On Wednesday night, sports and sneaker retailer retailer Foot Locker and the Pensole Footwear Design Academy unveiled the winning sneaker design of the 2016 Pensole World Sneaker Championship powered by Foot Locker.
The top 2 were selected by the public, picking from 64 international finalists. A panel of industry judges then selected the final design. The winning sneaker, designed by Maxwell Lund from Minnesota, was handcrafted in Portugal after the nomination.
It features three different grades of Portuguese leather with a lasered signature of the winner on top of the pull tab, the competition’s 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 that converts into a backpack.
The shoe will be available in limited quantities at select Foot Locker stores worldwide and online from Saturday, February 25, 2017 and sell for $180.
The partnership of Pensole Footwear Design Academy and Foot Locker will continue for the World Sneaker Championship in 2017.