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  • Soft Star Shoes Nominated for American Made Award - We Need Your Vote!

    Posted on August 29, 2013 by Elf Martin

    Updated 9/13/13: Voting for the awards has been extended! You can now vote through September 22, 2013.
    It's time for the second annual Martha Stewart American Made Awards, and Soft Star is in the running!

    The audience-choice awards were created to recognize domestic crafters, makers and small business owners. Nominees are spread... [click title to read more]


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  • Royal Shoes for the New Prince

    Posted on July 23, 2013 by Elf Martin

    Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge! We were very excited today to hear about the arrival of their new prince.
    In the spirit of international solidarity, we made a special pair of baby shoes for the royal family. Thanks to Elf Keoni's wicked sewing skills, we were able to... [click title to read more]


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  • Moccasin Man makes appearance in National Geographic Article

    Posted on June 21, 2011 by Soft Star Elves

    Donald Buraglio is a busy guy.  In between running ultras, writing columns and analyzing the latest minimal footwear (ours included), he took National Geographic writer Stuart Thorton on a tour of his Caramel Valley trails to discuss his passion for endurance running.  Happily for us, Donald was sporting the latest pair of Moc3 prototypes.  Thorton... [click title to read more]


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  • Soft Star Featured in Barefoot Running Book

    Posted on March 31, 2011 by Soft Star Elves

    We were tickled this week to learn we are featured in Michael Sandler's top selling book: Barefoot Running: How to Run Light and Free by Getting in Touch with the Earth. Michael and co-author Jessica Lee were kind enough to send the Elves our very own autographed copy - very... [click title to read more]


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  • Local Roots - Global Reach: NPR Radio Feature

    Posted on February 15, 2011 by Soft Star Elves

    We were tickled to have NPR journalist Laura McClandlish stop by our shop to write a radio feature on Soft Star Shoes. The story was part of an Oregon KLCC radio series on "Jobs and Economy". You can click here to read the feature. There is also a nice... [click title to read more]


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  • Coming Soon - Barefoot Running for Beginners

    Posted on January 28, 2011 by Soft Star Elves

    Due out next week is a new book by Dr. Craig Richards and Thomas Hollowell which covers the rationale and techniques for both barefoot running and running with minimal footwear.
    We were excited to learn that Soft Star RunAmocs are included in their reviews of minimal footwear and given 10... [click title to read more]


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  • Contra Relógio Reviews the RunAmoc

    Posted on November 18, 2010 by Soft Star Elves

    The Brazilian based running magazine, Contra Relogic, did a review of minimal running shoes including the RunAmoc LITE. Luckily Elf Val comes from Brazil so could translate the Portuguese for us! According to Val, the feedback was very positive and once the reviewer got over how the shoes look (he... [click title to read more]


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