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Pensole, the Portland footwear design school, features finals of global competition
2014/8/18 11:22:39 Source: oregonlive Author:Allan Brettman 点击率:

The World Sneaker Championship, a month-long footwear design competition at Pensole Footwear Design Academy in Portland, concluded with final presentations of the students' designs. The 30 students presented their footwear designs to a panel of judges.

D'Wayne Edwards, former Nike footwear designer and founder of the Pensole design academy, speaks earlier this year to students.

This is a global competition as the students hail from 16 nations -- Africa, China, Japan, Ecuador, Mexico, Israel, Pakistan, Sweden, Brazil, Colombia, Haiti, Vietnam, Honduras, Nigeria, Philippines and the United States. Eight finalists were announced.

The championship had placed its students in eight competitive design teams, with three footwear designers and one color and materials designer in each. Over the four-week class—July 21 to August 16—each team had taken an original design idea from a concept to a finished design.

Students have created designs for these categories and sponsoring brands: Nike - Women's Sportswear; JORDAN – Training; Under Armour – Basketball; Adidas – Running; Android Homme – Designer; PONY – Heritage; UNDFTD – Collector; and New Brand – Value.

"The goal of the World Sneaker Championship is to show the world how impactful the sneaker industry is, by highlighting the top aspiring sneaker designers from around the world through the premiere sneaker brands in the industry" said D'Wayne Edwards, founder of Pensole and a former footwear designer at Nike and its subsidiary, Jordan.

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