Comment from: Brandon [Visitor]  
Brandon

I'd been casually looking for a nice pair of moccasins for a bit now and after reading this, I just put in a request with my fiancee for a pair for Christmas. Thanks for the info!

11/04/09 @ 16:19
Comment from: Patrick [Visitor]  
Patrick

Thanks for this info Justin. I ordered a pair of Grippy Roos and had them in my hands in Pennsylvania in 3 days! I love them! They are incredibly comfortable and 'pass' a little more easily than my Vibrams (I own 5 pairs of V5Fs!). I wore them to work today and plan to do the same tomorrow!

11/10/09 @ 22:06
Comment from: Janice in GA [Visitor]
Janice in GA

I've been wearing a pair of Soft Star Moccasins for several months now, and I adore them. I wanted something for when the weather got cooler, and they're just that much warmer than my other minimalist shoes. I wear them around the house, I wear them to walk dogs, I wear them when I go out in public.

The only quibble I've had is that on my shoes, the dye of the suede will bleed onto my toes if the shoes get wet (e.g., when walking in wet grass.) It washes right off and doesn't stain my toes for very long, but I do keep that fact in mind when I go out.

I'd buy another pair in a heartbeat.

11/11/09 @ 19:43
Comment from: Nora [Visitor]
Nora

Actually, I'd be pretty disturbed if YOU reviewed a high-heeled shoe!!!

Seriously though, you got me wanting a pair of Soft Star shoes now!!

12/04/09 @ 11:56
Comment from: admin [Member]  

Ha well by "high heeled" I mean thickly heeled sneakers or shoes (think: Nikes).

I've been wearing my Soft Stars all the time in my house ever since it got colder. They are awesomely comfortable slippers and great ad hoc outdoor barefoot shoes (though socks might be a good idea if it's particularly chilly out!).

12/04/09 @ 11:59
Comment from: Brian [Visitor]
Brian

If you had a choice between wearing the classics and the soft star everyday, would you choose the vibram classics?

01/03/10 @ 20:12
Comment from: admin [Member]  

Brian,

In the house I'd say Soft Stars. Outside (assuming reasonable temperatures) it would be the Classics (unless dress code required otherwise).

01/03/10 @ 20:18
Comment from: Brian [Visitor]
Brian

Thanks for the reply!

If I will be wearing it to go to school and walking around school, (no real dress code unless professional presentations), then I should get the classics?

I really like the KSO but also want the ease of putting it on as you wrote in your one about the VFF classics.

Thanks!

Brian

01/03/10 @ 22:58
Comment from: April [Visitor]
April

I just got my Grippy Roos in the mail yesterday. I ordered them after reading your article. They are awesome! I put them on as soon as I got them out of the box and didn't take them off for the rest of the night.

01/14/10 @ 05:09
Comment from: sage [Visitor]
sage

I got some grippy roos for running in the Minnesota winter. I haven't tried them in slush (I stick to the treadmill at those times), but they've been perfect down to about -10*F running on packed snow. My ankles get cold below about 5*F, so then I have to wear socks, but otherwise I have happy running feet.

I've got about 50 miles on them and I don't notice any signs of wear.

01/14/10 @ 18:49
Comment from: Elisa [Visitor]  
Elisa

I've been looking for soft-soled shoes for next winter. (Sydney, AUST; nothing extreme) How do the Grippy Roos do in the wet? Do they stay dry inside? Also, being sheepskin inside, do they get smelly if you wear them without socks?

01/28/10 @ 07:07
Comment from: admin [Member]  

@Elisa,

I haven't tried them in the rain or running through puddles. The leather is permeable and would soak through in time, I'm sure. There are also entry points for water to get in on the sides of the Mocs (where the leather overlaps).

I don't wear mine with socks and have never cleaned them now in six plus months. I wear them almost all day in my house working from home and they don't stink. They still smell leathery, but not smelly.

01/28/10 @ 13:57
Comment from: Nick [Visitor]
Nick

I am looking into these shoes for something to wear to work in Korea as an English teacher. I have very sweaty/hot feet though and was wondering what their breath-ability is like?

06/30/10 @ 16:24
Comment from: admin [Member]  

They will breath fine for wear in reasonable climates, but if it's really hot, they might get a bit warm.

06/30/10 @ 16:38
Comment from: Sheri Southern [Visitor]
Sheri Southern

Hi, I ran in VFF sprints that were too tight for a couple months and got a black toenail and my first bunion (ow!). Switched to a man's VFF Bikila to give my long toes more room, but the shoe is too wide and my toes migrate out of their slots (doesn't seem to affect the running though). Would these shoes be good for trail running if I have long narrow feet and want to relieve a bunion?

01/01/11 @ 14:05
Comment from: Jamie [Visitor]
Jamie

Well, I wearing my new SS and I LOVE them! I ended up getting the Grippy Roo style but went custom shiney lime & shiney blue with shiney pink leather flowers for the buttons. The leather is so incredibly buttery soft that it is simply amazing to think it's even leather. The insoles are really super soft fleeced sheepskin. And the attention to detail is really great. I ended up ordering narrows are I have the world's skinniest yet long feet with the second toe being about 1/2" longer than my others. No other shoe has fit me so well right outta the box(er, tissue paper in mailer).
I bought them to wear as house shoes & find the idea of running in them intreguing but will save that idea for another pair in the future. I truely do forget I have them on(they feel like socks).
The poster above asked about long narrow feet & trail running. I think their runamock DASH series would be a very good choice. The bottoms of the grippy Roo just wouldn't hold up. The Ramblers might be fine too, since they have Vibram Cherry soles like alot of huaraches do.

01/14/12 @ 16:05
Comment from: dave [Visitor]
dave

dude. you're awesome. thanks for all your blogs!

01/15/14 @ 02:05