- Mid-top silhouette
- Artist-designed screen print on leather
- 100% cotton lining
- Cushion & comfort bubbles
- Removable in-sole
Bucketfeet are standard widths, B for women and D for men.
If you are unsure about sizing we suggest rounding up 1/2 size on our Slip Ons and staying true to size on all other styles available.
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Kids - Youth (4-7 years)
Kids - Toddler (9 months-4 years)
About This Artist
Four years of studying art earned Jose Mertz a degree from the prestigious Maryland Institute College of Art, but he didn’t do a thing with it. At least not for the first five years. Rather than dive headfirst into a fledgling art career, Jose opted to study at a Zen monastery in New York City. “It was psychological boot camp,” he says, “Just very hardcore stuff, based off the Samurai.” Anyone who’s seen his recent art, which takes cues from both science fiction and traditional Asian drawing, can see the profound effect his spiritual journey has had on his aesthetic. “I wouldn’t say I draw inspiration from it directly, but there are parallels between my art and ancient religious iconography. I like to keep [my art] as far away from this reality as I can.” His attempts at the fantastical have been more than successful, as his mesmerizing, sometimes haunting work has been featured everywhere from the BucketFeet Tiger shoe to Art Basel, the festival that takes place in his hometown of Miami every fall. Despite his constant stream of commissions and gallery showings, Mertz would never tell you he’s “made it.” His spirituality is the engine that powers a continual need to keep evolving and refining his style. “Pride and comfort can be the enemy. A certain level of hunger is crucial to generating work.”