Saying that a product looks homemade can have good and bad connotations. Sometimes it means that the product in question appears of lesser quality, and other times it means that the product looks so different from shoes youd see in a big retail store that it appears to be made by hand. Soft Star Roo moccasins are firmly in the latter category.
Founders Tim and Jeanie Oliver started making Soft Star shoes in 1985 in their Laguna Beach, California, garage. After a few years in California, the couple moved to Texas and continued building their creations out of a salvaged school bus. In 1990 the production moved to Corvallis, Oregonand has stayed there ever since.
After nearly 30 years of refining and improving their craft, Soft Star now has shoemaking down to a science. This results in a high-quality product, something that is clear after a quick examination of their shoes. The Elves, as they call their employees, still make every single pair of shoes by hand. This gives Soft Stars an artisan feel that you cant get from the big shoe companies.
The Roo is one of Soft Stars flagship products.
Made with a soft suede upper, a strong suede sole, and a genuine sheepskin innersole, the moccasin is impressively simple. In the case of the Roo, simple is good. They’re a breeze to put on and take off thanks to their elasticized ankle closure, and simple to wear because of their minimal materials. The suede is fairly thin and flexible in every direction and the toe-box is nice and wide, which means that Soft Star Roos will never impede your foots movement or interfere with its ability to provide the brain with important feedback.
THE SHEEPSKIN iNNERSOLE, WITH IIS NATURAL WiCKiNG PROPERTIES, IS ANOTHER NiCE TOUCH THAT KEEPS FEET WARM IN THE WINTER WITHOUT GETTING TOO SWEATY IN THE SUMER. MADE TO BE WORN INSIDE AND OUTSIDE WHEN THE WEATHER IS DRY, DURABILITY ISN’T GENERALLY A PROBLEM FOR THE ROO, ALTHOUGH SOFI SIAR DOES MAKE OTHER MODELS FOR HEAVY OUTDOOR USE.
Roo Moccasins come in a number of bright and subtle color schemes for babies, children, men and women, and you can even customize a pair to your taste. Soft Star shoes are for sale only on their website SoftStarShoes. I with prices starting at $29 for kids and $72 for adults. The Soft Star Roo is a great choice for anyone who wants a comfortable, minimalist moccasin to wear around the house or around town.