Youth Merino Zen Moccasin

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Our fan favorite Merino Zen slipper is now available in youth sizes! Made with 100% merino wool, this style makes an ultra-cozy addition to any wardrobe.

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Zen Moccasin with Halcyon Sole

The underside of Merino Zen moccasins are coated with our Halcyon sole, a 0.5mm rubberized fabric that adds traction and protects against moisture.

Need this shoe in a larger size? Check out our Adult Merino Zen Moccasins.

Are your child’s feet craving the cozy comfort that only wool can provide? The Merino Zen Indoor Kid’s Velcro Slipper is for them! Our first-ever wool design is an innovative cross between a slipper and a shoe featuring luxurious 100% merino wool uppers and soft, flexible soles. With handcrafted leather detailing and a roomy toe box, your child will get the best of both worlds in comfort and style. Plus, this kid’s wool shoe weighs in at just under 4oz for most sizes, which makes it one of our lightest designs to date. They might forget they’re wearing anything on their feet!

  • Recommended for indoor use or light outdoor use.
  • Roomy toe box.
  • Adjustable Velcro closure for a customized fit.
  • 100% Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certified merino wool uppers and innersole from Germany (ensures safety in textiles).
  • Poron midsole and Halcyon outersole, made from 0.5mm rubberized fabric, adds extra protection, traction and water resistance.
  • Naturally homeostatic wool keeps your feet at a regulated temperature, wicks away sweat, and neutralizes odors.
  • Can be worn with or without socks.
  • Designed and handcrafted at our workshop in Oregon, USA.

You can measure your feet or your child's feet at home using a book, a ruler and a wall. You can then see where the measurement fits on our shoe sizing guide to find the recommended shoe size.

Measure Your Feet...

Note: we do not recommend tracing feet because doing so usually gives a larger measurement. Our shoe measurement charts work in accordance with the following method:

Remove shoes and socks and place bare foot so that the heel is barely touching a wall.
Place a book on the floor, parallel to the wall, so that it is barely touching the front of the longest toe.
Step away carefully and measure the distance from the book to the wall.
If you need to measure your width then follow the same directions shown above, but position your foot parallel to the wall and measure from the widest point.

... and Find Your Size

Once you have the measurement, look for it on the charts below to find the recommended Softstar shoe size. Contact us if you have questions.

Softstar Adult
Shoe Size
US Shoe Size Foot Length Regular Width
of Foot
5 Unisex 4.5 - 5 Mens
5.5 - 6 Womens
22.2 - 23.0 cm 8.1 - 9.8 cm
6 Unisex 5.5 - 6 Mens
6.5 - 7 Womens
23.0 - 23.9 cm 8.4 - 10.1 cm
7 Unisex 6.5 - 7 Mens
7.5 - 8 Womens
23.9 - 24.7 cm 8.7 - 10.4 cm
8 Unisex 7.5 - 8 Mens
8.5 - 9 Womens
24.7 - 25.6 cm 9.1 - 10.8 cm
9 Unisex 8.5 - 9 Mens
9.5 - 10 Womens
25.6 - 26.4 cm 9.3 - 11.0 cm
10 Unisex 9.5 - 10 Mens
10.5 - 11 Womens
26.4 - 27.3 cm 9.6 - 11.3 cm
11 Unisex 10.5 - 11 Mens
11.5 - 12 Womens
27.3 - 28.1 cm 9.9 - 11.6 cm
12 Unisex 11.5 - 12 Mens
12.5 - 13 Womens
28.1 - 28.9 cm 10.2 - 11.9 cm
13 Unisex 12.5 - 13 Mens 28.9 - 29.8 cm 10.5 - 12.2 cm
14 Unisex 13.5 - 14 Mens 29.8 - 30.5 cm 10.9 - 12.6 cm
15 Unisex 14.5 - 15 Mens 30.5 - 31.4 cm 11.2 - 12.9 cm
  1. This chart accounts for growing room.
  2. Many of our youth sizes end at size 4Y. In these cases, you can find the next size up in our adult category starting with size 5U (adult unisex). Note that measurements differ slightly for sizes that overlap on both our youth and adult sizing charts because the youth chart accounts for growing room and the adult chart does not.
Softstar Youth
Shoe Size
Approx Age Range Foot Length Regular Width
1 Youth 4 - 6 Years 18.5 - 19.4 cm 6.4 - 8.0 cm
2 Youth 5 - 8 Years 19.4 - 20.2 cm 6.7 - 8.3 cm
3 Youth 5 - 8 Years 20.2 - 21.0 cm 7.3 - 8.9 cm
4 Youth 6 - 10 Years 21.0 - 21.9 cm 7.5 - 9.1 cm
5 Youth/5 Unisex 6 - 10 Years 21.9 - 22.7 cm 8.1 - 9.8 cm
6 Youth/6 Unisex 8 - 10 Years 22.7 - 23.6 cm 8.4 - 10.1 cm
  1. This chart accounts for growing room.
Child Size Approx Age Range Foot Length Regular Width
2 0 - 6 months ≤ 10.2 cm 4.3 - 5.9 cm
3 6 - 12 months 10.2 - 11.1 cm 4.6 - 6.2 cm
4 12 - 18 months 11.1 - 11.9 cm 5.0 - 6.6 cm
5 18 months 11.9 - 12.8 cm 5.3 - 6.9 cm
6 18 - 24 months 12.8 - 13.6 cm 5.6 - 7.2 cm
7 2 years 13.6 - 14.5 cm 5.7 - 7.3 cm
8 2 - 3 years 14.5 - 15.3 cm 6.0 - 7.6 cm
9 3 years 15.3 - 16.2 cm 6.4 - 8.0 cm
10 3 - 4 years 16.2 - 17.0 cm 6.7 - 8.3 cm
11 4 - 6 years 17.0 - 17.9 cm 7.1 - 8.7 cm
12 4 - 6 years 17.9 - 18.7 cm 7.5 - 9.1 cm

Checking Width? Our sizing charts show average width measurements, but the height of your instep and the shape of your foot can also affect the width that fits best for you. If you have never needed wide or narrow shoes in the past then we recommend trying a regular width in our shoes.

Difficulty Taking Measurements?
Try Our Printable Stand-On Sizing Guides

Our printable shoe size charts provide another way to help you find the best fit for your feet. These are especially useful for small children who don't like to sit still. Just print the guide for the appropriate age group below and follow the instructions on the page.

Before you print these guides, 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."

Caring for Merino Wool Moccasins

The merino wool we use at Softstar is 100% natural fiber grown by merino sheep. The fibers are thinner, softer and longer than regular sheep wool, which is why it is easy to wear next to skin and less likely to cause irritation. Merino wool is not only breathable and antimicrobial, but also anti-wrinkle, anti-static, fire resistant, durable and quick drying.

This material is more resiliant and less likely to need care compared to other wools, but we undestand that accidents happen. If you find you need to clean your Merino Zen moccasins, here are a few tips:

Spot Cleaning

We do not recommend submerging your Zen moccasins in water. Instead, spot treat stains using a microfiber or other lint-free cloth. Wet the cloth and gently blot the stained area. If you need to remove stubborn stains or oils then add a little wool cleaner or baby shampoo to the rag and gently rub the stain. When done, use water to carefully blot/rinse away all soap residue.

If your moccasins become damp from cleaning then allow them to air dry. Avoid placing wet wool moccasins in direct sunlight or next to high heat sources, and never place them in a heated dryer, as this may shrink or otherwise damage the wool.


Removing Pilling

Pilling can occur in some fabrics over time when fibers become loose and form little balls on the surface. The high quality merino wool textile used for Zen moccasins should not create pills from normal use. If, however, your Merino Zen moccasins encounter extreme friction or pick up pills from other fabrics then you can use a sweater stone to remove this fuzz.

To use a sweater stone, gently rub the stone over the wool in a single direction. Be careful to avoid sewn stitches in the shoe as the stone can damage the thread.

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Customer Questions
How do I know if I ordered the right shoe size for my child?

Finding the right size shoe for your children can be challenging, especially because you never know when an unexpected growth spurt will come along. Fortunately, we have a lot of experience helping parents find the right size for their little ones, and we've gone through it with our own kids, too.

As a general rule of thumb (literally), have your child try on the shoe and make sure the heel is pushed all the way back. We recommend having a thumb's width of space between your child's toes and the front seam of the shoe. We have found this to be a good amount of space to allow for growing room without being too big.

Following these guidelines, parents buying new shoes during back-to-school season can usually expect the size to last most, if not all of the new school year (but again, growth spurts can be unpredictable).

What is Softstar's return policy?

Softstar shoes that are still in brand new condition may be returned for a refund for any reason within 45 days of receipt. This also applies to shoes that you customized with your own unique colors and motifs. We will refund the full cost of the shoes, but customers are responsible for all return shipping charges.

There are some exceptions to this policy: shoes treated with leather care products, shoes purchased from our biannual clearance sales and shoes made with advanced requests are non-returnable.

Your refund will be applied after the shoes arrive at our shop. If you would like to exchange your shoes for a different size/color/style then you can simply place a new order at your convenience.

Please let us know if you need help with a return. Softstar also has a Happy Feet Guarantee which outlines replacements/returns for workmanship, fit or durability concerns. Visit our returns page to learn more.

Does Softstar guarantee their handcrafted shoes?

We 100% guarantee we will repair or replace any defects in leather, sheepskin or workmanship free of charge within 30 days of receiving your shoes. This does not cover wear and tear or misuse on behalf of the consumer. Wear and tear is damage that naturally and inevitably occurs as a result of normal use.

We stand by our product and will send you a return shipping label and either repair or replace your shoes if they fail for durability as described below:

  • Peeling of leather finish or print within the first 6 weeks, excluding our shiny leathers which naturally scuff and/or develop patina appearance with normal wear.
  • Stitching defects within first 3 months.
  • Heel support detachment within 3 months.
  • Innersole bunching, coming loose or developing bald spot within 3 months.
  • Sole delamination within 3 months.
  • Leather inlays coming loose within 6 months.
  • Non-functional closures (VelcroTM, buckles, elastic failures, zippers) within 12 months.

Click here for more details about our guarantee.

Does Softstar customize shoes?

It depends on what you mean...

If you want one of our existing shoe styles made with your own unique color combinations and motifs, then YES! You can choose these custom options for any style that shows the swirly "CUSTOMIZABLE" rainbow icon in the upper right corner. When you are selecting colors for these shoes you will see a "Customize Your Colors" button below our collection color options.

This is part of our everyday fun to see what creations you design as we handcraft each pair for you here in our Oregon workshop. These custom shoes are also fully returnable according to the terms of our return policy.

If you are looking for customization beyond the shoe shoe designs, colors, or sizes available on our website then we do offer limited services for special requests. Special requests such as longer straps, special motif colors, split sizes or single pairs can often be done. Click here for more details.

Where are Softstar shoes made?

All Softstar shoes are 100% designed and handcrafted at our workshop in Philomath, Oregon, USA. We don't outsource any of our manufacturing processes, but instead do it all under one roof. All of our order fulfillment and shipping happens directly from our workshop, too. For more information and to see how our shoes are made, visit this page.

What shoe size should I order if my child wears a half size?
If your child wears a half size then we recommend ordering the larger size.