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Feb 26, 2013 | 9 comments »
I've been transitioning to minimalist a piece at a time over the course of the last two years. First was the gradual change in my actual training shoes. Then casual and business wear -- still an ongoing process. Oddly the only persistent holdout was the… more »
Dec 6, 2012 | 12 comments »
Soft Star Shoes sent me the Rogues in "Aged Oak," which has a weathered leather deep tan finish (They also come in an Aged Walnut, which is a darker brown leather). Per the product page, these shoes are:
The upper, inso… more »
Nov 14, 2012 | 6 comments »
It's a pleasure to write another review of Soft Star shoes for Birthday Shoes. This time I’ll be talking about my family’s favorite pairs of children’s shoes, the Rambler and Hotcakes. I've weighed shoes. I've squeezed shoes. I've photographed my 2 1/2… more »
Oct 10, 2012 | 13 comments »
I work for a company in Southern California where the dress code for men is slacks and a dress shirt with a tie being optional. I needed to find some barefoot/minimalist zero-drop shoes that still looked professional. But where? more »
Apr 26, 2012 | 4 comments »
Jay crosses the finish line in the Corvallis Half Marathon - on the Oregon State football field in 2:07 sporting some hornet-colored Dash Soft Start RunAmocs.
After 13 miles of running, my 6-year old drives a toy car on me. He may be trying to tell me something.
We all know Murphy's Law. And it has several corollaries. I learned one during training for the Half. Call it Jay's Corollary: If you are going to… more »
Mar 12, 2012 | 9 comments »
I suck at distance running. I won’t say I don’t enjoy it. I do. Running along single tracks through the hilly forests and open fields that surround my Oregon community is pleasurable. (For about a half-hour, especially.) But everything is relative. I… more »
May 25, 2011 | 26 comments »
Various photos of the RunAmoc Dash, a minimalist/barefoot running shoe from Soft Star Shoes out of Oregon.
Two weeks ago, I won second place in the 35K division of the Santa Barbara Endurance Race, wearing Soft Star’s new minimalist running moccasin, the RunAmoc Dash, scheduled to be released near Memorial Day. [Insert “Intro.jpg” photo here, titled “Soft… more »
Jan 28, 2011 | 11 comments »
Soft Star RunAmoc.
Matt is an avid minimalist hailing from the great state Oregon, home of the minimalist shoe company Soft Star. He recently set out on an adventure that put his Soft Star RunAmocs to the test. Enjoy Matt's take on these elegant but durable minimalist shoe… more »
Nov 4, 2009 | 16 comments »
What's that on my feet? Those are Soft Star Moccasins — giving my Classic FiveFingers a break and enjoying the comforts of a soft soled, sheepskin inner footbed, "barefoot shoe."
Soft Star Shoes are handmade leather moccasins manufactured by a small company in Oregon. In this review, I talk about my experiences with the Soft Star Grippy Roos, a barefoot shoe that provides a great deal of ground feedback while keeping your feet exceedingly comfortable! more »