• Suede Red Front and Back, Medium Blue Saddle
  • Suede Honey Front, Suede Chocolate Back, Suede Medium Blue Saddle
  • Black Front and Back, Ultra Saddle
  • Ultrablue front and back, White saddle
  • Suede Chocolate Front, Back and Saddle
  • Turquoise front, Royal back, Moss saddle
  • Burgundy Front and Back, Black Saddle
  • Suede Forest Front and Back, Suede Chocolate Saddle
  • Lite Black Front and Back, Shiny Red Saddle
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  • Lite Black Front and Back, Smooth Black Saddle
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  • Zero Drop Barefoot Running Moccasin
  • Barefoot Running Moccasin
  • Zero Drop Running Moccasin with Vibram Soles
  • Thin and Flexible Soles

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.


they have served me wellReview by scedastic
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
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
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
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.

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 Turquoise Leather NOVA Turquoise
 NOVA Ocean Leather NOVA Ocean
 NOVA Purple Leather NOVA Purple
 NOVA Lilac Leather NOVA Lilac
 SUBLIME Black Leather SUBLIME Black
 SUBLIME Chocolate Leather SUBLIME Chocolate
 SUBLIME Brandy Leather SUBLIME Brandy
 SUBLIME Cannon Leather SUBLIME Cannon
 SUBLIME Cream Leather SUBLIME Cream
 SUBLIME Flame Leather SUBLIME Flame
 SUBLIME Hot Pink Leather SUBLIME Hot Pink
 SUBLIME Tangerine Leather SUBLIME Tangerine
 SUBLIME Olive Leather SUBLIME Olive
 SUBLIME Sage Leather SUBLIME Sage
 SUBLIME Lime Leather SUBLIME Lime
 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
 SHINY Platinum Leather SHINY Platinum
 SHINY Gold Leather SHINY Gold
 SHINY Pewter Leather SHINY Pewter
 SHINY Ruby Leather SHINY Ruby
 SHINY Sapphire Leather SHINY Sapphire
 SHINY Violet Leather SHINY Violet

Plonge Leathers
(for Baby Buttercups and Adult Ballerine Trim)

 White Leather PLONGE White
 Black Leather PLONGE Black
 Dark Hazelnut Leather PLONGE Dark Hazelnut
 Cream Leather PLONGE Cream (Ballerines only)
 Tan Leather PLONGE Tan
 Fuchsia Leather PLONGE Red
 Fuchsia Leather PLONGE Fuchsia
 Pink Leather PLONGE Pink
 Mint Leather PLONGE Mint
 Lime Leather PLONGE Lime
 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 Gold Leather SUEDE Gold
 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 Leathers

 ULTRASUEDE Ginger Snap Leather ULTRASUEDE Ginger Snap
 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



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