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Bucketfeet, “The Most Comfortable Shoes” opening in Shaw “early July”

by Prince Of Petworth June 24, 2016 at 11:15 am 11 Comments

8th and Florida Ave, NW

Bucketfeet’s website says:

“Discover the ultimate expression of your individuality. Since every piece of fabric is crafted by hand by local artisans in India, every shoe is truly one-of-a-kind. We’ve selected the ultimate examples of natural materials woven and printed using traditional techniques passed down through generations to transport you to another place, and a simpler time.

The Most Comfortable Shoes

We’ve spent thousands of hours developing the fit and finding the very best materials to make shoes that you’ll never want to take off.

Limited-Edition Footwear

Every limited-edition shoe is designed by a different artist. Normally this would cost you over $300, our shoes are almost always less than $100.”


  • jaybird

    Wow. Not my style at all.

    • annbanan

      I think they’re cute! But they are really expensive considering they are basically just Vans with different designs.

  • DCDuchess

    These don’t look like the “most comfortable shoes”, with no arch support insole, and only small padding at heel.
    But very cute fabrics. Can anyone shed some light on these?

    • CW

      Never heard of them, but at least their insoles are apparently removable (according to their website) so you can put in an orthotic for arch support.

    • alpinepaq

      Designs are fun (if that’s your style) but the shoes are not terribly well made. Mine fell apart after 3 months of moderate use.

  • Linc Park SE

    Local Artisans! (in India) – part of the DC youth Summer work program?

  • blue peter

    boring – limited edition shoes that would normally cost $300 for (almost always) under $100…uhm, aren’t these canvas sneakers with vulcanized rubber soles…aka $50 vans??? when does Aesop finally open so I can spend $100 on skin care products that would normally cost under $20???

  • shawsomesauce

    I have the bucket feet with the gold pineapple design and I love them. I fly a lot so I like having a pair of shoes I can slip on and off easily that will also keep my toes warm on cold airplanes. I wear them with jeans and sundresses. They have slightly more support than a pair of Chucks or Sperry’s (which would be my other ‘go tos’ for this type of scenario). The designs come from all over the world (mine were made by a guy in Colombia).

    I feel like I just wrote a yelp review.

  • Rog

    I am getting Pineapple chambray slipons on DAY 1.

  • Blithe

    Has Emilie seen the rhino run shoes?

  • Hill Denizen

    I literally went to the page thinking, “please don’t look like Toms. Please don’t look like Toms. Please don’t look like Toms.” I was pleasantly surprised. Not totally my style, but they seem fun and interesting, and not obscenely expensive. Definitely take something like this over something like Kit + Ace or that post-apocalyptic apothecary looking place.


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