It started with 30 students from 16 nations. Now down to eight finalists, it’s up to you to select the winner of this year’s World Sneaker Championship.
The World Sneaker Championship is aimed to give aspiring young footwear designers a chance to show off their skills, with the chance to have their final designs sold at retail. Students created designs for these categories and sponsoring brands: Nike (Women's Sportswear); Under Armour (Basketball); JORDAN (Training); Adidas (Running); PONY (Heritage); New Brand (Value); Android Homme (Designer); and UNDFTD (Collector).
The final designs were presented to footwear industry design professionals at the PENSOLE Footwear Design Academy in Portland, Ore., and online in front of a panel of judges.
The eight finalists will present their designs at North America’s largest footwear trade show, FN Platform, in Las Vegas. After voting concludes on SI.com, the overall winning design will be announced Wednesday at FN Platform.
You can vote for a winner below, and click here to learn more about the students behind the designs.