Originally an ecommerce startup, BucketFeet has since expanded to a brick-and-mortar store in Soho, selling limited-edition artist-designed socks and shoes at accessible price points. Searching for dinosaur-patterned slip-ons for your toddler? Or gold pineapple printed sneaks for yourself? Look no further! In addition, graffiti artists, tattoo illustrators, photographers and more can submit their original artwork for shoe production consideration.
After launching a successful Soho pop-up in 2013, this Chicago footwear brand has finally opened its first brick-and-mortar in Nolita—and we’re kind of stoked. The gimmick here is artwork for your feet (no, really). And although we generally consider all shoes to be masterpieces, the ones at this shop are hand-designed by a rotating set of contemporary artists—for truckloads less than a Matisse. Check out sneakers and slip-ons for women ($64–$95) and men ($68–98) by talents such as Jimmy Sheehan, JC Rivera, Meera Lee Patel and more.