Boot it UP!'s Beautified Blunds on Display

September 15 to 24 and September 27 to October 5, 2008 (the Top Ten)

decorated Boot - credit Claude Miceli

For the fifth annual 'Boot it UP!' fundraiser, forty pairs of Blundstone boots were decorated by local artists and celebrities, including Nelly Furtado, Sarah Slean and CBC radio personality Kevin Sylvester.

You wouldn't believe the unique and outrageous colourful creations which emerged from these trusty black or brown workhorses! 20 boots were displayed at the Bata Shoe Museum from September 15 to 24. The boots were auctioned off at Blundstone's Boot It UP! event on September 25, and the top ten returned to the Museum from September 27 to October 5.

Blundstone's Boot It UP! raises funds for SKETCH, working arts for homeless and street-involved youth.

logo - SKETCH

CLAUDE MICELI CREATED THE PERSONAGE SHOWN AT RIGHT FOR THIS YEAR'S COMPETITION. YES, THIS SUPRISED AND SURPRISING CREATURE STARTED LIFE AS A BLUNDSTONE!

Here are just some of the footwear fantasias which were on display at the Museum from September 27 to October 5:

image of golf course boots image of origami boots
"TWO FOOT PUTT" BY GERALD SCHOENHOFF "SADAKO'S WISH" BY LISA PIERSON
image of whale boots  
"TALE OF THE WHALE" BY TAM VO