My overall message was that shoes shouldn't be a gendered item.
(Maybe with the exception of dress shoes. But hey, if a grown man wants to wear red pumps, who's to stop him?)
The pink/red on top represent "female/feminine" colors, and the blues on the bottom represent the "male/masculine" colors. The purple surrounding the shoe is supposed to be a mix of the two colors, a gender ambiguous/all including color.
I wanted to show that this shoe isn't just for boys or just for girls.
No matter your gender identity, you should be able to wear whatever shoe you want.
(Also those are XXs with the pink and XYs with the blue. Get it?)
Done with ink and acrylic paint on chipboard.