Adidas collaborate with Pensole to launch designer hunt

Adidas collaborate with Pensole to launch designer hunt

'Earn your stripes'

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Adidas is on the hunt for the next big footwear designer – joining forces with Pensole to launch the Adidas 'Earn Your Stripes' program for aspiring designers

Aspiring designers have been called to submit a sketch of an Adidas shoe to Pensole - an innovative footwear design academy - by July 27 to enter the competition. 

The submissions will then be whittled down to 15 individuals, who will be given the opportunity to attend a two-week design class in Portland, which will take place in September, as well as a scholarship for tuition and housing.

"Adidas Earn Your Stripes by Pensole gives students the unique opportunity to design a shoe while getting pointers along the way from some of the best in the game," Pensole founder D'Wayne Edwards and former Nike designer said of the union.

"We're ready to give these aspiring designers real-world experience that will propel their skills to the next level."

Design director as Adidas Originals, Brian Foresta added: "We're finding the next generation of footwear designers who will bring the best in innovation to life," going on to say, "It's important that we foster the global design community by supporting young designers in their skill development. We've seen tremendous success from Pensole - including 11 program graduates who now work at Adidas - so we're excited to see what's next from the academy."

For more information and to apply visit the official website here.

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