Comment from: Kelly Williams [Visitor]
Kelly Williams

Ironically, I was just looking at the DYO section for the Dash. I would use them for fitness walking on the street so I thought I should get the street sole. You think the trail sole is a better option then? I was surprised to read that you chose that option.

10/10/12 @ 18:00
Comment from: Dan Hathaway [Visitor]
Dan Hathaway

Glad they worked for you! I'm in a similar boat, working at a credit union we're expected to wear dress shoes four days a week. I picked up a pair of the same model you have and have been happily wearing them since. The closest thing to a negative comment I've heard is "Why are your shoes floppy?" I can deal with that for the comfort level over standard dress shoes!

10/10/12 @ 18:12
Comment from: drew [Member]  

I love the Shawshank reference. I, too, have slipped Dashes under the radar in various settings where I didn't want my shoes to attract any undue attention. At the intermission of a formal music performance, I crossed my legs as I was chatting with a neighbor, drawing interest in the thin soles of my shoes. As usual, this person was absolutely astonished to learn that these are also my running shoes.

10/10/12 @ 18:35
Comment from: Nichole [Visitor]  
Nichole

I was actually just shown these today by the Priest at my daughter's Catholic school. He showed his to me after noticing my Vibram five fingers. I told him how my husband was wanting a "barefoot" shoe to wear to church and with a suit. Fun that they were on here today and I saw a pair in real life. He said that he is on his second pair of them because he wears them all day everyday and LOVES them.

10/10/12 @ 21:59
Comment from: Kelly Williams [Visitor]
Kelly Williams

I am glad that Soft Star makes the Merry Jane too. When I re-enter the workforce as a teacher eventually (when my kids go to school), I think I will have many pairs of this shoe in different colors to wear to work. I can't imagine ever wearing heels again! I'm glad there are more casual models being made, that people can wear apart from sports/fitness activities!

10/11/12 @ 05:41
Comment from: Ryan [Visitor]
Ryan

I've had my pair almost a year, and I've never been asked about them at work. I get them without EVA in the insole, better for ground feel.

10/11/12 @ 13:05
Comment from: Andy [Visitor]  
Andy

I'm tempted to buy a pair of these as an office shoe, but they seem to taper in the front (which I loathe - Huaraches and VSS KSO are the only shoes I've found that don't). Do they custom make them according to your foot outline?

10/11/12 @ 17:07
Comment from: philip [Member]  

Thanks for the review Dan. I've always been curious about the RunAmocs, but worried about the lack of structure at the toe (and what looks like the material flattening out). But they look good on your feet.

Another work option I'm looking forward to is the Dress Oxford from Stem/Leming in 2013. Won't be quite as thin soled as the RunAmocs, but another great option with a little more structure.

10/11/12 @ 17:32
Comment from: Laura aka UpNorth [Visitor]
Laura aka UpNorth

I LOVE my softstars. I ordered a custom pair with a blue front/top, purple back and bright green half moon at the arch, all in smooth leather. I work for the court system and wear them often, especially on days when I know I can't get away with my VFFs. Even with my somewhat wild colors, they blend in-- at least when I'm standing.

10/12/12 @ 00:54
Comment from: Steven [Visitor]
Steven

They do customize these shoes to fit your feet, it costs more of course. I ordered a size up and have no problem with the "taper" at the toe area, it resulted in having a little extra length though. These shoes generally pass under the radar, but I do get a few questions about them because they are so flat looking. I definitely get more questions from my VFF's though.

10/12/12 @ 09:50
Comment from: Jim [Visitor]
Jim

I just got a pair of these myself. I'm known at work for wearing minimalist shoes (I can get by in Lemings, VFFs for casual Friday), but I still was ridiculed for the Dashes. It didn't bother me too much, and I'm looking forward to wearing these when the weather gets a bit colder around here.

10/14/12 @ 10:13
Comment from: Ryan [Visitor]  
Ryan

These look great, but I'm concerned about one thing: did you notice any problems with the hems of your pants dragging on the ground/getting caught under the shoe?

With my KSOs, as you know, you can attach an S-biner to the back and use it to hook your pants and keep them from dragging. These seem like if you are pants are just slightly too long, you'll be stepping on them all day.

Thanks for the great review!

10/15/12 @ 06:29
Comment from: ML [Visitor]
ML

Great review, Thanks.

01/08/13 @ 20:04
Comment from: andrew hutchinson [Visitor]
andrew hutchinson

Hi Dan - could you please tell me what width you went for (and was it prior to the recent width changes - new wide similar to old regular etc) as your shoes look like the kind of proportions i am after - i know i'm doing this by sight but i reckon they would work in that width.

thanks
andrew

10/24/13 @ 05:14