Shoe Win

By The Editors
May 15, 2014 9:00 am

Listen, your correspondent’s got nothing against a crisp, solid-colored sneaker.

Apologies to Lawrence and Liz, Chuck is his favorite Taylor.

But there come occasions in the summer months that call for tennies with a little more flash. A little more pizzazz. A little more “holy s**t: look at that guy’s shoes.”

And for that, you need only head to the new summer pop-up from artistic sneaker collective BucketFeet, now open in SoHo.

BucketFeet’s out of Chi-town, where their goal is simple: find as many awesome artists from around the world as possible and ask them to design a killer pair of shoes.

To date that’s more than 75 artists from 21 countries. Each designs one pair. Full disclosure: some of BucketFeet’s kicks are pretty Lost in Space. But peruse their selection online and we’re guessing you’ll come across something that tickles your aesthetic fancy.

We’re partial to the ’80s-inspired laceups from Miami’s Bad Panda, the Native American-esque numbers from L.A.’s Archerone and these pastel fractals by Chicago’s Erin Burke.

Find what speaks to you. Then pair it with some bright shorts, a short-sleeved button down and a cool pair of shades.

Because there’s solid-colored, and then there’s just plain solid.

Nota bene: BucketFeet’s pop-up will also feature a slew of interactive art workshops and live-art installations over the summer – check out their Facebook to stay informed.

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