What is This Design Competition?
INTRODUCING 2018 PENSOLE WORLD SNEAKER CHAMPIONSHIP (WSC) – POWERED BY Foot Locker
PENSOLE WORLD SNEAKER CHAMPIONSHIP (WSC) was created in 2014 as the first global sneaker design tournament to discover and develop the next great sneaker designers. Our goal is to have a global representation of aspiring sneaker designers to showcase their talent and represent their country.
There is no cost to enter or vote.
PENSOLE WORLD SNEAKER CHAMPIONSHIP is conducted online in a single elimination, all or nothing style tournament with CASH AND PRIZES to be awarded to the winner and the crown of PENSOLE WORLD SNEAKER CHAMPION. In partnership with Foot Locker, one of the largest footwear retailers, a limited quantity of the winning design will be produced and sold at select Foot Locker stores globally.
Note: All of the designs in this tournament will be branded PENSOLE
How Does it Work?
Become one or all of the following:
- Sign up to ENTER YOUR DESIGN
- Wait while we select the Top 64
- If you make it, you’re in!!
- Wait for the launch of TOP 64 bracket
- Sign up to VOTE for your favorite designs
- Guess the winner of this year tournament*
*This participation is optional. By participating, you will be entered into a sweepstake to win a pair of the winning design
Sign up to receive news about PRODUCTS from previous years winners. So you can be the first to get your hand on them. WSC products are produced in limited quantity.
WSC Success Stories
“PENSOLE is a great learning environment that will increase your personal character and professionalism.”
2017 Winner USA
DESIGNERS, IT’S FREE FOR YOU TO ENTER. Once you make the TOP 16, the tiers of physical product prizes (sponsored by WACOM) are awarded to the winners in the final five brackets. If you are the winner of 2018 World Sneaker Championship, you will have a limited edition run of your design made and sold at select Foot Locker locations. In addition you will receive $20,018 cash prize as well as product prizes from WACOM to aid in further developing your skills as a designer.
The only “cost” for a designer is “time” – Design the best sneaker that the world will vote for!!
INFLUENCERS, IT’S ALSO FREE FOR YOU TO VOTE. In this competition, you influence the direction you want the sneaker industry to grow. When the bracket of TOP 64 goes live, you start! You may vote for your own design, but don’t forget to vote for your favorites in different match-ups.
COLLECTORS, YOUR PURCHASE HELPS PROVIDE FREE EDUCATION. Proceeds from the WSC products allow us to work with up-and-coming talented designers who may not be able to afford design education. You also have an advantage over the mass public by getting news and updates regarding the production of the winning sneaker design as well as other PENSOLE products. With such a broad global audience and a limited edition put into production, these sneakers sell out within hours of release.