DYO Child Classic with Laces

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  • Fuchsia, star laces
  • Orange, brown laces
  • Ultrablue, star laces
  • Lilac, white laces
  • Fuchsia, heart cutouts, white laces
  • Dark purple, moon and star inlay, star laces
  • Yellow, white laces
  • Grass green, brown laces
  • Chocolate, brown laces
  • Lilac, white laces
  • Yellow with rocketship inlay and star laces

Quick Overview

One of the first Soft Star shoe designs! Perfect year-round when you want a closed shoe to keep out sand, dirt or water. Our smooth (full grain) leather uppers are naturally water resistant. Thin and flexible rubber soles allow natural foot movement and development in a durable outdoor play shoe. This shoe features our classic tie laces.


  • Fuchsia, star laces
  • Orange, brown laces
  • Ultrablue, star laces
  • Lilac, white laces
  • Fuchsia, heart cutouts, white laces
  • Dark purple, moon and star inlay, star laces
  • Yellow, white laces
  • Grass green, brown laces
  • Chocolate, brown laces
  • Lilac, white laces
  • Yellow with rocketship inlay and star laces


  • Indoor/outdoor shoe
  • Natural leather is formaldehyde-free and colored with non-toxic dye.
  • Classic lace ties
  • Can be worn with or without socks.
  • Rubber sole is thin, flexible and durable.
  • Naturally water resistant
  • Handcrafted in USA.
  • 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.

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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.

Baby Child Shoe Sizing Chart

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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Size 9

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Size 5

crayola crayonsClick here to see a complete listing of our leather colors

We do our best to get the most accurate leather color swatch photographs possible, but not all screens will show colors the same way. A customer once suggested we tell people what Crayola™ color crayon our leathers most closely match and we thought it was a fantastic idea! Below you will find the Soft Star colors and the corresponding Crayola™ Crayon names.

We're also happy to offer coloring sheets for our popular kids' styles, so your children can design their own shoes at home!

Click on the style below to open a printable coloring page:

Elf Moc

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Color Key - Suede

Suede  Color         

Crayon Color

 Chocolate  Brown / Sepia
 Honey  Burnt Sienna
 Burgundy  Chestnut
 Tan  Raw Sienna
 Gold  Yellow Orange
 Pink  Melon / Pink Carnation
 Fuchsia  Maroon / Cerise
 Watermelon  Mango Tango / Salmon
 Red  Red / Scarlet
 Navy  Midnight Blue
 Royal Blue
 Blue / Denim
 Medium Blue
 Cadet Blue
 Turquoise  Blue Green
 Forest  Pine Green
 Emerald  Sea Green
 Lavender  Purple Mountain's Majesty
 Violet (Purple)


Color Key - Smooth Grain Leather

Smooth Leather Color          

Crayon  Color

 Fuchsia  Razzmatazz
 Pink  Mauvelous
 Navy  Midnight Blue
 Ocean  Denim
 Ultra Blue
 Dark Purple
 Royal Purple / Blue Violet
 Buckskin  Tumbleweed
 Yellow  Yellow
 Kiwi  Yellow Green
 Grass Green
 Forest Green
 Pine Green
 Orange  Red Orange
 Red  Brick Red
 Caramel  Burnt Sienna
 Nutmeg  Brown
 Chocolate  No good match!
 Black  Black
 White  White


Color Key - Ultrasuede

Ultrasuede Color                  

Crayon  Color

Green Apple
Granny Smith Apple
Ginger Snap
Raw Sienna
Red Scarlett
Carnation Pink
Royal Blue
Denim Blue

Care Tips for Full Grain Leather Shoes


Soft Star Shoes are made from eco-friendly, tanned in USA leathers.  Leather is a natural product and some variation in texture and markings is to be expected.  Because we use natural food-grade dyes in our leather, there will likely be some initial color transference to your socks or skin if your shoes become damp - this will decrease with use but please don't wear your new Soft Stars with your favorite white socks the first time you take them for a spin. 

If your shoes are a little snug at first in the toe box area, you can gently stretch them by stuffing the toe box with a slightly damp rag.  Push the cloth tightly into the front of the shoe - don't worry, you cannot hurt it!  Let the shoes sit stuffed overnight to stretch.


The full grain leather we use is naturally water resistant. Clean as needed with water dampened rag and let air dry. Condition the leather as often as desired with any quality leather dressing. We highly recommend Bee Natural Amore for general conditioning or Rain & Snow for enhanced water resistance. The color on shiny metallic shoes will eventually patina with use into an antique wear look - this can be accelerated with repeated use to water and high wear (e.g. scuffing toes).


You can use a damp cloth, or if needed you can hand wash your leather shoes using a gentle shampoo and cool water.  We don't recommend frequent washing of any leather product as it strips the leather of it's natural oils and tends to dry stiffer.

We are often asked if our shoes can be washed in a washing machine.  While not recommended as a normal course of action, when in dire straits the Elves have been known to toss a pair of shoes in the machine and generally have had good results - just don't mix them with any other item because of color bleeding, and do NOT put shoes the dryer.  Shoes with sheepskin can take 3-4 days to air dry if fully submerged in water - you can speed up the drying by stuffing with old newspapers and replacing the paper 2x a day. 

About Soft Star

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Handmade to order with eco-friendly leathers, sheepskin and genuine Vibram™ soles.

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