- Made-to-order, artist-designed shoes
- Durable 82% polyester, 18% cotton material blend
- Classic slip-on silhouette
- Rubber sole for dependable traction
- High-quality dye sublimation heat transfer print
- Removable in-sole; Cushion & comfort bubbles
- Machine wash cold; air dry
- Up to $10 royalty paid back to the artist
Bucketfeet are standard widths, B for women and D for men.
If you are unsure about sizing, we suggest staying true to size.
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About This Artist
Matthew Hoffman, the custodian of the You Are Beautiful Project, began with a small batch of stickers inscribed with the three words. “I landed on that phrase just because I believe that it is true no matter what,” he said of the initiative’s original inspiration. Today, “You Are Beautiful” has grown far beyond its humble beginnings into a bona fide global movement. Since 2002, Hoffman’s sold over two million stickers, designed a Bucketfeet shoe, and installed dozens of public artworks, all in the name of “You Are Beautiful.” The message, radical in its simplicity, hits a nerve for nearly everyone who encounters it. Too often, events of strife and destruction dominate our airwaves, inboxes, and conversations. The You Are Beautiful project, however briefly, cuts through the negativity, delivering a powerful reminder of the good in the world. A skilled metal and woodworker, he uses design to promote the meaning of the message and provoke thought in viewers. “People talk about how the moment touched them,"" Hoffman said. ""It can go from ‘Hey, it brightened my day and made me smile’ to ‘Hey, it just hit me at this very moment and it saved my life.'” Hoffman moved to Chicago in 2002 and says that the phrase became a source of comfort to him as he transitioned from life in a small town to that of a sprawling metropolis. ""I quickly realized it’s easy to feel lost, it’s easy to feel alone, and sometimes you can even feel like you don’t matter because there’s just so much going on,"" he told the Red Eye Chicago. With more public installations on the horizon, the You Are Beautiful movement is just getting started. A community has swelled around the project, inspired by its relentless positivity, and others have become active in slapping the stickers in unexpected places all over the world.