Softmoc Debra Lo Moccasin Bootie Review

I needed a black shoe to wear to work in the fall and winter. I wanted to be able to wear thick, warm socks on a cold day.

*I purchased these shoes with my own money and Softmoc did not pay me to write this review.

Cost: $40-$65 at

Sizing help: I am usually a 9 or 9.5 and I ordered a size 9. I wondered if they ran big like Minnetonka Moccasins but they do not. My toe touched the end and I would be most comfortable in a size 10. If you are between sizes, go up a size.



  • The cost of the shoes is wonderfully low for a pair of barefoot / minimalist shoes
  • This moccasin bootie is flat, zero drop and flexible when you remove the hard insole that’s included
  • The shoes feel well made
  • The toe box is wide (I can wear my correct toes) and it gives my toes enough room to spread out (unlike Minnetonka Moccasins which run narrow)
  • These shoes have a great foot-shaped toe box that is more square than pictures show
  • Softmoc has great customer service and you can return or exchange shoes to find the best fit


  • The suede material is not waterproof and my feet get damp or wet in the rain
  • I have narrow ankles and my heels slipped when I walked because there are no laces, only a back zipper
  • The suede material dresses the shoe down, unlike leather (but they still look fine with dress pants for work)