Once you go bullhide, you can't go back," I say.

One of my solutions to rainy days was to get Neos Villager overshoes. I can wear my Original RunAmocs inside them when I walk to work.

As to the slipperiness of the leather soles... I find the traction to be very good, even, for example, hiking over rocky terrain. The only surface I have noticed a problem with so far is plastic lumber (e.g. Trex), like the kind they use on trails to cover wet spots. That stuff is super slippery. But natural surfaces, concrete, etc... not a problem at all.

I love these shoes. (Posted on 11/7/15)
Can't live without theseReview by Karin
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This is my baseline shoe for everything. Comfortable, light, and versatile. I wear them with everything. I have had quite a few different color combinations. I like a smooth leather front and a coordinating shiny color on the back for fun. Currently I have bright pink on the front and saddle and shiny rose on the back, with black laces.

These make a good all-season shoe for indoors, and most of 3 seasons for outdoors (Chicago area). Surprisingly, they keep my feet pretty dry in wet weather. I like the thinner rubber sole - the shoes conform to my foot better, with enough traction in most situations. I tried the bullhide soles, and I love wearing that pair indoors, but they are too slippery outdoors.

They are perfect for travel since they are light and pack flat. They are also perfect if you need to carry a pair of shoes when you're wearing snow boots outdoors.

I have extremely wide feet and a bunion joint that gets aggravated by conventional shoes. For most of my life, I never had a pair of comfortable shoes except for the occasional pair of sneakers. Soft Star changed everything for me. (Posted on 10/31/15)
Worth Every Penny . :-)Review by Code
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The Custom Original RunAmoc's were my first purchase made here from Soft Star and they have been fulfilling their intended purpose of trail running beautifully & have become my everyday go to shoe . I used them in a 5k the other week and the trail was very technical . They allowed me to basically dance the course while other runners unfortunately stumbled and rolled their ankles a couple times , allowing me further realise how much of a difference minimalist shoes do make compared to traditional running shoes . I switch between these and my Luna Mono huaraches , only because the 5mm soles do not offer enough protection for my feet on my daily 6+ mile trail runs . You will indefinitely improve your running form and strengthen your body as they naturally influence fore foot striking . Besides their wonderful functionality , they are aesthetically pleasing . I have received numerous looks , compliments and questions regarding them . Try to not hesitate getting a pair , they are a bit pricey but the elves craftsmanship is second to none , you will not regret your decision of purchase. And if you're prone to smelly feet ruining your shoes , the pleasant aroma of the leather will mask anything your feet throw at them . I still smell my pair just to take in the scent of fresh leather . Not sure if I should admit to that . Haha . Enjoy . & thank you elves so much for all the work you are doing for the minimalist community . You are all appreciated . (Posted on 9/27/15)
Classic + ComfyReview by (-!-)v
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The leather soles give more than expected. Comfort is supreme, especially 'off-road', but fine in the city. These are great shoes. (Posted on 8/30/15)
Best shoes I've ever hadReview by Lal Beral
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I got the Original RunAmoc with black leather tops and the bullhide soles. I decided on the Originals instead of the Dash because the Soft Star chart suggested that if you really like to be barefoot and hate shoes, the RunAmoc Originals are the best choice. They are.

I love these shoes. Even though the bullhide is technically a little thicker than the street sole, I have never had such ground feel in a shoe before, and I have worn a number of minimalist brands, some with sole thickness of 3 mm (like Vivo Barefoot).

The Run Amoc Originals are amazing. I can feel everything, and the soles are shaping to my foot wonderfully. My feet have tons of room to stretch out, and I can move my toes freely. I happened to get these in the middle of summer, and have been wearing them without socks on some very hot days. Surprisingly, they breathe very well and do not get too hot. I think it is because they are 100% leather, and the sole breathes / absorbs moisture. They are not nearly as hot as "regular" shoes with synthetic soles would be.

I have avoided wearing these on rainy days so far, so I can't comment on how water resistant they are (I did waterproof the uppers, though).

I haven't had problems with slippery-ness either, though I did walk on a trail with plastic boards covering wet areas of the trail, and the shoes were a little slippery on that surface. So, with the bullhide soles, caution is advised, but slipping doesn't seem like anything to be overly worried about on most surfaces.

I don't ever want to wear any other shoes than these. I wish they were suitable for all weather, but I'll settle for wearing them whenever it is reasonably dry and not icy. (Posted on 8/29/15)
Nice feel!Review by Jia Jo
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2 days of use and they have embraced my feet really nicely. Nice craftsmanship! (Posted on 8/18/15)
Absolutely PerfectReview by Katerina
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I have had this shoe for over a year now, and I don't ever want to go back to regular shoes again. This shoe has been incredible for me when walking to class in the heafty winters in Colorado, keeping my feet so comfortable and warm. Pairing these shoes with a pair of thick hiking socks is my favorite thing to wear in the winter. Running in these is a breeze as well. I feel like I can truly run comfortably and lightly. Thank you Soft Star! (Posted on 7/7/15)
comfort - original and beautiful design - feel the earth under my feet!Review by Christiana Leys
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As I have a hallux valgus at both feet. this kind of shoes make me walk for hours without painfull pressing. (Posted on 5/31/15)
super roomy, love the "protected" barefoot feelReview by Nik
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Wear these every day, they are VERY comfortable. Go ahead and pull the laces tight, I didn't realize they actually worked and for the first 10 minutes my heel was slipping out. :) Super roomy throughout the shoe, and definitely unlike the "normal" very tight toe/heel box you might be used to. Great shoe for your toes to spread out in, I went with the leather sole because I'm a "grounding" hippie, very comfortable and great ground feel. These ain't Manolo Blahniks, I think "footbags" is a good description, but highly recommend if you're looking for functional shoes! (Posted on 5/26/15)
most versatile soft star shoeReview by karin
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This is the design I keep coming back to. I love the roomy feeling. I think they are better looking than Ramblers. I wear them with everything, for everything. I like the thin vibram sole much better than the trail sole - I think the heavier sole doesn't work well with such a light upper. I have also tried a pair with leather soles, and they feel incredibly good, but they are slippery, especially on wet pavement. (Posted on 4/12/15)
they have served me wellReview by scedastic
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I bought the suede version a few years ago. They are not pretty. I call them my "footbags." Yet, to this day, I take them in snow and slush and cold, on rough or muddy trail, wear them with thin wool socks in the dead of midwestern winters, and they have been loyal, durable, and have suffered my lack of maintenance and cleaning in no way except cosmetic. (Posted on 3/22/15)
Fantastic, Fits Looser Than DashReview by Adam
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After liking the Dash so much I wanted to try the Original. Got them same size, same materials, even got the same sheepskin insole that's been keeping my feet warm on these cold northeast days.

The shoe fits the same in the front but is definitely looser in the ankle and heel. This is more noticeable with the sheepskin insoles fitted. My heel does slide a bit if my gait is lazy whereas this doesn't happen with the Dash. Cinching the lace tight does help a bit.

I think I'll get more use out of them in the non-freezing weather when I take the warm insole out so there is a firmer base.

As for the sole I got the 2mm Street version again. With the sheepskin insole and warm socks I don't feel the cold streets on either these or the Dash.

I did also get the Bee Snow and Water Proofing which helps a lot in wet weather but with such a thin sole I did have water soak through the base of the heel on these on a recent rainy day. Perhaps the Trail sole would be better for wet weather wear. (Posted on 1/15/15)
Love themReview by Maren
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I'm wearing these lovely shoes right now on night duty. Boy are they comfy! And they're quiet too, which is so important at night. My feet are so happy. Thanks Elves XX (Posted on 7/4/14)
Fantastic shoe!Review by Molly
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Absolutely the best shoe I've ever worn-for running, hiking, relaxing and just looking cool! Strangers are always saying "Wow, cool shoes!"
I can run so much farther in these, and finally I'm pain free. (Posted on 5/20/14)
First pair of Original Runamocs = Greatness!Review by Dewey
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I have 2 pair of DYO Dashes that are great and I wanted to try the Originals. Went with a smooth black front, buckskin saddle and lite chocolate back. Excellent with khaki or black pants and the Originals are so comfortable! Super for casual / casual business wear. (Posted on 3/15/14)
Versatile FootwearReview by Wallowa Tony
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As long as it's not too wet or too cold, these shoes are up to the task. They are great for hiking and backpacking because they are lightweight and the flexible soles give surprising traction. I also used them for stealth in early season big game hunting with great success. Now it's winter and I'm getting back in to running after struggling with IT band problems. Guess what? I don't have any pain from running, and again the flexible soles provide about as much traction as regular running shoes in snowy conditions. They're also great for horseback riding because they slip out of the stirrup better than lug soled hiking boots and the arch of your foot prevents your foot from sliding forward out of the stirrup. These shoes make you realize that you don't really need all the bracing, supporting, and cushioning of modern footwear. Love 'em! (Posted on 2/4/14)
I couldn't be happierReview by mtiff
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I was able to run more miles in these than with any other shoes I have tried. By mile two I would begin to get knee cramps in other shoes. With these I was able to go five miles without knee problems ever occuring! They are comfortable, like a soft blanket being worn as a glove over the feet. They allow me lots of natural movement and they stay on my feet. My husband applied mink oil to them. I live in Oregon so I got these because they are water resistant, however rain does eventually soak through. mink oil helps water proff them better :) (Posted on 10/3/13)
amazing shoe Review by soft star fan
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I bought this shoe after having a friend rave about Soft Star products. This was my first Soft Star purchase and I couldn't be happier. My feet have actually spread out at the toes and previous foot/ankle pain has gone away. This is after wearing top brand shoes. :)
No break in period and not a single blister (with or without socks). I have since gotten rid of all my other shoes! (Posted on 5/20/13)
Just what I wantedReview by Bmur
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After reading Born to Run by Christopher McDougall and being a casual runner, held back by frequent stress injuries, I started running barefoot in May 2012. I was trying to increase my miles without injury and would do my usual 4 miles and then go barefoot. I started at a few hundred yards and worked up to 1.5 miles before the weather got cold. My poor circulation wouldn't allow me to continue in the cold. I got these shoes with a 6mm sole for Christmas and picked up right where I left off and have now completed 3 miles with my Saucony Kinvara, followed by 3 in my RunAmocs. I've done this run a few times and feel great afterward. They fit true to size and, although they feel like they're just hanging on my feet like slippers, they don't flop around at all and I get a perfect stride every time. 6mm is MORE than thick enough for the roads, but I haven't made it to the trails yet. (Posted on 1/29/13)
warm and wonderful winter running shoes (Suede)Review by scedastic
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I have the suede version, which I guess you don't make right now?
This is my second winter with them. They are very warm with a pair of thin socks, and remain warm even in slushy snow.
I run barefoot in the summer and whenever conditions are nice, in huaraches otherwise, but when the temperatures dip, I have abandoned the idea of all other "minimal" shoes except soft stars.
A year ago, I adjusted the laces, tied them and haven't changed them since.
They do well on snow, in light rain, on trails, on pavement.
I have worn them in single digit F temps.
In fact, I just ordered the MOC3s to be lighter weight for those times when I don't need so much warmth.
The shoes are well constructed and show very little signs of wear.
One of the few types of minimal shoes on the market that I would consider truly minimal and worth every penny. (Posted on 1/17/13)
Good shoesReview by William
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I have had hallux limitus for years in that there is pain and stiffness in my toes while walking. These shoes have removed almost any last trace of stiffness, and I can walk for miles all day, and I walk barefoot in the woods when it's warm, whereas before a few mile walk in any other normal shoe would have left pain.

I wore a 12.5 in athletic shoes and ordered the 12U, the largest size. It's the correct length, and the width is good, but I think it could be wider in the area around the toes, because one foot, the pinky toe presses against the edge, although this shoe is far and above in width than normal shoes. Also, the curve in the shoe is alright, but there is a space near the big toe, but it is a bit tight in one foot in terms of width, and I don't wear an E or wide shoe but just a normal size 13 in athletic shoes, so I am wondering if a flat shoe needs such a curve. But I am glad I have found this shoe, and it is a god-send, but my criticism is just that, constructive, because perfection is a target that always should be attempted. Oh and my toes can splay and are not near as cramped as my kigo shoes, which feel like ballerina slippers in terms of width. (Posted on 1/3/13)
Great shoes!Review by Marie
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I bought a pair of Original RunAmocs Lite with the trail sole in February of 2011, my first pair of barefoot shoes. I wore them to work, waiting tables at a restaurant, 5 nights a week. I LOVE these shoes. The sole is not non-slip, but with the greater ground feel, I adapted without any falls. My feet definitely feel stronger now. I probably should've replaced the shoes after about a year or year and a half because the heel wore out on the right shoe (driving?), but I wanted to squeeze every bit of life out of them. It's time now to reorder, and I'm going to replace them with another exact pair. (Posted on 12/31/12)
Great minimal shoe!Review by Laurel
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I bought the RunAmoc Lite (in red) in April 2011. They were my first minimalist running shoe. This year I competed in my first Ironman 70.3... in my RunAmocs! I rotate through these shoes and Luna sandals (in summer), Vivo Barefoot Breathos (gnarlier trails) and Saucony Hattoris (winter) but the RA's are still going strong. Obviously the tread is wearing down but where else can you get a running shoe that still looks and runs great almost 2 years later. I will definately buy from Soft Star again! (Posted on 12/1/12)
Not bad for rainReview by Megi
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I was looking for a shoe for days when it's just wet out but I don't need tall boots. Frankenstorm just passed through and I tried these out today in the wet and rain and they did wonderfully. Feet stayed dry. Didn't slip and fall. I really like that I can sinch them around my ankle. They look looser than they feel when I wear them so I'm okay with the fit. They don't look like a traditional shoe, in fact think regular soft star mocs look more "normal" with pants but for wet winter these are perfect. (Posted on 11/1/12)

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Sizing Tips

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:

 

 

No Printer? No Problem!

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. Remove shoes and socks and place the bare foot so that the heel is barely touching a wall.
  • 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. Step away carefully and measure the distance from the book to the wall.
  • 4. Scroll down and look for this measurement on the sizing charts below to find the recommended shoe size.

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Once you find your length measurement, you can use table below to best find your corresponding size.

 

Adult Shoe Sizing Chart

 

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.

Leather Colors

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 design your own shoe with smooth leather you will only see certain types available.

 

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

Smooth Leathers

 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 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 Black Leather SUBLIME Black
 SUBLIME Chocolate Leather SUBLIME Chocolate
 SUBLIME Brandy Leather SUBLIME Brandy
Sublime Stone Leather SUBLIME Stone
 SUBLIME Cream Leather SUBLIME Cream
 SUBLIME Hot Pink Leather SUBLIME Hot Pink
Sublime Blaze Leather SUBLIME Blaze
Sublime Terracotta Leather SUBLIME Terracotta
 SUBLIME Tangerine Leather SUBLIME Tangerine
 SUBLIME Olive Leather SUBLIME Olive
Sublime Avocado Leather SUBLIME Avocado
 SUBLIME Deep Blue Sea SUBLIME Deep Blue Sea
 SUBLIME Sky Blue Leather SUBLIME Sky Blue
 SUBLIME Lavender Leather SUBLIME Lavender
 SUBLIME Purple Leather SUBLIME Purple
 Cork Leather Cork
 SMOOTH Aged Black Leather AGED Aged Black
 SMOOTH Aged Walnut Leather AGED Walnut
 SMOOTH Aged Oak Leather AGED Oak
 VEGETABLE TANNED Butternut Leather VEGETABLE TANNED Black
 VEGETABLE TANNED Cocoa Leather VEGETABLE TANNED Cocoa
VEGETABLE TANNED Dune Leather VEGETABLE TANNED Dune
 VEGETABLE TANNED Eggplant Leather VEGETABLE TANNED Eggplant
 SHINY Platinum Leather SHINY Platinum
 SHINY Gold Leather SHINY Gold
 SHINY Pewter Leather SHINY Pewter
 SHINY Ruby Leather SHINY Ruby
 SHINY Rose Leather SHINY Rose
 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
 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
 Royal Blue Leather PLONGE Royal Blue
 Robin Egg Blue Leather PLONGE Robin Egg Blue
 Lavender Leather PLONGE Lavender

Suede Leathers

 SUEDE Grey Leather SUEDE Grey
 SUEDE Black Leather SUEDE Black
 SUEDE Chocolate Leather SUEDE Chocolate
 SUEDE Honey Leather SUEDE Honey / Wheat
 SUEDE Tan Leather SUEDE Tan
 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 Navy Leather SUEDE Navy
 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
 

LITE Leathers

 
 LITE White Leather LITE White
 LITE Black Leather LITE Black
 LITE Chocolate Leather LITE Chocolate
 LITE Red Leather LITE Red
 LITE Tangerine Leather LITE Tangerine
 LITE Turquoise Leather LITE Turquoise
 LITE Blue Leather LITE Blue
 

Vegan ULTRASUEDE
(animal-free material)

 
 ULTRASUEDE White Leather ULTRASUEDE White
 ULTRASUEDE Black Leather ULTRASUEDE Black
 ULTRASUEDE Cocoa Leather ULTRASUEDE Cocoa
 ULTRASUEDE Ginger Snap Leather ULTRASUEDE Ginger Snap
 ULTRASUEDE Tan Leather ULTRASUEDE Tan
 ULTRASUEDE Pink Leather ULTRASUEDE Pink
 ULTRASUEDE Royal Blue Leather ULTRASUEDE Royal Blue

 

Elastic/Sport Closures
(fabric, not leather)

 
 White Leather White
 Black Leather Black
 Brown Leather Brown
 Beige Leather Beige
 Red Leather Red
 Fuchsia Leather Fuchsia
 Gold Leather Gold
 Green Leather Green
 Teal Leather Teal
 Royal Blue Leather Royal Blue
 Purple Leather Purple

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 Original 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 design-your-own shoes, such as Dash RunAmoc sides or Ballerine heels.

  • Smooth Aged Leather: This soft leather has been aged to give it a rustic look. It is used to make our Rogue shoes and select parts of our other design-your-own shoes.

  • 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 design-your-own 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 design-your-own 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:

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  • 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.

  • 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.