This post is sponsored by BucketFeet.
Love shoes? Love supporting artists? Then here’s a shoe find that I know you’ll totally be into. The company is called BucketFeet and it’s an artist-designed footwear brand that is changing the way people interact with art. In fact, BucketFeet was created to connect people through art, by producing walking conversation-starters, and giving artists a platform to stand on.
So many cool options! The shoes are designed through collaborations with artists from around the world. And not just fine artists — illustrators, tattooists, painters, graffiti artists, and tons of other creators are part of the BucketFeet community. No really. The BucketFeet Artist Network includes over 10,000 artists in more than 34 countries!
When BucketFeet reached out, I loved what I saw and immediately placed an order. My shoe situation is set at the moment, so I had Ralph and Olive each choose a pair instead. It was fun to watch them narrow it down. : )
There are options that tie, slip-ons, mid-high sneakers, and flip flops as well. And they offer sizes for women, for men, and for kids, so you can outfit the whole family. BucketFeet is based in Chicago, but since we’re in California and it’s like 75 degrees on this fine February day, it’s no surprise both Olive and Ralph chose casual slip-ons — these shoes are like the California uniform. : )
Funnily enough, they both chose shoes designed by California artists as well! Ralph chose Richer Poorer Visionary, designed by Richer Poorer’s Joe Tornatzky. Olive chose a pair of Nomad Grey 2, designed by Aaron Firestein (who happens to live nearby in Berkeley!). I really love both pairs, and I think the world map that unites the shoes Olive picked out is especially clever.
BucketFeet launched a few years ago in 2011, after a chance meeting in Argentina between two strangers who were backpacking around the world. A drink, an interesting pair of hand-drawn shoes, and a conversation later, a partnership was born. I really love learning about the stories behind interesting companies. It feeds my entrepreneurial genes!
Would you like to give BucketFeet a try? Well then, today’s your lucky day. The first 20 readers who use the code DESIGNMOM25 will receive 25% off their purchase. That’s quite a nice discount! If you buy a pair, I hope you’ll let me know what design you choose. I’m so curious!