• New Year, New Shop, New Look

    Posted on January 19, 2017 by Elf Martin

     
    Changes are afoot at the Softstar workshop!
    If you follow us regularly then you know we spent most of 2016 renovating a historic building to be the new home of Softstar Shoes (originally a roller skating rink from 1950 that shut down many years ago). As much as we loved our... [click title to read more]


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  • 2016 Remembered

    Posted on December 29, 2016 by Elf Martin

    As December comes to a close, we find ourselves reminiscing about everything that happened this year. Between the exciting summer Olympics, a long election season and bittersweet farewells to some of our favorite celebrities, 2016 is certainly a year to remember. Don't even get me started on my hometown Chicago... [click title to read more]


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  • GoPro Go Play GIVEAWAY: Win a GoPro and $500 in Softstar Shoes!

    Posted on December 29, 2016 by Elf Jana

    Had your fill of cookies, carols, and couch-surfing with the relatives? Ready to tackle those New Year's wellness resolutions, but not sure how to start? Getting active after the holidays is great, but you don't need to shell out for a gym membership when you've got the whole big, wide world... [click title to read more]


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  • Resilience: A Functional Movement Expert on Staying Stronger, Longer

    Posted on December 28, 2016 by Elf Jana

    Softstar is proud to feature this guest essay by Jennifer Gwirtz, Mind/Body Professional, Facilitator and Teacher (Pilates, GYROKINESIS®, performance and therapeutic movement). Over her 15+ years of experience, Jennifer has delighted in exploring the relationship between mental and physical balance, particularly at the origin of stability: the foot. 
    Understanding Resilience: Follow the... [click title to read more]


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  • New Workshop Update: Elves Rock Out in the New Space

    Posted on December 19, 2016 by Elf Martin

    It's the end of the year, holidays are fast approaching and our new workshop is sooooo close to completion! Utilities are up and running, the new showroom is ready to greet customers and our fancy green slide is mounted in place. We're all ready to move, but we're waiting for our... [click title to read more]


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  • Natural Learning Pt 2: Katy Bowman Shares Her Family's Outdoor School Experiences

    Posted on November 21, 2016 by Elf Jana

    In our previous "Natural Learning" post, we explored the rise of outdoor schools, or "forest kindergartens," across America (and their origins abroad). Even after all that research, we still had some questions about what it's really like to opt into this alternative learning setting. We asked Soft Star's good friend and natural... [click title to read more]


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  • Celebrating Movement with Katy Bowman

    Posted on November 9, 2016 by Elf Martin

    If you're not already familiar with Katy Bowman then I highly recommend looking her up--especially if you crave a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle. The renowned biomechanist has published several books on natural movement and human development, and her research has been a big inspiration for our shoe designers at Softstar. We've... [click title to read more]


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