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  • Great Outdoors GIVEAWAY! Enter to Win a Camping Prize Package

    Posted on July 13, 2015 by Elf Martin

    Summer is in full swing, and for outdoor enthusiasts that means more time in the woods. We're very grateful for the beautiful Oregon landscape right outside our shoemaking workshop, which offers a wide selection of mountains, rivers, hiking trails and campsites only a stone's throw away.
    We love camping in the... [click title to read more]

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  • Biomechanist and Author Katy Bowman Visits Soft Star Shoes

    Posted on July 10, 2015 by Elf Martin

    We were honored yesterday to have a special visitor at the Soft Star workshop.
    Katy Bowman. M.S. has earned an international reputation for educating the general population on alignment and load science. She has written several books about restoring health through natural movement and the importance of healthy feet. She is... [click title to read more]

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  • 8 Benefits of Walking and Running Barefoot on Sand

    Posted on July 2, 2015 by Elf Martin

    Who wouldn't enjoy a barefoot stroll along a sandy beach? Even the thought of such a pleasurable outing will infect some people with a daydreaming sigh.
    It's no secret that going barefoot on sand has its appeal, but did you know it also has many health benefits? If you think wandering... [click title to read more]

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  • Top 10 Balance Games for Kids... of All Ages!

    Posted on June 23, 2015 by Elf Jana

    We all know that balance is important. We’re talking physical balance here, i.e. the ability to achieve such feats as walking without falling over, carrying a plate of food to the table without dropping it, or riding your bike hands-free while playing the ukulele... you know, all the critical motions... [click title to read more]

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  • Time to Play! Elves Have Fun and Get Creative at Spring 2015 Playday

    Posted on June 18, 2015 by Elf Martin

    If you follow our blog, then you'll know that once or twice a year we have an official playday at the Soft Star workshop. This is a day when we stop working and are encouraged to embark on the creative project of our choice. Soft Star owners Tricia and Larkin... [click title to read more]

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  • Snazzy New Colors for Buttercups and Ballerines

    Posted on June 16, 2015 by Elf Martin

    Question: What do pearl, graphite and kelp all have in common, aside from your kid's science fair project?
    Answer: They're the latest additions to our plonge color selection!

    Our plonge leather is the absolute softest leather we can find. It's buttery-soft texture is what makes our baby Buttercup moccasins so cozy on... [click title to read more]

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  • GIVEAWAY: Diapers, Blocks and Shoes... Oh My! Enter to Win Our New Baby Prize Package

    Posted on June 9, 2015 by Elf Martin

    This month, we have a special treat for some lucky new parents!
    Maybe it's the inspiration of baby Sage hanging out in our workshop, but we thought it was time for a giveaway to help out with the latest addition to your family. Soft Star has teamed up with two other... [click title to read more]

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