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Articles relating to minimal shoes, barefoot running, barefoot walking, barefoot hiking, and overall health and development of the foot.

  • Got Cold Feet? Those "Killer" Shoes Could Actually Be Deadly!

    Posted on July 30, 2015 by Elf Jana

    Many of the ladies out there (myself among them) have succumbed to the misguided date-night allure of a pair of dainty, peep-toed high-heels. You’re sitting at the table, waiting for your appetizer and wondering if your dining companion has noticed how great your legs look, when suddenly your downward-drifting gaze... [click title to read more]

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  • Biomechanist and Author Katy Bowman Visits Soft Star Shoes

    Posted on July 10, 2015 by Elf Martin

    We were honored yesterday to have a special visitor at the Soft Star workshop.
    Katy Bowman. M.S. has earned an international reputation for educating the general population on alignment and load science. She has written several books about restoring health through natural movement and the importance of healthy feet. She is... [click title to read more]

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  • 8 Benefits of Walking and Running Barefoot on Sand

    Posted on July 2, 2015 by Elf Martin

    Who wouldn't enjoy a barefoot stroll along a sandy beach? Even the thought of such a pleasurable outing will infect some people with a daydreaming sigh.
    It's no secret that going barefoot on sand has its appeal, but did you know it also has many health benefits? If you think wandering... [click title to read more]

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  • Top 10 Balance Games for Kids... of All Ages!

    Posted on June 23, 2015 by Elf Jana

    We all know that balance is important. We’re talking physical balance here, i.e. the ability to achieve such feats as walking without falling over, carrying a plate of food to the table without dropping it, or riding your bike hands-free while playing the ukulele... you know, all the critical motions... [click title to read more]

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  • We're Staging a Flip-Flop Intervention!

    Posted on June 1, 2015 by Elf Jana

    Our Solstice sandal brings health and style back to summer footwear

    Soft Star followers know that we care deeply about sustainability. Over the course of our 30 years in business, the company has committed itself to promoting the health and well-being of the planet and all its inhabitants.
    However, there is one... [click title to read more]

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  • Transitioning to Barefoot Health PLUS RunAmoc Giveaway!

    Posted on April 28, 2015 by Elf Martin

    Did you know April is National Foot Health Awareness Month? What better way for us to celebrate than by helping you make your feet happy?

    With the weather warming and springtime blooming, more people are going outside and getting active. It’s a great time to be mindful of your feet, which... [click title to read more]

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  • Bunion Treatment Without Surgery - It May be Easier Than You Think

    Posted on February 17, 2015 by Elf Martin

    Do you suffer from bunion pain? Have you been told that surgery was your only option for relief? If so, then we may have some good news for you: a podiatrist in Portland believes gentler, simpler options may be available.
    Dr. Ray McClanahan is a leader in conservative foot care treatments and... [click title to read more]

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