Special Events/Holidays

  • St. Nick’s Day: The Fun Tradition of Filling Shoes with Gifts

    Posted on November 21, 2017 by Elf Shelley

    As shoemakers, we love traditions and lore that center around shoes. Saint Nicholas Day is one such tradition, and it’s coming up on December 6. This holiday has evolved into many modern-day forms, but the traditional custom is to set shoes out the evening before St. Nick’s Day so they’ll... [click title to read more]


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  • Katy Bowman Teams Up with Softstar for Movement Retreat

    Posted on October 25, 2017 by Elf Martin

    "You are how you move." ~ Katy Bowman
    If you're a regular follower of our blog, then you already know we're big fans of Katy Bowman. The renowned author and biomechanist has helped many people restore movement to their daily routines to live healthier and more fulfilling lives.
    Katy has become a... [click title to read more]


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  • WIN Hand-Tooled Leather Chukkas for Father's Day!

    Posted on June 7, 2016 by Elf Jana

    UPDATE: Congratulations to Elke from Blodgett, Oregon! She was randomly selected as the grand prize winner of this contest. Be sure you're subscribed to our email newsletter and following us on Instagram to learn about future giveaways!

     
    Amazing things happen when talented makers team up, especially when those makers hail from small... [click title to read more]


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  • Why We Pole Dance on May Day

    Posted on May 3, 2016 by Elf Jana

    Explore the "Colorful" Origins of This Ancient Spring Tradition (Photo By: Asier Sarasua Aranberri)
    We really love Mother Nature here in the Pacific Northwest, and many of us at the workshop have experienced at least one colorful, springy, May Day celebration. It’s hard not to be charmed by the adorable spectacle of happy... [click title to read more]


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  • At Softstar, EVERY Day Is Take Your Kid to Work Day!

    Posted on April 28, 2016 by Elf Sarah

    Why I Changed Careers for a Family-Friendly Workplace

    It has been five years now since I officially joined the Softstar Shoes family. Those are five years during which I have been able to bring my own family into work with me, for odd school holidays, snow days, or when they just... [click title to read more]


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  • Peep Peep! Win These Adorable Baby Chick Shoes Just in Time for Spring

    Posted on March 17, 2016 by Elf Jana

    We're giving away 3 pairs of colorful custom kids' shoes PERFECT for spring... enter below!
    Winter, your days are numbered! Chase away those cold-weather blues and welcome spring with these gorgeous and totally unique shoes for your little one. These special edition Classics in bright Peacock and Yellow leather feature an... [click title to read more]


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  • Finally, a STUNNING, Eco-Friendly Alternative to Disposal Wrapping Paper!

    Posted on November 25, 2015 by Elf Jana

    Scrap the wrapping waste with these incredible, sustainable, Japanese-inspired gift wrapping ideas!

    It's hard to think of the holiday season without calling to mind images of mysterious boxes wrapped in festive, shiny paper and bows. In fact, we don't even stop at gifts any more, wrapping front doors, framed pictures, and... [click title to read more]


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