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From velvet slippers to beautifully made leather sneakers, Matthew Chevallard and his Miami-based Del Toro shoe imprint run the swanky menswear shoe game. How did he ascend to this glorious, multi-colored thrown? Simple: A lot of hard work, and the young man from Italy has an eye for art.

So, who better to ask for his Top 10 Artists of 2013 than the man who’s brought art to shoes — sometimes literally. Below are Mister Chevelard’s picks of painters, sculptors, and installation-ists who all blew his mind this year. Check it out, then check out his shoes on Del Toro’s website.

1. Wes Lang

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You know, the Los Angeleno who designed the Yeezus Tour merchandise.

2. Typoe

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The Miami-ite who forced a skull into bulimia, for art.

3. Johnny Robles

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The painter who’s bringing color back to your shoes, and womens’ butts.

4. Michael Vasquez

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The Floridian who brings fine arts to the streets, or the streets to fine art. One of those.

5. Retna

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Yeah, the guy who created modern hieroglyphics.

6. Daniel Arsham

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The Miami/NYC sculptor who likes making futuristic relics and wrapping things in walls.

7. Lucien Smith

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The New Yorker who’s art never takes the same form twice (and who loves brooms).

8. Alec Monopoly

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The graffiti writer who loves two things: satire and the Monopoly Man.

9. Haculla

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The old-school, grunge graffiti artist.

10. Stash

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Yeah, the graffiti legend.

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Matthew Chevelard of Del Toro Shoes Picks His Top 10 Artists of 2013