Softstar Blog

  • Quilt County Lands at Softstar

    Posted on August 23, 2017 by Elf Martin

    Local visitors to our shop over the next few weeks will get a special treat... QUILTS!
    Every two years, the Mary's River Quilt Guild descends upon our local Benton County with diverse exhibits to honor the art and craft of quilt-making. Several cultural agencies, churches, storefronts and art galleries are donating their... [click title to read more]


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  • Back to School GIVEAWAY: Win $500 for Your School!

    Posted on August 15, 2017 by Elf Martin

    While we're not quite ready for summer to be over, school season is definitely here. The local showroom at our workshop is filling up with parents searching for that elusive perfect fit of classroom shoes (enough growing room to last until spring, but not too big to trip while running).
    The... [click title to read more]


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  • These Shoes Are Killing Me! (Repost from Freakonomics)

    Posted on August 14, 2017 by Elf Martin

    We were thrilled this week to come across a recent podcast by Freakonomics that pretty much nailed our philosophy on footwear.
    The episode explores the history of shoes and how they evolved into modern foot casings with heavy padding, tight toe boxes and motion control technology. It also asks how these... [click title to read more]


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  • Softstar Gears Up with Philomath Community for Epic Solar Eclipse

    Posted on August 10, 2017 by Elf Shelley

    For many moons our community has been lit up with anticipation for this month’s historic total solar eclipse, and it’s almost here! Softstar headquarters and our surrounding community of Philomath, Oregon, are lucky enough to be right in the coveted path of totality. This means that on the morning of... [click title to read more]


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  • 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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