Child Phoenix Boot - Green with Stonytip Sheepskin
The Phoenix is our most popular children's boot. This lightweight design features a side zipper, creamy smooth leather uppers, soft suede cuffs and an interior fully-lined with genuine sheepskin. Our flexible Vibram Geo sole provides excellent traction with freedom of movement for natural foot development. Designed for mild to moderate cold weather, these protective boots are great at keeping kids warm on afternoons of sledding, hiking and slush-stomping.
- Durable Vibram™ Geo sole with improved traction on snow and ice.
- Fully lined with warm genuine sheepskin.
- Spacious toe box and flexible soles allow natural foot function.
- Can be worn with or without socks.
- Great for snow play!
- Made from natural formaldehyde-free leather colored with non-toxic dye.
- Handcrafted in USA.
Phoenix boots only come in one width. If your child is between sizes, we recommend going UP a size, especially if the boots will be worn with thick socks. Please be warned that although our boots will keep moisture out to some degree, they are not waterproof and can become soaked through after extended hours in snowy/wet conditions. Although our boots make excellent play shoes, they are not intended for severely cold or wet climates.
For detailed instructions on how to measure your child's foot, please view our How-To Sizing Guide.
SANDAL SIZING: Sandals tend to run big since they are usually worn without socks. If your child falls between two sizes, choose the smaller size.
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.
Note: Our child moccasins only go up to size 12. The next size up for them is Youth size 1.
Printable Tools for KID Sizes:
Click on any of the PDF files below for another tool to check size for your kids.
IMPORTANT: Make certain page scaling is set to "None" and NOT to "Fit to page."
Once printed, double check to verify the ruler on the page matches identically to your own ruler at home. If they are off by even the slightest amount then this guide will not work. You can always contact us and ask us to mail you the general kid sizing guide, too.
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Care Tips for Sheepskin Boots
Soft Star Phoenix boots are made from genuine, high quality sheepskin. Many boots that claim to use genuine sheepskin are actually composed of sheepskin fibers blown into synthetic backings. These textiles do not possess the warmth and wicking properties of our authentic sheepskin hides.
While genuine sheepskin is incredibly cozy and beautiful, it is also delicate and will stretch under strain. When wearing your Phoenix boots, use care to avoid stepping off the back or sides of your heels while you walk as doing so repeatedly can affect the shape of the boots and alter the way they fit. The best way to prevent this is by insuring you purchase the correct size. For adults, we recommend selecting a boot size that fits very snugly at first, as they will stretch over time. For children, growing room is important, so a little extra space is recommended. If possible, have your kids wear their boots the first few times on dryer days to give them time to form to their feet.
The boot uppers are made from eco-friendly leathers that are tanned in the USA. Our leather hides are natural products and some variation in texture and markings is to be expected. If you need to clean your boots, wash gently by hand with water and let air dry.
Condition the leather as often as desired with any quality leathercare product. We highly recommend Bee Natural Amore for general conditioning or Bee Natural Rain and Snow for enhanced waterproofing. Be careful to use these products only on the smooth leather portion of the shoes and not on the suede cuffs (leathercare products designed for the full grain leather uppers may permanently darken suede). It is not necessary to apply a suede protectant or waterproofer to the cuffs, but doing so may help keep that portion of the boot looking clean. If you do choose to add extra protection to the suede, we recommend Bee Natural Suede Protector.
Sheepskin boots can take 3-4 days to air dry if fully soaked with water. You can speed up the drying process by stuffing the boots with old newspapers and replacing the paper twice a day. If they become this wet, be very careful to avoid wearing them again until fully dry because the leather will be more susceptible to stretching and the fit may alter.