Softstar Blog

  • Cozy Up to Our New ‘Sparky’ Children’s Sheepskin Slippers

    Posted on September 8, 2017 by Elf Shelley

    We have some warm, fuzzy news for you, friends. Just in time for fall and winter, we’re now making our ultra-cozy Fireside slippers in kids' sizes!
    Our kids’ version, appropriately called the “Sparky,” is available in two colors for both child sizes and youth sizes. Choose from chocolate brown with red... [click title to read more]


    There have been 0 comments

  • “They’re Like a Second Skin” - A Softstar Moccasin Testimonial, Four Years Later

    Posted on September 6, 2017 by Elf Shelley

    Have you ever had that one special item of clothing or pair of shoes you felt like you couldn’t live without? A well-worn sweatshirt, perhaps, that fits perfectly and represents the ultimate in comfort for you? For Amanda, a friend of mine and fellow Softstar devotee, her handmade leather Roo... [click title to read more]


    There have been 0 comments

  • Quilt County Lands at Softstar

    Posted on August 23, 2017 by Elf Martin

    Local visitors to our shop over the next few weeks will get a special treat... QUILTS!
    Every two years, the Mary's River Quilt Guild descends upon our local Benton County with diverse exhibits to honor the art and craft of quilt-making. Several cultural agencies, churches, storefronts and art galleries are donating their... [click title to read more]


    There have been 0 comments

  • Back to School GIVEAWAY: Win $500 for Your School!

    Posted on August 15, 2017 by Elf Martin

    While we're not quite ready for summer to be over, school season is definitely here. The local showroom at our workshop is filling up with parents searching for that elusive perfect fit of classroom shoes (enough growing room to last until spring, but not too big to trip while running).
    The... [click title to read more]


    There have been 8 comment(s)

  • These Shoes Are Killing Me! (Repost from Freakonomics)

    Posted on August 14, 2017 by Elf Martin

    We were thrilled this week to come across a recent podcast by Freakonomics that pretty much nailed our philosophy on footwear.
    The episode explores the history of shoes and how they evolved into modern foot casings with heavy padding, tight toe boxes and motion control technology. It also asks how these... [click title to read more]


    There have been 0 comments

  • Softstar Gears Up with Philomath Community for Epic Solar Eclipse

    Posted on August 10, 2017 by Elf Shelley

    For many moons our community has been lit up with anticipation for this month’s historic total solar eclipse, and it’s almost here! Softstar headquarters and our surrounding community of Philomath, Oregon, are lucky enough to be right in the coveted path of totality. This means that on the morning of... [click title to read more]


    There has been 1 comment

  • What Causes Foot Calluses and Corns? Tips for Prevention and Treatment

    Posted on August 3, 2017 by Elf Shelley

    We’ve all dealt with pesky patches of thick skin on our feet--but what causes them to form? And what are they actually made of?
    Calluses and corns on the feet are caused over time by repeated friction on one area of the skin. This friction and pressure causes the outer layer... [click title to read more]


    There have been 2 comment(s)

Items 1 to 7 of 466 total

Page:
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5
  6. ...
  7. 67