In the Workshop

The happenings in the Soft Star workshop.

  • Introducing One of a Kind Shoes - Same Day Shipping with No Design-Your-Own Fees

    Posted on November 25, 2014 by Elf Martin

    Want a special color or motif without the extra Design-Your-Own price? Now you can browse our new One of A Kind collection to see unique in-stock shoes with same-day shipping!
    The Elves have hundreds of these beautiful jewels carefully stored on our shelves. For the first time ever, you can search among... [click title to read more]


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  • More Than Meets the Eye: Tim's Handmade Transformers Shoes

    Posted on November 20, 2014 by Elf Martin

    Founder Elf Tim with grandson Sebi
    Soft Star founder Tim has a lot of fun when he makes new shoes for himself. As we've shown you before, starting your own handcrafted shoe company gives one a lot of creative liberty (have you seen his recent Oregon State football shoes?). It's also... [click title to read more]


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  • Shopping Online? Finding Your Shoe Size Just Got Faster, Easier and More Accurate!

    Posted on November 4, 2014 by Elf Martin

    As you may imagine, sizing people for shoes from a distance is one of the biggest challenges for an online shoe retailer.
    Soft Star's handcrafted business is not a wholesale model, so all of our shoes are made and sold directly from our Oregon workshop—mostly through our website. This means that... [click title to read more]


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  • 22-Year-Old Leather Moccasins Still Looking Good!

    Posted on October 30, 2014 by Elf Martin

    Susan with her beloved Roo moccasins
    We received a pleasant surprise from a local customer this week.
    A woman walked into our workshop looking for a new pair of moccasins because the stitching on her previous pair finally gave out and left a hole by the big toe. When Soft Star co-owner... [click title to read more]


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  • Show Your Team Colors! Tim's Special OSU Beaver Football Shoes

    Posted on October 14, 2014 by Elf Martin

    It's college football season!
    Our cozy town of Corvallis, Oregon is just a small dot on most maps, but when our local Oregon State Beavers play a home football game we start to look like like a major metropolitan city. The streets become flooded with our team's orange and black colors... [click title to read more]


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  • Introducing SUPER SWATCHES for Local Soft Star Customers

    Posted on October 6, 2014 by Elf Martin

    Customer service elf Dina has been hard at work on a new project for the showroom in our Corvallis, Oregon workshop.
    As our company has grown, so has our product line and leather selection. When we were a smaller company, our leathers were divided into simply smooth or suede varieties. Now... [click title to read more]


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  • The History of Tassels—Fitting Tassels Now Available on the Soft Star Website

    Posted on October 2, 2014 by Elf Martin

    Many of our fans may recall reading about our elves learning to make tassels at one of our staff playdays. Those tassels turned out to be a very nice product and have been sold on Etsy under the brand name Fitting ever since.
    We've now decided to sell these great tassels... [click title to read more]


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