Comment from: ShoeBoi [Visitor]
ShoeBoi

While running on the road, did the shoes make any "slapping" noises?

01/06/18 @ 11:16
Comment from: Paul [Visitor]
Paul

Odd question, but if you had these loosely laced up, would you be able to casually slip them off and back on again without sitting down? Like a pair of Vans slip ons for instance?

01/06/18 @ 16:58
Comment from: [Member]

Shoeboi,
They don't slap anymore than, say, the Vibram Bikila LS or some of my other favorites.
They do slap LESS than your typical huaraches though. No worries here!

01/07/18 @ 09:38
Comment from: [Member]

Paul,

If I leave off the highest eyelet and keep the second eyelet loose, I can pretty easily slip my feet into the shoe! It really depends on how you want to enjoy the shoe. It does not require a untying of a ton of lacing to make it easy to go in and out.

01/07/18 @ 09:39
Comment from: WVC [Visitor]  
WVC

Have you (or anyone else) had a chance to try to Carson Footwear shoe? Like Soft Star it's another "made in USA" minimalist shoe, although I think the stack is considerably thicker than the Soft Star. Curious if anyone has had a chance to try it out and compare with Soft Star.

03/22/18 @ 11:59
Comment from: David Couzelis [Visitor]
David Couzelis

I'm trying to find the right size for me. How much space do you have between your toes and the front of the shoe? Thank you!

03/26/18 @ 21:16
Comment from: Colin [Visitor]
Colin

Finally picked up a pair of these and, while I'm still getting used to them, I'm optimistic. I tried Soft Star some years ago and, while I was impressed with the shoe on its own, it just didn't fit me properly. This style, however, yields the first pair of non-VFF closed-toe shoes where I don't feel myself being crushed by the toe-box. Now I just hope they end up being durable (USD 140 is a hefty price). If so, then I think I've found my new go-to shoe!

03/31/18 @ 18:02
Comment from: [Member]

Colin!

Hope you love them!

04/02/18 @ 08:25
Comment from: Michael Chamberlin [Visitor]
Michael Chamberlin

I'm also curious about the Soft Star/Carson shoe comparison.

07/05/18 @ 10:00
Comment from: Ryan Banfield [Visitor]
Ryan Banfield

I love Soft Star...my biggest gripe with these is the lack of ventilation. My feet sweat, and the Primals are like a hot-box at any temperature above 60F, for me. Unfortunate as I love the reinforced toe...the Dash REALLY needs that.

07/29/18 @ 10:33
Comment from: Nick [Visitor]
Nick

Barefoot shoes are certainly my favorite type of shoe due to their feeling, but historically I’ve had issues in the past of my barefoot shoes developing a strong odor which is hard to waah out. Do these shoes also have odor issues or have you found that not to be a problem?

08/11/18 @ 10:59
Comment from: [Member]

Hi Nick!

I highly recommend oil sprays as a funk-stopper.

Many people simply wash their shoes, but that may not be a viable option, depending on shoe materials.

I have found that tea tree oil and peppermint (you can find them online quite easily) are very effective as keeping things smelling nice and fresh!

08/13/18 @ 08:03


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