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  • How to Transition to Minimal Shoes (or Barefoot Running)

    Posted on September 15, 2016 by Elf Martin

    Switching to minimal shoes can be very liberating... if you do it safely.
    Although people may still debate over the benefits of minimal shoes and barefoot running, we remain strong advocates for both. So many customers have told us their foot pain disappeared and their cushy orthotics became unnecessary after switching to our barefoot-like shoes... [click title to read more]


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  • Dealing with Swelling Feet as You Get Older? Learn the Causes and Natural Treatments

    Posted on August 30, 2016 by Elf Martin

    Have you noticed that your feet and ankles tend to swell more often as the years go by? If so, then you're not alone. While anybody can develop a swollen foot or two, regardless of age, it tends to happen more frequently with older adults.
    Causes
    So what's going on when feet swell? Technically... [click title to read more]


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  • Progress Update on New Soft Star Workshop - August 2016

    Posted on August 25, 2016 by Elf Martin

    We're happy to announce that construction on the new Soft Star workshop is right on schedule!
    Last weekend, owners Tricia and Larkin hosted the first annual Soft Star staff picnic at Mary's River Park, located only a couple blocks from the new shop in Philomath, Oregon (about 6 miles west of... [click title to read more]


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  • Chukkas on Trails! Emily and Will Put Their Soft Stars to the Test

    Posted on August 19, 2016 by Elf Martin

    If you're an outdoor enthusiast, like many of our shoemaking elves, then western Oregon is a giant playground. We consider ourselves very fortunate to be within easy reach of mountains, oceans, rivers and moss-ridden forests that look like they belong in Middle Earth. Our location offers us a wealth of outdoor activities... [click title to read more]


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  • Our Newest Kid Shoe is Now Available! Friends, Meet Merry Jane

    Posted on August 15, 2016 by Elf Jana

    The wait is finally over! Bring home a pair of these beautiful and functional shoes, guaranteed to make children and parents so very "merry" :)

     
    Our shoe designers have been hard at work on the perfect design for a mary jane style shoe for little feet. After much R&D with the... [click title to read more]


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  • Take Home the Gold with Soft Star's Olympic Giveaway!

    Posted on August 3, 2016 by Elf Jana

    The 2016 Summer Olympics are finally upon us, and we just can't contain our excitement! And who can blame us? We're a made-in-USA company, we LOVE encouraging people to be active and push their limits and we've even got a hometown swimmer competing this year in Rio!
    We know it's not just competing athletes... [click title to read more]


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  • Name That Shoe! Luxurious Sheepskin Slippers Coming to Soft Star

    Posted on July 19, 2016 by Elf Jana

    This November, Soft Star is bringing you the luxuriously plush slippers of your dreams! Our amazing Elf Keita, Comfort-Crafter Extraordinaire, is hard at work perfecting the cozy footwear that will ruin you for all other slippers... just in time for fireside cocoa and frosted window panes.
    Fully-lined with genuine sheepskin and a... [click title to read more]


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