Softstar Blog

  • Holy Scrap!!!

    Posted on February 23, 2011 by C.Elf.O Tricia

    Ricky Nunn wins the "most efficient" and "biggest" use of scrap leather with his mosaic quilt. Made entirely from Soft Star Shoes leather scraps, the quilt measures 6 feet by 6 feet and weighs 15 lbs. Ricky made it on his home sewing machine - it took just 2... [click title to read more]


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  • The Cutest Office Assistant Ever!

    Posted on February 19, 2011 by C.Elf.O Tricia

    Ever wonder who is behind your Soft Star Shoes? Meet the youngest "elf" - Baby Olympia! Olympia spends some time each day with Mommy at the workshop - and she loves all the action. Other than having to talk to her about drooling on shoes, she has been a model... [click title to read more]


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  • Crafty Scrap! American Girl Club

    Posted on February 18, 2011 by C.Elf.O Tricia

    Lizzie and Torie, members of a local American Girl club stopped by to show us the beautiful leather pouches each girl made for their doll. The leather was from Soft Star Shoe scraps. Maybe we are looking at future elves? Great work Girls!!
    Soft Star Shoes is a family friendly company... [click title to read more]


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  • Local Roots - Global Reach: NPR Radio Feature

    Posted on February 15, 2011 by C.Elf.O Tricia

    We were tickled to have NPR journalist Laura McClandlish stop by our shop to write a radio feature on Soft Star Shoes. The story was part of an Oregon KLCC radio series on "Jobs and Economy". You can click here to read the feature. There is also a nice video... [click title to read more]


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  • New Shiny Colors!

    Posted on January 29, 2011 by C.Elf.O Tricia

    At the end of last year we came across the most amazing shiny leathers. They are buttery soft and come in great colors. We couldn't help ourselves and are now carrying all the available colors!
    Since they are so soft, they can be used on moccasins... something we couldn't offer with... [click title to read more]


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  • Josie the Dog in the Shop

    Posted on January 28, 2011 by C.Elf.O Tricia

    We have been lucky to have Josie spending time in the shop lately. Her human had to bring her to Soft Star when workers were in their house fixing broken pipes. Now that the pipes are fixed, Josie just likes to visit.
    The elves love having her in the shop... [click title to read more]


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  • Coming Soon - Barefoot Running for Beginners

    Posted on January 28, 2011 by C.Elf.O Tricia

    Due out next week is a new book by Dr. Craig Richards and Thomas Hollowell which covers the rationale and techniques for both barefoot running and running with minimal footwear.
    We were excited to learn that Soft Star RunAmocs are included in their reviews of minimal footwear and given 10... [click title to read more]


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