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  • Introducing Soft Star Resale - Buy and Sell Loved Shoes!

    Posted on September 19, 2013 by Elf Martin

    What do you do with your old shoes?

    It isn't uncommon for a child to outgrow a pair of moccasins, or for an adult to retire a comfortable pair of RunAmocs in favor of a new color combination. But what if those old shoes still have a lot of life left... [click title to read more]


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  • Kids Learning to Tie Laces with Moccasins? No Problem!

    Posted on September 17, 2013 by Elf Martin

    Back-to-school season is a busy time at the Soft Star workshop. The elves work around the clock to make sure all the new school shoes are delivered on time, and our soft-soled moccasins are definitely in high demand.
    We're proud that so many schools encourage children to wear our moccasins, and... [click title to read more]


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  • Running 200 Miles Barefoot: BRS Tackles Hood to Coast Relay

    Posted on September 11, 2013 by Elf Martin

    Congrats to our local Oregon chapter of the Barefoot Runners Society for successfully finishing this year's Hood to Coast relay!
    The race, now in it's 31st year, stretches 199 miles from Oregon's Mt. Hood to the coastal town of Seaside, making it the longest relay race in the world. Although the... [click title to read more]


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  • Enter the Soft Star Shoes Back-to-School Sweepstakes!

    Posted on September 5, 2013 by Elf Martin

    This year, the elves are excited to be hosting a special sweepstakes for the back-to-school season! Anyone can enter, and we'll give the winner a year's supply of Soft Star shoes, plus a donation of $300 to your school of choice*. We want to keep your feet healthy and help... [click title to read more]


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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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  • Barefoot Guru Michael Sandler Finds Meaning in Tragedy... Again

    Posted on August 27, 2013 by Elf Martin

    Michael Sandler and Jessica Lee

    Earlier this year, our old friend Michael Sandler stopped by our workshop to give a presentation on the benefits of walking barefoot. At the time, the barefoot guru was on tour promoting his second book, appropriately titled Barefoot Walking.
    A few weeks later, we were saddened... [click title to read more]


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  • Cork is Here to Stay!

    Posted on August 23, 2013 by Elf Martin

    A few months ago, we introduced a special cork fabric for certain design-your-own shoes. The stylish material, lined with gold-speckled cork, worked well for the side panels of our Dash RunAmocs and for flower appliques on our youth and adult Merry Janes. We originally offered the cork option as a... [click title to read more]


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