Youth DASH RunAmoc - Dark Purple / Shiny Violet
The RunAmoc Dash, now available in youth sizes, is a versatile and stylish extension of our RunAmoc line. Kids love the front Velcro closure for easy on/off, and an elastic band in the heel keeps the shoe fitting snugly. The Dash is perfect for a wide variety of outdoor activities and allows feet to move and stretch as though they were barefoot, but with basic protection from the elements.
Our 5mm Trail sole is show in the photo above, but our 2mm Street sole is also available for this shoe.
Sizing note: for a larger size, check out our Adult Shoes category.
- Velcro closure for easy on/off.
- Elastic band in heel keeps shoe fitting snugly, but not too tight.
- Wide toe box so toes can grip, flex and spread.
- Reflective tabs on back for increased visibility and safety.
- Choose your zero-drop Vibram® outer sole: 5mm Trail or 2mm Street (additional tough leather sole is available as a design-your-own) option.
- Lightweight, between 4oz to 6oz depending on the size and type of sole.
- Designed and made by hand in Corvallis, Oregon with US-sourced materials.
- Design-Your-Own shoes in like-new condition are fully returnable/exchangeable according to the terms of our return policy.
The DASH works well for outdoor activities and casual wear. It is our philosophy to be as barefoot as possible, while providing the protection from the elements you need!
For detailed instructions on how to measure your child's foot, please click here to view our sizing guide.
Please note that in 2012 our Youth Moccasin sizing changed to provide more "in-between" sizes. Here is a quick conversion guide from old-to-new:
Care Tips for Full Grain Leather Shoes
WHEN THEY FIRST ARRIVE:
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.