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Softstar Sandals for Mom and Daughter

A couple of years ago, Kay and I did a review together of mother and daughter Softstar sandals. We loved our sandals so much, we thought it would be fun to revisit and update our review!

How she’s grown!

Kay has long since outgrown hers of course, but here are my very well-worn and well-loved sandals after wearing them through the spring, summer, and fall for two years. They’ve been sweat on, rained on, and once had a cup of soda dropped on them too. They’re definitely battle-scarred, but they’re still unbelievably comfortable and haven’t had one tear or loose stitch in two years

The quality of these sandals is phenomenal. I remember back when I first got them, I was unsure if the thin rubber soles would hold up. Yet here we are two years later. Some of the tread is worn, but these soles have outlasted several pairs of shoes bought after I got these sandals, and there’s still plenty of life left in them.

In fact, we loved our sandals so much, we couldn’t wait to get our feet into a new set of mother and daughter Softstar sandals this summer!

Softstar handcrafts all their minimal shoes and sandals in their Oregon workshop from breathable, formaldehyde-free leather and ultra thin, ultra durable rubber Vibram soles. The flexible soles mimic barefoot walking, a must for developing feet like Kay’s. They’re really comfortable for my mom feet too!

I was excited to pick out another pair of Custom Solstice Sandals ($110) for this review. Softstar offers 17 colours of buttery soft leather to choose from, including a couple of vegetable tanned options from the Ecopell tannery in Germany, considered to be the most natural and sustainable leather in the world. I chose shiny pewter leather this time, with a white leather flower applique.

The new sandals are a little snugger than the old pair (cuz leather stretches over the course of two years), but they’re perfectly comfortable and, best of all, there’s no break-in period. I promise you: there’s no chafing, no blisters, no rubbing. I was able to walk around in these all day from the very first time I put them on.

Kay designed this pretty pair of Custom Child Sandals ($60+) herself in matching pewter full grain leather with a shiny ruby strap and a sweet flower cut-out detail. When you design your own child sandal you can choose from 23 colours of leather, 9 cutout motifs or a sewn on leather flower, plus you have the option of laces, an elastic closure, or Velcro. Kay upgraded to the Velcro because it’s the easiest for her to put on and take off by herself.

Sandal sizes tend to run a bit big, so Softstar recommends going a size down from their regular size. We followed their advice and got a size 10, and they fit Kay comfortably with a little extra room to grow. The toe openings are designed small enough that little feet don’t slip through the front, even if you order sandals that are a bit roomier.

Our sandals are just as comfortable as we remember, and we wear them everywhere!

Shipping is FREE to Canada and the US. When shipping to Canada, Softstar adds a NAFTA sticker to each box so you won’t be surprised by duty charges at delivery. (You’re still responsible for GST and any service charges if applicable.)

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I’m really excited to give one of my readers a $100 gift card to pick up a pair of Softstar sandals or shoes of their own. I know you’ll love them as much as we do! Enter in the giveaway widget below. This giveaway is open to residents of Canada and the US, 18+. All the winner’s entries will be verified.

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Disclosure: I received sample items to facilitate this review. All opinions expressed are honest and my own, based on my personal experience. Your experience may differ.

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  • Hi i visited Softstar Shoes and wow they sure have a nice selection. I’d like to get the Child Sandal with Elastic – Nutmeg / Turquoise for my grandson i love these.

  • The Southwest Desert Moccasin by R.L.Tabor – Elk Leather are the ones I would choose. So comfy looking.

  • I would love to have the Adult Roo Moccasin – Smooth Elk Leather. I like wearing moccasin’s.

  • omg these shoes are all too cute! i love the Child Sandal with Elastic – Shiny Platinum the best <3

  • These sandals are all super cute and I’ve chosen SPECIAL EDITION Adult Solstice Sandal – Floral Pattern as the ones I love the most. 🙂

  • I would love to spend an hour in one of their stores with no worries for money!!! My whole family would have new shoes!! I really love the Adult Sport Ballerine Flat – LITE Black / Zebra – they look like you could put them on in the morning and forget you are wearing them!


  • I’d get the Adult Solstice Sandal in Suede Moss. They’re so pretty, and they look super comfortable.

  • I’d choose the Child Classic with Velcro – Nutmeg. They look like very comfortable shoes for little feet.

  • I really like the adult solstice floral sandal. I was sad not to find it on the kids’ page too.

  • Wow, so many great choices, I would like to try the Adult Merry Jane – Aged Whiskey.

  • I like the Adult Flora Solstice Sandal in Turquoise. They look great and hopefully are as comfortable as the ones that you described. Thanks for hosting this giveaway

  • My favorite pair is the Solstice sandals in the floral pattern. They look so comfy and cute! Thanks for this great giveaway opportunity!

  • For myself I think I would get the SPECIAL EDITION Adult Solstice Sandal – Floral Pattern

  • For my youngest daughter I would Love her to have the Custom Youth Merry Jane sandals (as I Know that she’d really like them if she got to choose how they were Created! )..I personally would like the Adult Sport Ballerine Flat – with the LITE Black / Zebra print (as I don’t wear open toed sandals, as I’m really shy about showing off my toes, but this pair of Flats actually has many breathing holes throughout the shoe, I Really like that, it would be really cooling to wear on a hot summery day/afternoon)..KUDOS to both #ThisWestCoastMommy and to #SoftStar for Hosting this Awesome GIVEAWAY. 🙂 I’d also like to say GOOD-LUCK to Everyone who is Entering this Giveaway!!!

  • Thanks to Soft Star for sponsoring this giveaway! I have been a Soft Star fan for at least 20 years, but I couldn’t afford my first pair until I joined a now defunct MLM company that sold Soft Stars. I got the first pair as part of my “sales kit” and three of my children wore them. My two youngest daughters have each have 5 or 6 pairs of Soft Stars, and I currently have 7. I do *not* have a pair of sandals and want to get some! I would love to get the shiny pewter or the buckskin, or I don’t know. It is always so hard to decide. Just four years ago I finally got my husband to try his first pair of Soft Stars and now he wears nothing else. He has several pairs that he rotates from day to day- aged walnut rogues, black dash runamoks, custom dash that he calls his bowling shoes because they are blue, gray and red… I want to buy him Chukkas for this winter. Last year I found a pair of Laliberte shoes that were supposed to be minimalist but they gave him horrible fasciitis from these little bumps all in the sole.

  • I would like to get the Adult Solstice Sandal in Black. They look so soft and comfortable.

  • I have my eye on shoes for the whole family! But the sport ballerina flats for me, a child sandal for my oldest (in her favorite blues!), and baby mocs for my little one.

  • I checked out the site and would love to get a child sized pair of merry Jane in black for my daughter