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DYO Adult Original RunAmoc

The original running moccasin! With a spacious toe box and thin, zero-drop soles, This simple design gives your feet everything they need!

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  • Zero drop sole between toe and heel.
  • Solid smooth leather upper suited for colder climates when extra warmth is desired.
  • Wide toe box, so your toes can grip, spread & splay 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.
  • Choose your sole: rubber 5mm Trail sole, rubber 2mm Street sole or natural bullhide leather sole (formerly called "tough leather sole").
  • Lightweight, between 5.6 oz to 8.7 oz depending on the type of sole you choose and how big your paws are.
  • Integrated lace elastic ankle closure for adjustable tension.
  • Designed and made in Oregon using 100% made-in USA raw materials. 
  • Premium, formaldehyde-free leathers.
  • We can make most shoes within 4 business days (some exceptions apply).
  • Design-Your-Own shoes in like-new condition are fully returnable/exchangeable according to the terms of our return policy.

The Original was the first shoe we introduced into our popular RunAmoc line. Several years ago, our customers started telling us they were running serious mileage in our moccasins and ramblers and asked if we could develop a shoe more appropriate for running. After making a few tweaks to our famous Roo moccasins, the Original was born! We're thrilled to see it embraced not only by runners, but also by people looking for a comfortable everyday shoe.

Lightweight and flexible, this shoe is designed to allow free, natural foot movement. Unlike other shoe companies that try to shave down a bulky shoe to call it "minimal" or "barefoot," we took a different ground-up approach to give you the absolute simplest covering you need for your feet. The simple construction of the Original features a couple thin pieces of leather uppers connected to a thin and durable Vibram sole, Laces tie snugly around the ankle to allow feet to flex and move freely and naturally. The wide toe box and spacious instep of this shoe make it a favorite for those who prefer to run or walk barefoot. Thoroughly tested by ultramarathon runners, we're proud to offer this running moccasin that competes against even the most "technologically advanced" running footwear.

Reviews

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)
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)
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).

 

Note: before you print the guide, 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."


 

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.

Sizing Feet Step 1Sizing Feet Step 2Sizing Feet Step 3

 

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 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 Kiwi Leather NOVA Kiwi
 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 Flame Leather SUBLIME Flame
 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 Sage Leather SUBLIME Sage
 SUBLIME Lime Leather SUBLIME Lime
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
 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 Baby Leopard Leather SUEDE Baby Leopard
 SUEDE Cream with Shiny Gold Stars Leather SUEDE Cream with Stars
 SUEDE Black with Glossy White Stars Leather SUEDE Black with Stars
 

LITE Leathers

 
 LITE White Leather LITE White
 LITE Black Leather LITE Black
 LITE Chocolate Leather LITE Chocolate
 LITE Red Leather LITE Red
 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 Green Apple Leather ULTRASUEDE Green Apple
 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. 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 the same as our Nova and Sublime leathers (though grain size can vary throughout every hide). Please note: this is a "naked" leather that 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.

  • 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.

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