Foot Locker in collaboration with PENSOLE Footwear Design Academy unveiled the winning sneaker design for the 2016 PENSOLE World Sneaker Championship Powered by Foot Locker.
The winning sneaker from the 2016 competition, designed by Maxwell Lund of Morton, Minn., was selected via public bracket-style voting from the top 64 finalists around the globe. Lund’s design was handcrafted in Portugal by Portugal Footwear and features a FE (For Ever) molded EVA outsole, three different grades of fine Portugal leather, lasered signature of the winning designer on top of the pull tab, World Sneaker Championship logo on the heel and metal lace tips. Each shoe is individually numbered on the back of the tongue and comes in a box with straps so it converts into a backpack.
“The World Sneaker Championship changed everything for me,” said Lund. “Before the tournament, footwear design was nothing more than a dream of mine. This tournament has made me believe in myself.”
Only 300 pairs of the one-of-a-kind PENSOLE shoe will be sold at Foot Locker stores retailing worldwide for $180 (USD). The shoe will be available as of Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017.