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  • Pumpkin Shoes for Harvest Season

    Posted on November 18, 2015 by Elf Martin

    Elf Katie is at it again! Our talented seamstress has always impressed us with her handcut shoe motifs, and she just unveiled her latest creation: pumpkin shoes!
    With Thanksgiving right around the corner, she came up with this design on a pair of child Classics to celebrate our current harvest season... [click title to read more]

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  • Progress Update on New Soft Star Workshop

    Posted on November 5, 2015 by Elf Martin

    Our move date is still many months out, but we're seeing a lot of progress happening on our new workshop!
    The historic building in neighboring Philomath, Oregon was originally a roller skating rink back in the 1950s, but has turned into a crumbling eyesore over the past few decades. We're thrilled... [click title to read more]

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  • Shoes of the Dead! Celebrating Día de los Muertos in Style

    Posted on October 22, 2015 by Elf Martin

    We have a special treat in the workshop for this year's Day of the Dead festivities.
    Local artist Diana Rose hand painted the leather pieces for a pair of our Merry Jane shoes before they were sewn together. Her artistry features two caballero skeletons outlined in white stitching and decorated with... [click title to read more]

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  • Toasted Marshmallows May be the Coziest Moccasins EVER!

    Posted on October 21, 2015 by Elf Martin

    Earlier this year, we came across a photo of Albert Einstein sitting on his front porch wearing a very fluffy looking pair of slippers. While we smiled at their goofy and adorable appearance, we couldn't help thinking they also looked incredibly warm and cozy. After all, Einstein was pretty smart... [click title to read more]

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  • Soft Star 2015 Halloween Contest - Win Shoes to Match Your Child's Costume!

    Posted on October 12, 2015 by Elf Martin

    Halloween is right around the corner, and that means it's time again for our annual Halloween contest!
    It's simple... have your child draw a picture of his/her costume and our fans will vote for their favorite. The winner will receive a free pair of our design-your-own shoes to match it, shipped... [click title to read more]

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  • The History of Soft Star: 30 Years of Shoemaking [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Posted on September 1, 2015 by Elf Martin

    Last month, we celebrated Soft Star's 30th anniversary by taking the whole staff to Oaks Amusement Park in nearby Portland, Oregon. The festivities are still underway at our workshop as we prepare to release our new chukka shoe.
    This week, we're excited to share our latest creation: a... [click title to read more]

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  • Soft Star Shoes Celebrates 30 Years of Shoemaking... with Lots of Playing!

    Posted on August 13, 2015 by Elf Martin

    Believe it or not, it's been 30 years since Tim and Jeanie Oliver sold their first pair of Soft Star shoes in 1985. This is a big anniversary for us, especially at a time when we're preparing to mark another milestone by moving to a bigger workshop. It's definitely a... [click title to read more]

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