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Rock and pop stars love to engage in creative activities outside of the usual music-making, and it’s always good for their reputation when they throw in a bit of charity work – so it makes sense that an army of musicians have gotten involved in a very clever initiative called In Their Shoes.

Basically, various artists have been provided with a pair of plain white Converse sneakers and set of Sharpie fabric markers, to decorate the shoes any which way they see fit. The resulting designs will be auctioned off at the end of October via eBay, with all proceeds going to the National Breast Cancer Foundation or a charity of the artist’s choice.

So who’s been busy decorating Converses? How’s this for an impressive list:

Architecture In Helsinki – Atlas Genius – Billy Bragg – Birdy – The Black Keys – Bloods – Bobby Fox – Bon Iver – Bruno Mars – Busby Marou –  Charli XCX – Christina Perri – Cold Chisel – Dannii Minogue – Django Django – Eagle And The Worm – Ed Sheeran – Eliza Doolittle – FIDLAR – Flux Pavilion – Frightened Rabbit – Fun – Gabrielle Aplin – Gorgon City – Grouplove – Illy – James Blunt – Jason Derulo – Jason Mraz – Jay & Silent Bob – Jeff The Brotherhood – Jim Ward – Josh Ritter – Katie Melua – Kimbra – Lewis Watson – Linkin Park – Lisa Mitchell – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis –  The Medics – Michael Bublé – Moby – Mutemath – Nada Surf – The National – New Order – Nuggets Inspired – Outasight – Owl Eyes – Paramore – Passenger – Periphery – Plan B – Pond – Portugal. The Man – Professor Green – Punch Brothers – Red Hot Chili Peppers – Rudimental – Sam & The Womp – Santigold – Sarah Murdoch – Simone Felice – Simple Plan – Skrillex – Stereophonics – Surfer Blood – Swift Kid – Tame Impala – Tegan & Sara – Trey Songz – Wavves – The Wombats – You Am I – Zac Brown Band.

As you can see there’s going to be plenty of pairs of unique shoes to choose from so get set to start your bidding from October 24 to 29.