Buy Nice Kicks, Help Young Kids With Wearable, Charitable Art From BucketFeet

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Take the Toms Shoes sentiment, add the silhouette of your stand-by slip-on Vans, let an international crew of artists work their magic, et voila! You’ve got yourself some BucketFeet.

Aaron Feinstein started making walkable foot art back in 2007, when he was a senior at the University of Oregon. He kept the project rolling post-grad, and while volunteering in Argentina the following year, sold a pair to fellow traveler, Raaja Nemani. The two became friends and, in 2010, business partners, adding their prosocial edge to the already cool kicks. Now, a portion of the proceeds from all BucketFeet shoe sales go toward organizations helping kids reach their artistic, athletic and musical potential.

Check out the styles. Pretty funky, right? I will take the Poppin’ Bubbles, pleaseandthankyou … or maybe the Bamboo, in blue. Then again, Free Circle had me at: “The greys keep it classy while the blues keep it gangster.” Fine — one of each will do.

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Aaron and Raaja met while volunteering in South America. Could a little voluntourism change your life, too? Check out Idealist.org.