Following the World Sneaker Championship, PENSOLE has partnered with adidas for the Earn Your Stripes program. This three week design program focuses on finding and developing the next generation of adidas footwear designers. 15 creatives in the fields of footwear design, CMF and 3D digital design will work with adidas and D'Wayne Edwards as part of this one of a kind experience. These are their stories.
After weeks of hard work, which is documented here in the Pensole Diaries, and final presentations, the winners of the World Sneaker Championship have been announced. Stefan Cristobal and Lindsey Johnson took home the championship belts in the shoes and materials categories, respectively. Congrats to all the participants and a big thank you from the Nice Kicks staff to D'Wayne Edwards, Daniel Raes and the rest of the PENSOLE pack for allowing us the coverage. Keep it locked to Nice Kicks for more news regarding the PENSOLE program.
This summer, 30 young students from all the around the world have come together in Portland, Oregon, determined to change the footwear game by embarking in the PENSOLE World Sneaker Championship. Assigned to teams and representing a diverse range of brands, boutiques and major corporations across the industry, they've began their journey to design a product that's ready for retail. These are their stories.
Yesterday, the 30 PENSOLE students competing in the World Sneaker Championship gave their final presentations. With the field now narrowed down to eight finalists, you have the power to help decide who wins. While Nice Kicks has been broadcasting the PENSOLE Diaries over the course of the competition, Sports Illustrated has also been keeping up with the students. Head over to SI to vote for who wins the WSC and to learn more about the finalists.