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Bucketfeet Has Sole; Rallies Global Artists for Community Building

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Bucketfeet is a brand-spankin' new Chicago-based shoe company that sells limited edition canvas slip-ons printed with designs created by artists from around the world. The company’s goal is to help consumers become involved in the community of their choice by contributing a portion of each sale to one of three innovative, children-focused, non-profit partners.

Operating by the motto of “Buy a shoe, build a community”, the founders of Bucketfeet, Aaron Firestein and Raaja Nemani aim to raise funds and awareness for children’s charities around the world while selling wearable art shoes created by creative artists around the world. In keeping with the ideas of sustainability and keeping retail costs affordable, Bucketfeet is only being sold online from their Chicago headquarters.

With an evergrowing roster of artists, some of the global trend-setting designers Bucketfeet is hosting right now are Bruno “Big” Carneiro and Leandro “Tick” Rodrigues from Brazil, Cece “OC2N” Nobre from Thailand, Chris “Opek” Mewhort from Canada, Catherine Thompson from Portland and (among many others) our favorite Jesse “Dense 83” Greene from right here in Chi Town.

The partners are The Metropolitan Area Group For Igniting Civilization (aka) MAGIC, which prides itself as world-class stringed instrument program for kids in the Woodlawn community in the South Side of Chicago. is another who devotes financial resources to help build more safe soccer fields around the world and the final organization is Children Mending Hearts which provides resources to arts programs and workshops for homeless children.
· Bucketfeet [Official Site]