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  • GIVEAWAY: Win a Free Pair of Very Unique Merry Mocs!

    Posted on November 7, 2013 by Elf Martin

    Followers of our blog will know that we hold occasional Playdays at the Soft Star workshop. These are days when we set work aside and are encouraged to just have fun creating something new with the materials in our shop. At the end of the day we share our projects... [click title to read more]

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  • We Have a Winner for Our Halloween Costume Contest!

    Posted on November 4, 2013 by Elf Martin

    Congratulations to Angelina for winning our Halloween Costume Contest!
    It was a close call, but her photo of the Spooky Ghost in Roo moccasins received the most votes. Angelina won a $50 Soft Star gift card.

    Thanks to everyone who participated in our contest! We loved seeing all the creative costumes you... [click title to read more]

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  • Help Us Pick a New Leather Color

    Posted on October 30, 2013 by Elf Martin

    As we look ahead to the 2014 season, we've decided to add another LITE (perforated) color to our leather collection. The leather elves, however, are torn between two colors and they'd like your help with the decision.

    The colors in question are LITE Turquoise and LITE Purple. Bear in mind, this... [click title to read more]

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  • Shoe Artisans Share New Ideas at the Soft Star Workshop

    Posted on October 29, 2013 by Tricia

    Today we were visited by our friend Mike Friton and his colleague Bill Cass. Both Mike and Bill are artisans with amazing backgrounds in shoe design, costume/set design, manufacturing and textiles. Both men also have a deep passion for Made in USA business models.
    Mike is the designer of the Moc3... [click title to read more]

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  • Heartfelt Obituary for Red Dash

    Posted on October 24, 2013 by Elf Martin

    We received a bittersweet surprise this week from our friend Drew in Ashland, Oregon. Drew is an accomplished trail runner and minimalist shoe aficionado. He is also one of our favorite shoe testers, since he'll very literally give our shoes a beating and run them into the ground on his... [click title to read more]

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  • Monkeys and Elves Unite! Soft Star Teams Up with Luna Sandals

    Posted on October 18, 2013 by Elf Martin

    For several years now, the elves at Soft Star have enjoyed a friendly, non-competitive relationship with the monkeys (their term) at Luna Sandals, which operates just north of us in Seattle, Washington. We supplied Barefoot Ted with soling materials back when he originally worked to develop his huarache product and... [click title to read more]

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  • Soft Star Halloween Costume Photo Contest… and a Secret from the Elves

    Posted on October 15, 2013 by Elf Martin

    What do you get when you cross a snowman with a vampire?
    Halloween is right around the corner! This happens to be one of the elves' favorite holidays, and definitely an exciting time around our workshop. We have a lot of fun dressing up, and even more fun sitting outside the... [click title to read more]

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