Joe, they are soft. It would be hard to decribe how soft or if they are soft enough for you. Maybe others could describe them better. If length is not important, you won't need the "extra select". I bet if the weren't right, you could return them for a refund. They also have colors that are not on the web site, but not the nice pastels that I saw at the Bears Den.
One cast can change your day...maybe your life.