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Stacking Your Goals with Daily Movement in Mind
Stacking Your Goals with Daily Movement in Mind
Bunion Treatment Without Surgery - It May be Easier Than You Think
Bunion Treatment Without Surgery - It May be Easier Than You Think
Why Do Shoes Smell, and What Can You Do About It?
Why Do Shoes Smell, and What Can You Do About It?

Recent Posts

  1. “They’re Like a Second Skin” - A Softstar Moccasin Testimonial, Four Years Later

    “They’re Like a Second Skin” - A Softstar Moccasin Testimonial, Four Years Later

    Have you ever had that one special item of clothing or pair of shoes you felt like you couldn’t live without? A well-worn sweatshirt, perhaps, that fits perfectly and represents the ultimate in comfort for you? For Amanda, a friend of mine and fellow Softstar devotee, her handmade leather Roo moccasins are just such a treasure. Amanda is a freelance...
  2. Quilt County Lands at Softstar

    Quilt County Lands at Softstar

    Local visitors to our shop over the next few weeks will get a special treat... QUILTS! Every two years, the Mary's River Quilt Guild descends upon our local Benton County with diverse exhibits to honor the art and craft of quilt-making. Several cultural agencies, churches, storefronts and art galleries are donating their wall space to present quilts of different themes as...
  3. Back to School GIVEAWAY: Win $500 for Your School!

    Back to School GIVEAWAY: Win $500 for Your School!

    While we're not quite ready for summer to be over, school season is definitely here. The local showroom at our workshop is filling up with parents searching for that elusive perfect fit of classroom shoes (enough growing room to last until spring, but not too big to trip while running). The beginning of the school year can be an exciting...
  4. These Shoes Are Killing Me! (Repost from Freakonomics)

    These Shoes Are Killing Me! (Repost from Freakonomics)

    We were thrilled this week to come across a recent podcast by Freakonomics that pretty much nailed our philosophy on footwear. The episode explores the history of shoes and how they evolved into modern foot casings with heavy padding, tight toe boxes and motion control technology. It also asks how these modern features affect the ways our feet operate, and...
  5. Softstar Gears Up with Philomath Community for Epic Solar Eclipse

    Softstar Gears Up with Philomath Community for Epic Solar Eclipse

    For many moons our community has been lit up with anticipation for this month’s historic total solar eclipse, and it’s almost here! Softstar headquarters and our surrounding community of Philomath, Oregon, are lucky enough to be right in the coveted path of totality. This means that on the morning of August 21 we will get to experience more than a...
  6. What Causes Foot Calluses and Corns? Tips for Prevention and Treatment

    What Causes Foot Calluses and Corns? Tips for Prevention and Treatment

    We’ve all dealt with pesky patches of thick skin on our feet--but what causes them to form? And what are they actually made of? Calluses and corns on the feet are caused over time by repeated friction on one area of the skin. This friction and pressure causes the outer layer of skin to die in this location, and then...
  7. Comfortable Summer Shoes to Suit Your Style

    Comfortable Summer Shoes to Suit Your Style

    Summer is finally here! And that means we have visions of gorgeous hikes, bountiful farmers markets, breezy beach days, relaxing vacations and warm strolls dancing in our heads. Whatever sunny adventures lie ahead for you this year, one thing is for certain: you’ll need some comfortable summer shoes to take you where you want to go! At Softstar, comfort has...

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