Tag Archives: shoemaker and the elves

  • "I'm Glad I Stepped in Dog Poo"

    Posted on September 24, 2011 by Guest Post

    At Soft Star Shoes, we are constantly testing our shoes to give our customers the best product that we can. We use and test our products and strive for authenticity.
    Several of our elves have been wearing prototypes of our adult Mary Jane throughout the summer in preparation for the December... [click title to read more]

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  • Back to School Busy!

    Posted on September 2, 2011 by C.Elf.O Tricia

    With back to school just around the corner, the elves have been busy this week fulfilling orders. This past Monday was the busiest Monday we've had in a year! The elves are still recovering from this hectic time. Above is a photo of all the shoes that were sent out... [click title to read more]

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  • It's a Bird! It's a Plane! It's...a Hydraulic Clicker?

    Posted on August 17, 2011 by C.Elf.O Tricia

    The elves in the workshop were busy last weekend with the annual maintenance of our hydraulic clicker, which we use to cut out all the materials for our shoes. We recently discovered an oil leak under the clicker and had to lift the machine (all one tons of it!!) to... [click title to read more]

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  • Soft Star Workshop Tour with RunBare Founders Michael Sandler and Jessica Lee!

    Posted on July 24, 2011 by Guest Post

    Elf Tim, Jessica, Michael and their dog Sawa
    Earlier this week a couple of elves traveled down to Eugene, Oregon, for a barefoot running workshop hosted by co-author of Barefoot Running Michael Sandler. One thing the elves took away from the workshop was the importance of keeping your toes active, which helps... [click title to read more]

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  • Traveling in Soft Star Shoes

    Posted on July 7, 2011 by Guest Post

    The summer season is finally here! So far this summer our workshop has been busy with the release of the RunAmoc Dash and the Moc3. The warmer months usually mean packing up the family and taking a vacation, even our hardworking elves have to sneak off for some vacation time.
    Elf Larkin... [click title to read more]

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  • Local children crafting moccasins

    Posted on June 8, 2011 by Guest Post

    A local homeschooling group of children stopped by the shop today to show us the moccasins they have been working on in sewing class over the past few weeks.
    Check out the beading and fringe work - hard work even with tiny fingers!

    The children started their journey a few months back with a tour of the... [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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