Author Archives: Elf Martin

  • Elves Move Animals! Softstar's Carousel Adventure

    Posted on June 20, 2017 by Elf Martin

    The Softstar shoemaking elves are always on the lookout for opportunities to get involved with local community projects. We occasionally close the shop for part of a day to allow our staff to volunteer for causes they support. When we learned that the nearby town of Albany, Oregon needed help... [click title to read more]


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  • Adventure GIVEAWAY: Win $1,000 of Outdoor Gear from Patagonia and Softstar!

    Posted on June 15, 2017 by Elf Martin

    Summer officially starts this week, and what better way to kick it off than with a grand adventure giveaway!
    We want to help you have a memorable and active summer. That's why we're giving one lucky winner the ultimate outdoor gear prize package:
    Win a $500 gift card for Patagonia, plus a $500 gift... [click title to read more]


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  • Softstar Celebrates Earth Day

    Posted on April 21, 2017 by Elf Martin

    Every time April 22 rolls around, we are encouraged to remember just how precious and amazing the Earth is. From taking a hike with a friend to tending to your garden, there are SO many ways to appreciate our planet... [click title to read more]

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  • New Elf in the House!

    Posted on March 28, 2017 by Elf Martin

    Thanks to everyone who contributed baby name ideas to Elf Tesla earlier this year. We're happy to say she gave birth to a healthy baby girl on St. Patrick's Day, March 17! Mother and child are both doing well, and they were finally able to visit the workshop this week to show off the newcomer.

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  • Softstar Staff Gets Creative at March 2017 Playday

    Posted on March 23, 2017 by Elf Martin

    It's time again for one of our favorite days of the year at the Softstar workshop: PLAYDAY!
    Once or twice a year, we set aside a day to stop making shoes for a few hours and let our staff work on any creative project of their choosing. The projects don't have... [click title to read more]


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  • Grand Opening Success!

    Posted on February 28, 2017 by Elf Martin

    Thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate the grand opening of our new workshop last weekend. The official ribbon cutting ceremony happened on Thursday morning, February 23, 2017, followed by three days of festivities in the shop.
    We had no idea what kind of turnout to expect in our small town of... [click title to read more]


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  • Kids on Wheels: Roller Skating History of the Softstar Workshop

    Posted on February 22, 2017 by Elf Martin

    Have we mentioned how much we LOVE LOVE LOVE our new shoemaking workshop?
    As much as we adored our former space, we've really come to appreciate having a ground floor loading door, ample elbow room and an abundance of windows... but those are just the beginning of what makes our new... [click title to read more]


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