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Review Soft Star Shoes Primal Sawyer

SoftStar Shoes expands upon their PRIMAL line with a new Chukka Lifestyle Shoe. With the widest toebox of any leisure boot, the Sawyer aims to be the most splay-happy casual shoe for urban adventures. Click through to read my review of the Soft Star…

Review Softstar Shoes Primal RunAmoc

Always one for interesting designs, Softstar has released one of its boldest shoes to date, the toe-splay-happy, long-distance ready, RunAmoc Primal. Full disclosure: Justin was an early tester of the Primal RunAmoc nearly a year ago—and Softstar sent…

Soft Star Shoes Hawthorne Chukka Review


The Hawthorne from Soft Star Shoes is their latest flagship chukka for casual wear. It has beautiful leather throughout, excellent workmanship, and a durable, resolable Vibram Geo sole that is great for casual users.

What Soft Star…

Soft Star Shoes Ballerine Flat Review

The Soft Star Shoe Ballerine Flat is flexible, attractive, and comfortable flat for daily wear. It features a 4mm Vibram Cherry sole for durability, a zero drop construction, wide toebox, and beautiful leather.

Read ahead to hear my thoughts on the…

Soft Star Portlander Review

The Portlander is a newer design from Soft Star, which is based on their popular Dash RunAmoc style. The Portlander features the same upper style, but the major and most obvious change is the way the upper is attached to the sole. The shoe uses a…

The SoftStar RunAmoc Dash with Bullhide leather soles!

Soft Star RunAmoc with Bullhide Soles Review

This shoe is a game changer.

That was a bold statement—especially since we are talking about the minimalist market, which is known for innovations and “game-changers”—but this is no ordinary shoe.

The Soft Star RunAmoc Dash with the bullhide sole is…

Soft Star RunAmoc Moc3 Review

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…

Rogue Soft Star Shoes Review

The Shoes

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…