Designing with Sole

Design Essentials

June 28–July 23, 2021

Online

Registration Opens: June 23, 2021
Registration Closes: July 30, 2021

Masterclass

August 23–November 13, 2021

Online

Registration Opens: May 10, 2021
Registration Closes: June 7, 2021

Put the Soul Back into Design

Foot Locker is pleased to announce the launch of Designing with Sole, sponsored by New Balance and supported by PENSOLE Academy, MLab, & FAAS Design Collab. Dedicated to creating a path for the underrepresented voices in our industry, including outreach and support of the Black community and its supporters,  this hands-on master class is a multi-step, global design training program that will teach participants the product creation process. This is an unpaid educational opportunity provided at no cost to selected participants.

Students will be selected to partake in a 4-week design essentials program online. The top designers will then advance to our ‘learn by doing’ 12-week online masterclass. Students are introduced to a curriculum about the product creation process working with PENSOLE instructors, Foot Locker, and New Balance design mentors. At the end of this 12-week course, students will receive a certificate of completion. Some lucky students will be selected to earn a fully paid design apprenticeship at New Balance or a fully paid internship at Foot Locker Inc.

Program Eligibility

  • Design Essentials & Masterclass
    • Must be at least 18 years of age
    • Must not work at a footwear/apparel brand other than Foot Locker, Inc. team members and New Balance retail associates
    • If you are a Foot Locker, Inc. team member, you must be located in the US or Canada.
    • If you are a New Balance retail associate, you must be located in the US or Canada.
    • Program presented in English

Internship & Apprenticeship Eligibility

  • Foot Locker, Inc Internship Eligibility
    • Must be authorized to work in the US or Canada
  • New Balance Apprenticeship Eligibility
    • Must be authorized to work in the US or Canada

Questions?

See our FAQ PAGE for answers to our frequently asked questions.

Download the Submission Brief Here: 5.10.21 Submission Brief

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