Softstar Blog

  • What Causes Foot Calluses and Corns? Tips for Prevention and Treatment

    Posted on August 3, 2017 by Elf Shelley

    We’ve all dealt with pesky patches of thick skin on our feet--but what causes them to form? And what are they actually made of?
    Calluses and corns on the feet are caused over time by repeated friction on one area of the skin. This friction and pressure causes the outer layer... [click title to read more]


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  • Comfortable Summer Shoes to Suit Your Style

    Posted on June 30, 2017 by Elf Martin

    Summer is finally here! And that means we have visions of gorgeous hikes, bountiful farmers markets, breezy beach days, relaxing vacations and warm strolls dancing in our heads. Whatever sunny adventures lie ahead for you this year, one thing is for certain: you’ll need some comfortable summer shoes to take... [click title to read more]


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  • Softstar Named One of the Top Greenest Companies in Oregon… Again!

    Posted on June 22, 2017 by Elf Alison

    As you might know, in 2016 we at Softstar were honored to be named one of the top 10 Greenest Companies in Oregon (#10) by Oregon Business. This year, we are so excited to be included in the category AGAIN coming in 13th place for 2017! With so many amazing... [click title to read more]


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  • Elves Move Animals! Softstar's Carousel Adventure

    Posted on June 20, 2017 by Elf Martin

    The Softstar shoemaking elves are always on the lookout for opportunities to get involved with local community projects. We occasionally close the shop for part of a day to allow our staff to volunteer for causes they support. When we learned that the nearby town of Albany, Oregon needed help... [click title to read more]


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  • Adventure GIVEAWAY: Win $1,000 of Outdoor Gear from Patagonia and Softstar!

    Posted on June 15, 2017 by Elf Martin

    Summer officially starts this week, and what better way to kick it off than with a grand adventure giveaway!
    We want to help you have a memorable and active summer. That's why we're giving one lucky winner the ultimate outdoor gear prize package:
    Win a $500 gift card for Patagonia, plus a $500 gift... [click title to read more]


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  • Big News: 3 Secrets Revealed About Our NEW Shoe Style... Coming Soon!

    Posted on June 13, 2017 by Elf Shelley

    Hey Softstar fans, we have some HUGE news to share!
    Things have been abuzz around the workshop for several months now as our talented designers are hard at work on a brand new shoe style. This new style has been a long time coming, as we’ve listened carefully to the feedback... [click title to read more]


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  • The Best Travel Shoes Are Comfortable, Lightweight and Versatile

    Posted on June 6, 2017 by Elf Shelley

    The other day, I was flipping through some old photos from a vacation to France I’d taken with my best friend when I was in my early 20s. It was an unforgettable trip of visiting famous landmarks and museums, eating great food, and doing LOTS and lots of walking. I... [click title to read more]


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