BucketFeet’s mission is to connect people through art.

A different, emerging artist designs every BucketFeet shoe; in turn, BucketFeet promotes each artist, buys all artwork upfront, and pays royalties for each shoe sold of an artist's design. Because there's an artist behind every shoe, every product we sell has a story waiting to be shared with our customers. We have built a global artist network that drives both product creation and disrupts the traditional customer acquisition model.

We now have over 30,000 artists in more than 100 countries, and sell our shoes via BucketFeet.com, through direct retail (BucketFeet stores in Chicago and more cities to come), and through our leading international distribution partners in 25 countries.

Co-founders Aaron Firestein and Raaja Nemani met while traveling through South America. Their shared love of travel is integral to the BucketFeet philosophy: BucketFeet produces insanely comfortable, eye-catching shoes—colorful creations which have sparked countless conversations and logged thousands upon thousands of miles.

We aim to grant artists from all over the world the exposure they deserve, all while providing customers a way to stand out in an original pair of shoes. We believe art is for everyone.

About the team

We’re a fun, creative team, all rooted in our mission to promote a brighter world. We have monthly happy hours, creative off-sites events, and volunteer opportunities to also connect with each other and our community. As importantly, we foster an environment of open communication where no idea is too big or too small.
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Chicago, US
Size (employees)
40 (est)-4%
BucketFeet was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Chicago, US
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BucketFeet Office Locations

BucketFeet has an office in Chicago
Chicago, US (HQ)
935 W Randolph St
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BucketFeet Financials and Metrics

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Founding Date


Total Funding

$16.1 m

Latest funding size

$7.50 m

Time since last funding

3 years ago


BucketFeet's latest funding round in February 2015 was reported to be $7.5 m. In total, BucketFeet has raised $16.1 m
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