Check Out This DC-Themed Sneaker by Bucketfeet and No Kings Collective

Check Out This DC-Themed Sneaker by Bucketfeet and No Kings Collective
Bucketfeet. Photograph by Joy Asico.

When Bucketfeet arrived in Shaw in July, it came with the promise of partnering with a local artist to produce a new custom print. The Chicago-based brand operates by sourcing prints and patterns for their sneakers from artists around the globe, and since they made DC their third brick-and-mortar location, it makes sense that they’d add a Washington artist’s design to the mix.

The brand first partnered with DC-area community artist MasPaz when designing their store, incorporating one of his custom murals. Now, Bucketfeet is working with No Kings Collective creative agency founders Brandon Hill and Peter Chang on a brand-new shoe print.

“They’re doing big things here and have such an infectious enthusiasm for their city. We’re thrilled to be on this journey together,” said Bucketfeet co-founder Raaja Nemani of the pair in a press release.

Illustration courtesy Bucketfeet.
Illustration courtesy Bucketfeet.

The slip-on shoe—called “7s”—is slated to be released in December, but only 240 pairs will be made. They will be printed with icons of the DC flag’s stripes, chicken wings with mumbo sauce, and the Washington Monument, while No Kings Collective’s motto “Hustle Hard” is printed inside the shoe. The shoes will sell for $65, and they’ll be available both on Bucketfeet’s website and in the Shaw storefront, located at 1924 8th St., NW.

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Caroline Cunningham joined Washingtonian in 2014 after moving to the DC area from Cincinnati, where she interned and freelanced for Cincinnati Magazine and worked in content marketing. She currently resides in College Park.