In the Workshop

The happenings in the Soft Star workshop.

  • New Year, New Shop, New Look

    Posted on January 19, 2017 by Elf Martin

     
    Changes are afoot at the Softstar workshop!
    If you follow us regularly then you know we spent most of 2016 renovating a historic building to be the new home of Softstar Shoes (originally a roller skating rink from 1950 that shut down many years ago). As much as we loved our... [click title to read more]


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  • 2016 Remembered

    Posted on December 29, 2016 by Elf Martin

    As December comes to a close, we find ourselves reminiscing about everything that happened this year. Between the exciting summer Olympics, a long election season and bittersweet farewells to some of our favorite celebrities, 2016 is certainly a year to remember. Don't even get me started on my hometown Chicago... [click title to read more]


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  • New Workshop Update: Elves Rock Out in the New Space

    Posted on December 19, 2016 by Elf Martin

    It's the end of the year, holidays are fast approaching and our new workshop is sooooo close to completion! Utilities are up and running, the new showroom is ready to greet customers and our fancy green slide is mounted in place. We're all ready to move, but we're waiting for our... [click title to read more]


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  • What's Up with That Giant Green Corkscrew? New Workshop Update - October 2016

    Posted on October 19, 2016 by Elf Martin

    On a chilly Oregon morning last week, moments after we opened up the shop, we received an urgent phone call. A long-awaited delivery truck had just arrived at the new workshop location and several hands were needed immediately to unload its contents. All non-essential elves rose to the challenge, left their sewing machines... [click title to read more]


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  • Progress Update on New Soft Star Workshop - August 2016

    Posted on August 25, 2016 by Elf Martin

    We're happy to announce that construction on the new Soft Star workshop is right on schedule!
    Last weekend, owners Tricia and Larkin hosted the first annual Soft Star staff picnic at Mary's River Park, located only a couple blocks from the new shop in Philomath, Oregon (about 6 miles west of... [click title to read more]


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  • Our Newest Kid Shoe is Now Available! Friends, Meet Merry Jane

    Posted on August 15, 2016 by Elf Jana

    The wait is finally over! Bring home a pair of these beautiful and functional shoes, guaranteed to make children and parents so very "merry" :)

     
    Our shoe designers have been hard at work on the perfect design for a mary jane style shoe for little feet. After much R&D with the... [click title to read more]


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  • Spring 2016 Playday at the Soft Star Workshop

    Posted on June 14, 2016 by Elf Martin

     
    It's that time again! Once or twice a year, we set aside a day to pause our serious work and let our staff delve into the creative projects of their choosing. The projects don't have be related to shoes in any way (though often they are, just because that's what we like) and... [click title to read more]


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