Author Archives: C.Elf.O Tricia

  • Every Day is Bike-to-Work Day

    Posted on April 11, 2015 by C.Elf.O Tricia

    Softstar founder Tim Oliver and his trusty bicycle. He rides it to work most days.
    Tim's bright yellow bike frame sports a red leather bike seat cover that he crafted years ago in the workshop. The red leather seat features a large inlaid white leather star–just like the star inlays on... [click title to read more]


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  • Introducing our New Shoe Collection + Free Shipping!

    Posted on March 11, 2015 by C.Elf.O Tricia

    Spring time is our favorite time of year when everything becomes new again, including our collection of colorful, handcrafted Soft Star Shoes! Our new 2015 colors are now available for kids and adults.
    And that's not all—we are also introducing FREE SHIPPING for all orders delivered within the USA and Canada to... [click title to read more]


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  • Happy New Year with Gratitude

    Posted on December 31, 2014 by C.Elf.O Tricia

    Yesterday was filled with the bustle of doing year-end inventory and cleaning out the workshop "drawers," so to speak. Having a clean, organized workshop always feel so good! We even finished up early—much to the delight of my four-year old who was tearing it up in the showroom. This gave... [click title to read more]


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  • Treatment and Removal of Plantar Warts - Kids' Foot Health

    Posted on October 9, 2014 by C.Elf.O Tricia

    School-age kids can come home with some pretty gross stuff like body odor and head lice, but in my book none of these make my stomach twist and turn as much as plantar warts. They are ugly, persistent and hurtful little buggers. If you haven’t dealt with them before then... [click title to read more]


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  • 2013 Holiday Shipping for Soft Star Shoes

    Posted on November 15, 2013 by C.Elf.O Tricia

    This is the busiest time of year at the Soft Star workshop! In order to ensure you get your orders by the holidays, please remember the following lead times we need to handcraft your shoes and travel to you.

    2013 Holiday Shipping Deadlines

    USA: Order by December 5 to ensure delivery by... [click title to read more]


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  • Shoe Artisans Share New Ideas at the Soft Star Workshop

    Posted on October 29, 2013 by C.Elf.O Tricia

    Today we were visited by our friend Mike Friton and his colleague Bill Cass. Both Mike and Bill are artisans with amazing backgrounds in shoe design, costume/set design, manufacturing and textiles. Both men also have a deep passion for Made in USA business models.
    Mike is the designer of the Moc3... [click title to read more]


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  • Book Review: Every Woman's Guide to Foot Pain Relief

    Posted on May 1, 2012 by C.Elf.O Tricia

    According to biomechanist Katy Bowman, M.S., aching feet and debilitating pain impact one out of four women in the USA. Bowman has dedicated her life's work to teaching health and healing, starting with the "root" of alignment issues—your feet. In addition to her work at The Restorative Exercise Institute, consulting for footwear companies... [click title to read more]


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