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  • 22-Year-Old Leather Moccasins Still Looking Good!

    Posted on October 30, 2014 by Elf Martin

    Susan with her beloved Roo moccasins
    We received a pleasant surprise from a local customer this week.
    A woman walked into our workshop looking for a new pair of moccasins because the stitching on her previous pair finally gave out and left a hole by the big toe. When Soft Star co-owner... [click title to read more]


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  • Show Us Your BEST Soft Star Halloween Costume!

    Posted on October 27, 2014 by Elf Martin

    Are you or your kids wearing Soft Star shoes with a Halloween costume this year? If so, then we'd love to see it!
    If you have an Instagram account, just take a photo of a costume with Soft Star shoes and label it with the hashtag #spookysoftstar. We'll share it on... [click title to read more]


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  • Mindful Running Interview with Barefoot Guru Michael Sandler

    Posted on October 16, 2014 by Elf Martin

    If you've been following our blog over the years, then you'll know that we have a long and memorable friendship with Michael Sandler, renowned barefoot runner and bestselling author of the books Barefoot Running and Barefoot Walking, as well as the DVD release Barefoot Running, the Movie. Working alongside his... [click title to read more]


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  • Show Your Team Colors! Tim's Special OSU Beaver Football Shoes

    Posted on October 14, 2014 by Elf Martin

    It's college football season!
    Our cozy town of Corvallis, Oregon is just a small dot on most maps, but when our local Oregon State Beavers play a home football game we start to look like like a major metropolitan city. The streets become flooded with our team's orange and black colors... [click title to read more]


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  • Treatment and Removal of Plantar Warts - Kids' Foot Health

    Posted on October 9, 2014 by Tricia

    School-age kids can come home with some pretty gross stuff like body odor and head lice, but in my book none of these make my stomach twist and turn as much as plantar warts. They are ugly, persistent and hurtful little buggers. If you haven’t dealt with them before then... [click title to read more]


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  • Introducing SUPER SWATCHES for Local Soft Star Customers

    Posted on October 6, 2014 by Elf Martin

    Customer service elf Dina has been hard at work on a new project for the showroom in our Corvallis, Oregon workshop.
    As our company has grown, so has our product line and leather selection. When we were a smaller company, our leathers were divided into simply smooth or suede varieties. Now... [click title to read more]


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  • The History of Tassels—Fitting Tassels Now Available on the Soft Star Website

    Posted on October 2, 2014 by Elf Martin

    Many of our fans may recall reading about our elves learning to make tassels at one of our staff playdays. Those tassels turned out to be a very nice product and have been sold on Etsy under the brand name Fitting ever since.
    We've now decided to sell these great tassels... [click title to read more]


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