Tag Archives: minimalist

  • Got Cold Feet? Those "Killer" Shoes Could Actually Be Deadly!

    Posted on July 30, 2015 by Elf Jana

    Many of the ladies out there (myself among them) have succumbed to the misguided date-night allure of a pair of dainty, peep-toed high-heels. You’re sitting at the table, waiting for your appetizer and wondering if your dining companion has noticed how great your legs look, when suddenly your downward-drifting gaze... [click title to read more]

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  • We're Staging a Flip-Flop Intervention!

    Posted on June 1, 2015 by Elf Jana

    Our Solstice sandal brings health and style back to summer footwear

    Softstar followers know that we care deeply about sustainability. Over the course of our 30 years in business, the company has committed itself to promoting the health and well-being of the planet and all its inhabitants.
    However, there is one species... [click title to read more]

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  • A Visitor from Afar

    Posted on February 24, 2015 by Elf Martin

    We had a special guest at our workshop last week. Mikko, a long-time customer from Finland, came to visit the elves!

    Mikko's RunAmocs on one of his colder running days in Finland: -25°C (-13°F)
    Several years ago, Mikko went on a search to find natural, minimalist shoes for himself and his family... [click title to read more]

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  • Knee Arthritis? Change Your Shoes for Prevention and Treatment

    Posted on October 10, 2013 by Elf Martin

    Let's face it, arthritis is no fun for anyone. The chronic feeling of pain and stiffness in joints can be both inhibiting and frustrating in daily life. Osteoarthritis (OA) in knees can be especially distressing because it can be felt with every single step and often limit mobility. Unfortunately, the... [click title to read more]

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  • Minimalist Shoes vs. Barefoot Shoes: Is There a Difference?

    Posted on June 19, 2013 by Elf Martin

    We have an ongoing dilemma at our workshop because we're never quite sure how to describe our shoes.
    For almost three decades we've simply said we make minimal shoes for children, but the barefoot running craze of recent years has introduced a whole new world of nomenclature with terms like "barefoot... [click title to read more]

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  • The Mighty Arch, Part 2: Strengthen Your Arches to Treat and Prevent Foot Pain

    Posted on March 19, 2013 by Elf Martin

    The arches of the Roman Aqueducts are so strong they're still standing after nearly 2,000 years.
    In Part 1 of our blog post about arches, we discussed the idea that arch supports in shoes may actually weaken the natural arches in your feet. In this follow-up post, we'll provide you with... [click title to read more]

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  • Infographic: How to Choose Barefoot Shoes

    Posted on November 19, 2012 by Elf Martin

    Barefoot shoes are becoming more mainstream than ever, but there still seems to be a lot of confusion regarding which shoes allow the most natural movement. We're now excited to share our new infographic showing qualities to look for in barefoot shoes.
    Click the image for larger view, or click the... [click title to read more]

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