Softstar Dash RunAmoc Running Shoes Review

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

Softstar makes their shoes by hand at

Cost: $130+

Sizing: I usually wear a size 9 or 9.5 in women’s shoes and I ordered an 8U in Softstar’s Sizing


  • Handmade in the USA by a small business
  • The material is leather and excellent quality
  • Softstar Dash RunAmoc comes in regular, wide and narrow widths (I ordered the regular width and the toe box gives me plenty of room for my toes to wiggle)
  • The shoes are lightweight, flexible, zero drop and would be easy to pack for traveling
  • You can customize the shoes and create hundreds of color combinations
  • Softstar has excellent customer service and even lets you return/exchange custom created shoes
  • I ordered the bullhide leather bottom to get the maximum ground feel


  • The back of the shoe comes up higher than I am used to
  • The toe of the shoes started to scuff and show some wear quickly
  • On the inside of the shoe, I can feel some of the seams on my feet, but I am hoping I get used to it
  • I walk on pavement and hard concrete more than grass or dirt and I would like a bit more cushion (Softstar Dash RunAmocs would be perfect for walking or running on natural trails)- I can feel every small pebble on my paved neighborhood walks
  • The price is high and I am hoping these last longer than a year of regular wear