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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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  • Work Slippers: A Growing Trend in Workplace Comfort

    Posted on April 3, 2017 by Elf Shelley

    At most modern offices, professional clothes and dressy shoes are the norm for employees. Conventional wisdom says this stiff formal attire reflects the seriousness with which workers regard their jobs... but what’s the first thing a person does after getting home from a long day at the office? Answer: enthusiastically shed the... [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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  • 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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  • Celebrating Movement with Katy Bowman

    Posted on November 9, 2016 by Elf Martin

    If you're not already familiar with Katy Bowman then I highly recommend looking her up—especially if you crave a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle. The renowned biomechanist has published several books on natural movement and human development, and her research has been a big inspiration for our shoe designers at Soft Star... [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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  • Softstar Shoes Ranks as One of Oregon's Top 10 Greenest Companies!

    Posted on June 2, 2016 by Elf Jana

    Softstar continues its award streak, ranking 10th among Oregon Business's 100 Best Green Workplaces 

    Wow, what a spring it’s been here at the workshop! Just this past March, Softstar was selected from over 230 entrants to be named one of the “100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon”. It was... [click title to read more]


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