Author Archives: Elf Jana

  • GoPro Go Play GIVEAWAY: Win a GoPro and $500 in Softstar Shoes!

    Posted on December 29, 2016 by Elf Jana

    Had your fill of cookies, carols, and couch-surfing with the relatives? Ready to tackle those New Year's wellness resolutions, but not sure how to start? Getting active after the holidays is great, but you don't need to shell out for a gym membership when you've got the whole big, wide world... [click title to read more]


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  • Resilience: A Functional Movement Expert on Staying Stronger, Longer

    Posted on December 28, 2016 by Elf Jana

    Softstar is proud to feature this guest essay by Jennifer Gwirtz, Mind/Body Professional, Facilitator and Teacher (Pilates, GYROKINESIS®, performance and therapeutic movement). Over her 15+ years of experience, Jennifer has delighted in exploring the relationship between mental and physical balance, particularly at the origin of stability: the foot. 
    Understanding Resilience: Follow the... [click title to read more]


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  • Natural Learning Pt 2: Katy Bowman Shares Her Family's Outdoor School Experiences

    Posted on November 21, 2016 by Elf Jana

    In our previous "Natural Learning" post, we explored the rise of outdoor schools, or "forest kindergartens," across America (and their origins abroad). Even after all that research, we still had some questions about what it's really like to opt into this alternative learning setting. We asked Soft Star's good friend and natural... [click title to read more]


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  • Natural Learning Pt. 1: Can Outdoor Schools Cultivate Stronger, Smarter Kids?

    Posted on November 7, 2016 by Elf Jana

    "For 99 percent of the time we've been on Earth, we were hunters and gatherers, our lives dependent on knowing the fine, small details of our world. Deep inside, we still have a longing to be reconnected with the nature that shaped our imagination, our language, our song and dance... [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 Softstar'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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