Bucketfeet is the Best

Casual Friday · Office Appropriate Outfits - Summer

Last night I attended a preview opening of the new Bucketfeet store in the Bucktown neighborhood of Chicago. Bucktown is known as a hipsterish haven and, as an owner of an original pair of Bucktfeet shoes, I was totally a fan before they were popular. Which makes me hipster, right?

And, yes, I was totally that person who wore the shirt of the band they were going to see. Except in this case it was the shoes to the store I was going to visit.

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Dress – Le Tote (same) | Shoes – Bucketfeet | Necklace – NY & Co (similar)

bucketfeet-1Bucketful believes art is for everyone so they work with artists to design the art that goes onto the shoes they sell. Their latest Chicago store front (only the third in the world!) has an art studio in the back and a spot where you can create your own shoe design and upload it so their head of design can review it. If he likes it you can bet you’ll see it on shoes on their website and in their stores.

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I totally brought home those lavender shoes c/o Bucketfeet. I lurve them.

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I learned a lot about the Bucketfeet history, though. While drinking a cocktail created by Chop Shop I met the Bucketfeet founder and the head art director/co-founder. Turns out the head art director drew on a plain pair of canvas shoes that the eventual founder wore all around the world and got tons of compliments and questions about. When he got back to Chicago he decided to start a shoe company that would give artists another place to share their art. Bucketfeet’s slogan is Art is for Everyone and their Bucktown location aims to embody that philosophy with not only shoes but a whole host of coloring books and other art-related stuff for sale.

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To be honest, I wear my original Bucketfeet all the time in the summer and I wore them with this dress before I even got the invite to their store opening! Kismet, right? Everyone who works for Bucketfeet was so excited to see my “OG” shoes.

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I also learned that Bucketfeet shoes are machine washable which is good because my teal pair need to be washed something fierce.

Cleary, since I spent my own money on a pair of Bucketfeet, I recommend them as a nice casual shoe that is a compromise between a sandal and a running shoe. And since patterned casual sneakers are very on-trend this year I definitely think you should invest in a pair if you need something to fill that gap in your shoe wardrobe. My husband thinks I’m adorable when I talk about shoes with such enthusiasm but, look, I love shoes. And I love my Bucketfeet. And I’m excited to have another pair to wear this summer!

 

 

 

10 replies on “Bucketfeet is the Best

    1. Erin @ Loop Looks Post author

      This particular location is also doing some unique events as well. They want it to be a community space, not just a store.

      Their official grand opening is tonight, but they have other stuff happening in June and July.

      Thursday, June 25th at 7pm: Arts & Crafts
      Wednesday, July 8th at 6pm: Startup Talk with Co-Founder Raaja Nemani
      Saturday, July 11th at 1pm: Design Your Own BucketFeet
      Saturday, July 18th at 2pm: Instameet – #BucketFeetMeet
      Tuesday, July 21st at 6pm: Seminar: The History of Graffiti

  1. Bethany @ Accidental Intentions

    This is so cool! I’ve heard of Bucketfeet, but I really didn’t know anything about the company at all (based on the name/design, I figured it was a TOMS sort of thing). I love this concept (and those lavender shoes omg). How AWESOME would it be to see your design on shoes?! So, so, so cool.

    1. Erin @ Loop Looks Post author

      This particular location is also doing some unique events as well. They want it to be a community space, not just a store.

      Their official grand opening is tonight, but they have other stuff happening in June and July.

      Thursday, June 25th at 7pm: Arts & Crafts
      Wednesday, July 8th at 6pm: Startup Talk with Co-Founder Raaja Nemani
      Saturday, July 11th at 1pm: Design Your Own BucketFeet
      Saturday, July 18th at 2pm: Instameet – #BucketFeetMeet
      Tuesday, July 21st at 6pm: Seminar: The History of Graffiti

    1. Erin @ Loop Looks Post author

      This Bucketfeet location would be right up your alley! They have a bunch of fun events coming up including their official grand opening tonight.

      Thursday, June 25th at 7pm: Arts & Crafts
      Wednesday, July 8th at 6pm: Startup Talk with Co-Founder Raaja Nemani
      Saturday, July 11th at 1pm: Design Your Own BucketFeet
      Saturday, July 18th at 2pm: Instameet – #BucketFeetMeet
      Tuesday, July 21st at 6pm: Seminar: The History of Graffiti

  2. Fra

    Hello ! I found your blog by chance and now I follow you constantly . I love your look simple but never boring . You see that your outfit does not wear them just to take pictures … congratulations and greetings from Italy …. !

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