In the Workshop

The happenings in the Soft Star workshop.

  • Winter 2018 Playday at Softstar Workshop

    Posted on March 14, 2018 by Elf Martin

    It's time again for PLAYDAY at the Softstar workshop!
    Once or twice a year, we set aside a day to stop working on shoes and let our staff jump into any creative project of their choosing. We're allowed to use any of the tools and leather scraps in our shop, or... [click title to read more]

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  • Moving and Shoemaking with Biomechanist Katy Bowman

    Posted on March 12, 2018 by Elf Martin

    We just finished our much-anticipated movement retreat with Katy Bowman, and it was a blast!
    The biomechanist, author and founder of Nutritious Movement came to our workshop on Saturday with 30 participants from across the country. The class consisted of people from all walks of life, including physical therapists, librarians, entrepreneurs... [click title to read more]

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  • Win Every Day with Our 2018 Winter GIVEAWAY

    Posted on January 31, 2018 by Elf Martin

    The winter international competition is here, and we just can't contain our excitement!
    (Due to trademark restrictions, we can't use the "O" word.)
    We know it's not just competing athletes who strive to do their best, so we're celebrating the 16-day event with a giveaway for you! Whether you're working, parenting, studying or chasing... [click title to read more]

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  • Softstar Elves Stay Active in the Workplace

    Posted on January 30, 2018 by Elf Martin

    It’s no secret anymore: sitting is bad for you.
    Sorry, it just is. Prolonged sitting has been linked to many health issues, including muscle degeneration, neck and back pain, high cholesterol, increased fat and obesity, slower brain function, poor circulation, varicose veins, increased risk of disease (including heart disease, diabetes and... [click title to read more]

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  • Softstar Co-owner Larkin Embarks on a New Chapter

    Posted on January 23, 2018 by Elf Shelley

    Larkin Holavarri, a Softstar co-owner since 2005, is transitioning to a different role at our workshop as she pursues a new passion...

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  • A Look Back on a Bright 2017 at Softstar

    Posted on December 21, 2017 by Elf Shelley

    As the winter solstice passes us by and the brightness hangs on a bit more each day, it's the perfect time to look back on the bright spots of the year behind us. Join us in this retrospective of 2017. Phew—what a year it has been!

    Out with the Old, in... [click title to read more]

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  • Permeable Parking Lot Coming Soon

    Posted on November 10, 2017 by Elf Alison

    Over the last few months, our foreman Alan has been working extra hard around the workshop. We’re excited to announce that his most recent project has been clearing out and installing a brand new permeable parking lot! This parking lot is a very important addition to our eco-friendly workshop, and... [click title to read more]

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