|Step into a pair of Bucketfeet!|
Even though I love a sleek pump, a strappy wedge sandal, and a ballerina flat, sometimes, a New York City gal needs a good old fashioned comfy pair of sneakers, especially when running all over town. However, Bucketfeet shoes are nothing like old fashioned sneakers. Rather, the happy slip-ons and lace-ups are eye-catching, stylish, and designed by artists from around the world. Moreover, the bold, patterned canvas footwear is making a statement all the way from Tokyo to Manhattan.
Bucketfeet co-founders Raaja and Aaron met while living in Argentina in 2008, during which time the friends discovered that they both had a passion for art and shoes. Before Raaja left the country, Aaron designed a pair of shoes for him, and he wore those shoes across 25 countries and 6 continents. The duo combined their creative minds and officially launched the Chicago-based brand in 2011, and since then, Bucketfeet has become universal, connecting original art to people everywhere.
|Bucketfeet connects artists to people –– EVERYWHERE!|
Bucketfeet shoes appear to be cool, but there’s more to these flats than meets the eye. Each shoe comes with 100 percent cotton canvas lining for easy wear, with or without socks, while a padded collar provides extra support and comfort. The lightweight yet durable soles make for easy traveling (I’m talking miles of strutting down Broadway), and the anti-mildew insoles come complete with massage-bubble cushioning. Not only will you look good in Bucketfeet, but you’ll feel great too.
|“DOTS” by Carrie Van Hise of New York, NY|
|“DUCKIES” by Okat of Miami, FL|
|“DELTA” by Erin Burke of Chicago, IL|
|“CATARINAS” by Mariana Camberos (Meteoro) of Polotitlan, Mexico|
|“FUEGO 2” by Aaron Firestein of Berkeley, CA|
|“ARCHER” by Archeron of Los Angeles, CA|
|“PINEAPPLEADE” by Dj Lu of Bogota, Colombia|
Stand out from the crowd, and support the arts through Bucketfeet. Prices for these original artist-designed shoes range from $45 for children’s to $68 for women’s and $74 for men’s.
Art should be worn and seen, and Bucketfeet provides a means to travel with your art and make it part of you. Not only do you connect to the artist, but you connect the artist to everyone you meet when wearing a Bucketfeet design. And, every purchase gives a portion directly back to the artist. Now that’s a great thing!
Which Bucketfeet style has your name on it?
Bucketfeet SoHo will be open through July 31.
All images via Bucketfeet.