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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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  • 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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