Tag Archives: elves

  • Making Moccasins with Mom: A New Twist on Back to School Shoe Shopping

    Posted on September 21, 2015 by Elf Jana

    It's a familiar story. Fall is here, teachers are readying their classrooms for new faces, and families are preparing for the approaching school year. Backpacks are being stocked with freshly-sharpened pencils, folders are being personalized with bright stickers, and closets and drawers are being gutted and appraised to find the... [click title to read more]

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  • Elves Remember 2013 - Year in Review

    Posted on December 30, 2013 by Elf Martin

    It's been a busy year at the Soft Star workshop. Before we ring in the new year, we'd like to share with you the significant memories and adventures that affected our workshop and community in 2013.

    Elves Volunteer at SAGE Garden
    Last spring, we had our first Soft Star volunteer day helping... [click title to read more]

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  • Winter at the Soft Star Shoes Workshop

    Posted on December 12, 2013 by Elf Martin

    As the holidays approach, life at the Soft Star workshop adapts to the season. Winter hit us hard this year, and we're embracing all it has to offer.
    Our small town of Corvallis, Oregon rarely sees an inch of snow each year, but the past week brought us the biggest snowstorm... [click title to read more]

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  • Monkeys and Elves Unite! Soft Star Teams Up with Luna Sandals

    Posted on October 18, 2013 by Elf Martin

    For several years now, the elves at Soft Star have enjoyed a friendly, non-competitive relationship with the monkeys (their term) at Luna Sandals, which operates just north of us in Seattle, Washington. We supplied Barefoot Ted with soling materials back when he originally worked to develop his huarache product and... [click title to read more]

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  • Elves Getting Dirty! Softstar Volunteers at SAGE Community Gardens

    Posted on May 17, 2013 by Elf Martin

    Earlier this week, the elves donned their gardening clothes, closed the workshop early and headed out to beautiful Starker Arts Garden for Education (SAGE) to participate in an afternoon of volunteer work.
    SAGE is a unique community garden located in west Corvallis. The food grown there is donated to local food... [click title to read more]

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  • Olympic Shoes for Missy Franklin

    Posted on August 23, 2012 by Guest Post

    Everyone in our shop had a lot of fun following the Olympics, especially when we heard about athletes competing barefoot or wearing minimalist shoes. It was a little sad to see the games end, but we’re giving one last hurrah to Olympic fever.
    Elf Tricia recently heard an interview with Missy... [click title to read more]

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  • Happy Birthday Dash!

    Posted on June 14, 2012 by Elf Martin

    It has now been one whole year since we released our Dash RunAmoc. The elves celebrated the event by looking back at the history and evolution of the Dash model.

    Way back in the early 2010s, Soft Star released what is now known as the Original RunAmoc. At that time, nobody... [click title to read more]

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