I am happy to tell you that SoftStar Shoes provided a pair of zero drop shoes in order to facilitate my review. They make minimal shoes for the whole family to baby to kids, to men’s and women’s. I chose Soft Star Shoes Mary Jane style for my daughter.
There are two reason I was excited to share SoftStar Shoes with you. The first reason is obvious- cute shoes! The second reason I am excited to feature Soft Star Shoes is that their shoes are amazing in many unique ways.
For starters, Soft Star Shoes are all made by hand in their Oregon workshop. (That is right, shoes handmade right here in the USA!) Another unique thing about Soft Star Shoes is that they use only natural, formaldehyde-free leather colored with non-toxic food grade dye.
But here is the real kicker, Soft Star shoes are designed to be spacious and flexible to allow natural movement and foot function, for foot comfort and health. In 2010 Soft Star Shoes expanded its line of leather moccasins to accommodate the needs of minimal or barefoot runners. At Soft Star Shoes they make minimal footwear look stylish and feel great!
What are zero drop shoes?
Zero drop shoes are minimal shoes that like gloves for your feet, allowing for natural movement and healthy foot development. The term zero drop means that the heel is at the same level as the ball of the foot. Just like having bare feet. They are especially important for babies learning to walk and for runners but nice for everyone.
Soft Star Shoes Mary Jane Review:
First I had to pick one kids shoe for the review and that is hard work when you have two kids and tons of cute shoes to choose from. I almost got the Youth Vegan Rambler – Cocoa / Red for my son but I couldn’t resist the Youth Merry Jane Casual – Shiny Violet / Dark Purple for my daughter.
She loves purple and the Mary Jane style is great for her to wear to school with her school uniform. The Soft Star sole is thin and very flexible. The buckle is actually just for looks as it is a Velcro closure. She absolutely loves them. The Soft Star Merry Janes are fancy enough for dresses and comfortable enough that she wears them to run and bike with her daddy. I am totally pleased with the quality of the shoes.
You can view the whole selection of Soft Star Shoes for adults, kids, babies, and minimal footwear at the Soft Star Shoes website.
I did receive Soft Star shoes in the hopes that I would share my honest opinions. I did not receive monetary compensation and the opinions expressed are my own.
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I love the Child Rambler – Smooth Ocean shoes.
Amie Olson says
The Adult MaryJane Casual ~ Design my own. I like the ones that look like rose gold.
my little mans wide, strong feet will love these!
Kimberly Schotz says
I like the Adult Mary Jane Casual in Black
Rae Nelson says
The Padrig baby slippers are cute and look comfy.
Laura Miller says
I love the Child Rambler – Smooth Dark Purple / Shiny Violet in size 7.
Kim Pollock says
Love the Child Sandal with Velcro – Shiny Platinum / Chocolate
Dorothy Teel says
I l;ike these slippers, Padraig Women’s Mule Slipper – Grey
Mary Agloro says
Adult Merry Jane Metro – Burgundy
I would get the Child Sandal with Velcro – Shiny Platinum / Chocolate
I love the Child Sandal with Velcro – Shiny Platinum / Chocolate!
padraig baby slippers pink with grey stripe
I would definitely get a pair of merry janes in one of the sparkly colors!!
Sara r. says
I have a pair for myself and one for my daughter. I’d love to get her a merry Jane though!
My daughter has had multiple pairs of moccasins, but she’s been wanting a pair of child classics. They truly are the most comfortable shoes.
ann w says
saving up for runamocs!
I can’t decide which one to get for DD- the Ramblers or Merry Janes.
i love the child merry janes!
Lots of great looking shoes and slippers, kids and adults… but for myself, I love the merry jane metro in burgundy! (My little one already has a pair of their sandals and loves them!)
Mary Janes in purple!
Kristine F. says
I love the build your own ramblers for toddlers. They are just enough for tender foot protection without the hard structure of most shoes available for early walkers :).
I love all of them! The ramblers, classic, sandals, and moccasins for kids, the merry janes, rogue, and runamoc for me. I love the looks, the feel, and that they are made in the USA by hand. Simply amazing shoes!
We have ramblers here, but I would love the Marry Janes. I have problem feet and these are the only things I can wear that don’t cause me great pain.
cheryl lynne says
we LOVVVVEEE our soft stars and would love a chance at another much needed pair!
cheryl lynne says
oops, before i could say we’d love a child pair of mary janes i hit enter 🙂
Judy R. says
Love Soft Stars! I have 3 pair, and would love the Mary Janes!
Lauren Hobson says
Love the kids DIY in shiny lime leather
Anne Tucker says
I love the Soft Star styles, so much more stylish than other froofy baby shoes!
Stacy Warden says
Excited for this opportunity. I have a special needs son who has quadriplegia cerebral palsy and has tremendous sensitivity to shoes. Finally a product that will work for him!
I have the casual Merry Janes but I really want a pair of RunAmocs in smooth black.
Daily Woman (Lacey) says
Adult Roo Moccasin – Suede Chocolate / Burgundy
Nicole Sender says
I like the Baby Buttercup Moccasin – Brown / Chocolate.
K. Finn says
I like the Padraig Women’s Slipper – Grey with Stripe.
Olivia Rubin says
DYO Child Playtime with Laces and the run amok socks
My son would love the sandals in camo
julie murphy says
the padraig women slippers
Monique Rizzo says
I like the Mary Janes.Thanks for the chance.
brandy g. says
Like the child sandal with velcro – shiny platinum/chocolate.
PAIGE CHANDLER says
I like the Merry Jane Retro in black
Anastasia @ eco-babyz says
I like the Women’s Adult Mary Jane retro and the Child Classic with Velcro in chocolate
My two boys have tons of pairs between them. I’d love a pair of Merry Janes for myself! The Metros look awesome…
Michele P says
I like the Youth Merry Jane Casual – Shiny Sapphire, the purple are also nice too but hubby’s granddaughters would love either!
Carla Pullum says
Adult Rogue – Aged Black
laurie nykaza says
Padraig Men’s Slipper – Grey love these
I like the Youth Rambler boot.
Janice Crespo says
Child Roo Moccasin – Suede Medium Blue / Moss – Carter’s favorite colors 🙂
Leslie Galloway says
I really like the Child North Star Boot – Red with Chocolate Sheepskin.
Gail Williams says
I like the baby-shoes-0-12-months/buttercup-mocs-brown-chocolate
John deal says
These would be great for my granddaughters