"I told them, 'I don't know if you guys know, but we made the top 50.' And they're like, 'oh my goodness.' It was pretty cool."

"It didn't really sink in at first 'cause I was like... What," said Helmers.

"We didn't think we'd get as far as we did," said Scherr.

But they did. And they can go farther.

"Right now we're relying on online votes," said Johnson.

And they'll get those votes if enough people feel the G-E-T art students have put their best foot forward.

"Ours are good," said Johnson. "Our shoes deserve it. And our kids deserve it."