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  • He Just Won't Take Them Off!

    Posted on September 15, 2009 by C.Elf.O Tricia

    As an owner of a shoe company, I often have people taking extra long looks at my kid's shoes. I try to always have nice Soft Stars on their feet. This was a problem when Kahlil was little as he always kicked his shoes off and ran around barefoot... [click title to read more]

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  • Proverb: "The shomaker's children go barefoot"

    Posted on September 13, 2009 by C.Elf.O Tricia

    There's an old saying, "the children of the shoemaker go barefoot", meaning that the shoemaker is so busy making shoes for other people that his/her kids are neglected. This being back-to-school season, we elves have indeed been busy making classroom slippers as fast as our hands can sew. Six year... [click title to read more]

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  • Barefoot Running....errrr... Walking

    Posted on September 11, 2009 by C.Elf.O Tricia

    Soft Star has a growing contingent of barefoot runners knocking on our workshop door looking for footwear. Who are barefoot runners, you ask? Athletes who run either completely barefoot, or with some type of minimal shoe. Check out Donald's blog entry titled "The Barefoot Revolution" for a great overview (see... [click title to read more]

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  • Workshop Postcards

    Posted on August 18, 2009 by C.Elf.O Tricia

    Workshop tours are part of the daily fun at Soft Star Shoes. We try to send our guests home with mementos or (at the least) leather scraps - but now we can offer another fun option - postcards home! If a visitor would like to send a Soft Star postcard... [click title to read more]

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  • Smells and Sounds of Summer

    Posted on August 10, 2009 by LiveBare

    One of my favorite additions to the workshop shop this year are the two gorgeous pots of honeysuckle outside our front door. The littlest elves love to pull off blossoms and suck on them, and they do smell sooooo beautiful! Tivi says they smell "like summer" - plain and simple.
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  • New Neighbors - Musical Treats for Feet(s)!

    Posted on August 8, 2009 by C.Elf.O Tricia

    We have new neighbors!! Our workshop is on the upper floor of a 100 year old coffee warehouse. A fabulous music store (The Troubadour Music Center) recently moved in downstairs... so now we are treated to strains of violin, piano, flute, accordions, drums, harmonicas, guitars and even singing throughout the... [click title to read more]

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  • Color Your Own Shoes - an Experiment...

    Posted on July 6, 2009 by LiveBare


    Inspired by an idea we came across in a book, my 5yr old daughter Tivi and I decided to try our hand at creating shoes with our own personalized drawings. Armed with 18 different colored Sharpie markers, we each designed a pair. Tivi initially started thinking she would do... [click title to read more]

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