It’s March Madness time — if you’re of the culture but not into college ball, then this month can be slightly draining. NBA games border into meaningless territory, and ESPN is dominated by NCAA brackets. What is a basketball-loving, sneaker-obsessed fan supposed to do?
Fear not, thanks to Foot Locker and PENSOLE, you now have an opportunity to create your own sneaker bracket in March. Yes, you read that correctly.
Read the details below from the Foot Locker press release.
PENSOLE World Sneaker Championship Powered by Foot Locker is now underway. Visit worldsneakerchampionship.com to view and vote on the top 64 sneaker designs, selected from more than 4,700 entries (and 73 countries) around the world. Voting for the top 64 closes this Thursday, March 17, before the field is narrowed to 32.
Before you vote, get a recap of the full field of 64 here from sneaker industry experts: D’Wayne Edwards (PENSOLE Footwear Design Academy), Gerald Flores (Sole Collector), Sean Williams (Obsessive Sneaker Disorder), Dee Wells (Obsessive Sneaker Disorder) and Stefan Cristobal (2014 WSC Winner).
Weekly, single-elimination voting will take place until April 21, at which point the final two designers will be chosen. The 2016 World Sneaker Champion will receive $20,016, and their design will be sold at select Foot Locker stores (dates/locations TBD).