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  • Reinventing the Hammer: OSU Students Bring Their Skills to Soft Star

    Posted on March 26, 2013 by Elf Martin

    Elf Erica (or as I like to call her, Elfrica) has the most physically demanding job at Soft Star. As our expert barger, it's her job to make Vibram soles stick to the bottom of our RunAmocs. While this involves a lot of gluing and trimming, it also requires a... [click title to read more]


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  • An Olympic Thank You! Help Missy Franklin Swim for MS

    Posted on March 22, 2013 by Elf Martin

    As some of our readers may recall, we made a special pair of shoes for Missy Franklin after the Olympics ended last summer. The swimmer and four-time gold medalist said in an interview that she had trouble finding shoes to fit her size 13 feet. Upon hearing this, our seamstresses... [click title to read more]


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  • The Mighty Arch, Part 2: Strengthen Your Arches to Treat and Prevent Foot Pain

    Posted on March 19, 2013 by Elf Martin

    The arches of the Roman Aqueducts are so strong they're still standing after nearly 2,000 years.
    In Part 1 of our blog post about arches, we discussed the idea that arch supports in shoes may actually weaken the natural arches in your feet. In this follow-up post, we'll provide you with... [click title to read more]


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  • Running Green: Soft Star Shoes at the Portland Shamrock Run

    Posted on March 14, 2013 by Elf Martin

    We're very excited to announce that Soft Star will have an exhibition booth at the Portland Shamrock Run Fitness Fair this weekend! For anyone in the Portland, Oregon area, this is a great opportunity to try on our shoes and ask questions about how we make them. We'll have a... [click title to read more]


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  • Winter Playday at the Soft Star Workshop

    Posted on March 7, 2013 by Elf Martin

    It's play time again!
    Twice a year, the Soft Star elves set aside an afternoon for a playday. This is an day in which we stop working and are encouraged to engage in a creative project of our choice. We're allowed to use the equipment and materials at Soft Star and... [click title to read more]


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  • The Mighty Arch, Part 1: A Natural Cure for Plantar Fasciitis?

    Posted on March 4, 2013 by Elf Martin

    Be sure to check out the second part of this series: The Mighty Arch, Part 2: Strengthen Your Arches to Treat and Prevent Foot Pain

    I consider myself to be very lucky.
    I began working at Soft Star right around the time I developed a sharp and persistent pain the arch of... [click title to read more]


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  • Heading to Copper Canyon: Interview with Tom Norwood from Luna Sandals

    Posted on February 26, 2013 by Elf Martin

    At a conference earlier this year, Soft Star owner Tricia Salcido had the pleasure to meet Tom Norwood, ultra runner and "Sales Monkey" for Luna Sandals. She was excited to hear that he registered to run in the 50-mile Ultramarathon Caballo Blanco in the Copper Canyons of Chihuahua, Mexico this... [click title to read more]


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