Tag Archives: family

  • St. Nick’s Day: The Fun Tradition of Filling Shoes with Gifts

    Posted on November 21, 2017 by Elf Shelley

    As shoemakers, we love traditions and lore that center around shoes. Saint Nicholas Day is one such tradition, and it’s coming up on December 6. This holiday has evolved into many modern-day forms, but the traditional custom is to set shoes out the evening before St. Nick’s Day so they’ll... [click title to read more]

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  • 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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  • New Giveaway: Win a pair of ROCKET SHOES plus a Gustafer Yellowgold Music DVD/CD Set!

    Posted on May 20, 2014 by Elf Martin

    A few months ago, a customer sent us a photo of her son's Soft Star rocket shoes along with a child's music video. The video, appropriately titled "Rocket Shoes," told the story of a character named Gustafer Yellowgold who receives a pair of rocket shoes from his brother and uses... [click title to read more]

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  • Soft Star Says Goodbye to Elf Val

    Posted on September 30, 2011 by C.Elf.O Tricia

    Val with Wife Naomi and son Sebastian
    Everyone at Soft Star Shoes is sad to see Elf Val go. Val started working at Soft Star Shoes when the RunAmoc took off and jumped right in to barging the soles for us. Our founder Tim's oldest daughter Naomi, who also used to... [click title to read more]

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  • The Newest Little Elves

    Posted on November 16, 2010 by C.Elf.O Tricia

    October was a joyous month at Soft Star Shoes as we celebrated the birth of two new elves...
    Trish and Sal had a baby girl in mid-October, and Naomi and Val had a baby boy on Halloween. Grandpa Tim could not be more proud of his first Grand baby!
    Love this photo... [click title to read more]

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  • Welcoming Notes...

    Posted on February 16, 2010 by C.Elf.O Tricia

    Here is one heart-warming example of how wonderful it is to have integration of our work and family life. This chalkboard welcome sign was made by Elf Sherilyn's son to greet customers as they come up the stairs. We love that our children are welcome and frequent visitors in... [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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