I love these shoes. Beautifully made, supple, and comfortable. However, I have decided that I need a size bigger...and I don't have the heart (or lack of?) to ask Soft Star if they would exchange them.
I have, at the very most, 1.5 miles on these shoes. All pavement, concrete, and carpet. Always worn with socks. They smell the same as when I got them. Non-smoking home.
Handmade in Corvallis, Oregon. Natural and formaldehyde-free full grained aged leather with 8mm Vibram sole and Breathe-O-Prene lined interior. They come with two sets of interchangeable insoles: one suede and one genuine sheepskin. Super comfy!
The leather color is "aged oak" and the thread "pale yellow".
From Soft Star, these are $150 + shipping and a wait time to make. I will ship them USPS Priority Mail to you (CONUS only) for $125. No wait time.
EDIT: SOLD for $120