The other day, I was flipping through some old photos from a vacation to France I’d taken with my best friend when I was in my early 20s. It was an unforgettable trip of visiting famous landmarks and museums, eating great food, and doing LOTS and lots of walking. I... [click title to read more]
Posted on June 6, 2017 by Elf Shelley
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Posted on March 28, 2017 by Elf Martincontributed 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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Posted on January 26, 2017 by Elf Martin
Many of you who call our shop with questions know Elf Tesla very well. She's been at the helm of our customer service team for several years, and is often the first to answer a ringing phone.
As much as we love having her around, Tesla will be leaving us for... [click title to read more]
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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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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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Posted on April 28, 2016 by Elf Sarah
Why I Changed Careers for a Family-Friendly Workplace
It has been five years now since I officially joined the Softstar Shoes family. Those are five years during which I have been able to bring my own family into work with me, for odd school holidays, snow days, or when they just... [click title to read more]
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Posted on March 17, 2016 by Elf Jana
We're giving away 3 pairs of colorful custom kids' shoes PERFECT for spring... enter below!
Winter, your days are numbered! Chase away those cold-weather blues and welcome spring with these gorgeous and totally unique shoes for your little one. These special edition Classics in bright Peacock and Yellow leather feature an... [click title to read more]
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