We once obsessed over keeping our white Keds scuff-free. Then we worked even harder to make our Chuck Taylors look worn in. And lately we?ve logged so many miles in our Toms, there?s a legit hole in one toe.
But our new foot fetish is for Bucketfeet, a Chicago-based line of supercomfortable canvas kicks printed with graphics designed by a roster of international artists--even our own Bucktown-based talent Erin Burke, who designed these pretty pink Delta sneaks.
At $65 a pair, you get a lot of visual bang for your buck. We love the tribal pattern on the West Coast-chic Archer style by L.A. artist Archerone--we?d wear them with slim black jeans--and this poppy splatter-painted look by Miami artist Bad Panda. ??
Bucketfeet just opened its first pop-up shop (it runs through September 23 at Block 37 in the Loop). When we laced up a pair, the proprietary air bubbles in the shoes? specially molded insoles felt like a mini massage with every step--we skipped right out onto State Street in them.??
Bucketfeet at Block 37, 108 N. State St.; bucketfeet.com