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Unique but cute sandals that are made from high-quality materials can be hard to find for little boys. One of the hardest tasks I’ve had as a mom of boys is finding stylish, comfortable clothes and shoes for them. When I had the opportunity to review a pair of Soft Star leather sandals for Dub I was happy with their style and excited that they are made of high-quality, non-toxic materials.
Handcrafted in USA, Soft Star shoes are an indoor/outdoor shoe made from natural leather that has been colored with formaldehyde-free and non-toxic dye. They are made with either a velcro or an elastic strap so they are easy for little kids to put on and take off and can be worn with or without socks. The rubber sole is thin, flexible and durable for developing feet and they are naturally water resistant.
They are also really cute! I love that they aren’t the same shoes that every other little boy is wearing. Since they are leather they did take a couple of days to loosen up but now they are nice and soft and Dub always reaches for his Soft Star shoes when it’s time to get ready to go outside.
We received the shoes right before we were about to leave for a trip to Santa Fe. I almost waited to start my review after we got back because who wants to break in new shoes on vacation? But in the end I brought them along with his (other) favorite pair of shoes and kept them in my bag just in case. We walked around the zoo, aquarium, and botanical gardens and he never complained about his feet bothering him.
Dub is a rough and tumble kid so he’s hard on shoes. After about 6 weeks of almost daily wear his Soft Star shoes are nice and soft and very well broken in. He has really put these shoes to the test; they have been through water, sand, rocks, climbing, hiking, and playing outside and while they are no longer new looking (of course), we are very happy with how well they’ve held up. We chose the velcro option and it is still nice and sticky and we are big fans of Soft Star shoes!
Where to buy:
You can purchase directly from the Soft Star shoes website. There are many other options with great colors and styles in both sandals and closed-toe shoes. There are styles for babies, little kids, older kids, even adults. There are sandals, shoes, slippers, moccasins, booties, boots, and running shoes. You can even design your own! Plus they offer free shipping. I’m sure that you won’t be disappointed with the style and quality.