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  • Helping the Homeless: RunningWorks Teaches Life Skills Through Running

    Posted on August 7, 2013 by Elf Martin

    Meredith Dolhare, founder of RunningWorks, ran the 2013 Badwater 135-mile ultramarathon to raise awareness for RunningWorks.

    Homelessness poses a challenge to every city in America. There are many programs that use shelters, soup kitchens and job placement to help people get back on their feet, but a group in Charlotte... [click title to read more]


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  • RECORD BROKEN! We Just Made our Biggest Shoe!

    Posted on August 2, 2013 by Elf Martin

    Last year, we were excited to tell you about a size 15.5 Adult Rambler that came through our production line. That shoe challenged the record for our biggest shoe, which was a size 16 moccasin many years ago. Today, both of those shoes were knocked off the chart.
    We just put... [click title to read more]


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  • Do You Have Pain in the Ball of Your Foot? How to Diagnose and Treat Capsulitis

    Posted on July 30, 2013 by Elf Martin

    When you mention foot injuries, most people think of Achilles tendonitis, stress fractures or the dreaded plantar fasciitis. While these afflictions seem to be the most popular, especially among runners, it is possible that pain in your forefoot could be the result of another common ailment: capsulitis.
    No, it isn't the... [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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  • A Photo Journey: Soft Stars Across the Globe

    Posted on July 17, 2013 by Elf Martin

    We're very grateful to all of our wonderful customers who have sent us so many photos of their Soft Stars. It's exciting to see where our shoes end up, and sometimes we're astonished to see how far they've traveled around the world.
    We'd like to share with you some of our... [click title to read more]


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  • Should You Worry If Your Child is a Toe Walker?

    Posted on July 10, 2013 by Elf Martin

    Does your child toe walk?
    Toe walking in babies and young children is very common, but prolonged toe walking often concerns parents who fear it may be symptomatic of other developmental problems. While it is recommended to refer to the advice of your doctor, a new study sheds some reassuring light on... [click title to read more]


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  • The World's Oldest Leather Shoe

    Posted on July 3, 2013 by Elf Martin

    I recently came across an article about an intriguing historical discovery. In 2008, a team of archaeologists in Armenia discovered what they say is the world's oldest know leather shoe.

    The shoe is believed to be up to 5,500 years old, which places it as early as 3600 BC, near the... [click title to read more]


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