Comment from: RayKay [Visitor]
RayKay

Great review!

I have not tried the Moc3's, but I am a big fan of my Soft Stars (I have Ramblers, Merry Janes, Roos with a tough leather sole, and Phoenix Boots; and I have Dash Runamocs on my list for next year's winter running). They are definitely very basic and yeah, they can look a bit slipper-like so I was hesitant for a long time, but they are incredibly comfy, roomy and I dare say I feel more freedom and comfort in them than my VFF's since I get so much wiggle room and movement in the toe box. I love my VFF's, and they are still my go-to "shoe" for running and basically all physical activity, but my Soft Stars have become my more common go-to for more casual wear, and even frequently do an appearance at work instead of my Jayas.

Oh, and their customer service via the Elves is great, as is their return policy and ability to pick different colours, widths, soles, etc!

02/26/13 @ 14:36
Comment from: dogman [Visitor]
dogman

dogs need no shoes-why do we...??

02/27/13 @ 18:01
Comment from: greg [Member]  

@RayKay - I agree about the customer service at Soft Star. They're fantastic!

@dogman - I agree! If only more people thought like that. I'm not fond of all the rules and cultural expectations about shoes. There're even laws related to being required to wear shoes in places that it wouldn't seem to matter -- like my friendly neighborhood pool hall.

02/28/13 @ 11:42
Comment from: meee [Visitor]
meee

steep price - why not a pair of vibram X instead?

02/28/13 @ 14:18
Comment from: steve [Visitor]
steve

Best shoes ever- I have 4 pairs. I also have a Xero 4mm and the moc3's are much thinner.

There's some good videos on youtube with the designer that's worth checking out.

02/28/13 @ 14:58
Comment from: Megan M [Visitor]  
Megan M

What an informative review!

I myself am currently torn between getting a pair of Moc3's or a pair of Roo Moccasins with the suede sole. Has anyone tried both and can comment about which has better groundfeel? These would be for casual use in the city, not for running, so I'm not concerned about traction, just about groundfeel. :)

03/24/13 @ 16:15
Comment from: greg [Member]  

@Megan M - I've not tried the Roo Moccasins but I did find this line in Justin's old review of the Roo and Rambler:

"The soft sole of the Roo is lightweight and ultra-flexible meaning that it wraps around your foot and moves dynamically with your foot. Comparatively, the Rambler's Vibram rubber sole, while minimal, flat, and not providing cushion, adds weight and stiffens up the soft sheepskin liner, reducing barefoot feel for the ground and increasing the awareness of your foot that it's wearing a shoe."

The Moc3 has an incredibly thin sole (3mm), but it *is* a vibram sole, so the above statement about its slight reduction in barefoot feel is probably valid for the Moc3 too.

03/28/13 @ 10:15
Comment from: KellyW [Visitor]
KellyW

My sons have the Soft Star mocs w/ the suede sole and they really like them. I have a few pairs of Old Friend Moccassins with a soft suede sole and I LOVE the feel of the soft sole on the ground!! It definitely feels different than a rubber sole, even a very thin rubber sole. The only issue here in the DC area is its damp often- the ground is damp. I only wear them on dry days. I really like the idea of a soft, slip on shoe like these. I may try these in the fall!!

04/12/13 @ 06:42
Comment from: Darren Krusi [Visitor]
Darren Krusi

These look good from a business wear perspective as well. Tied of my stuff leather business shoes squashing my pinky toes. I'm interested to see how well they wear

04/23/13 @ 11:30