If shoes are your soul mates, you’ve most likely dreamed of designing your own Dunks or Blazers—or maybe even creating your own custom hybrid shoe.
Since 2008, Nike has been giving high school and college students the opportunity to do just that: create an original Nike or Jordan shoe for its Future Sole Design Contest.
Last year’s Future Sole top design quickly became a featured shoe of the 2010 NBA Playoffs, as the winning Jordan entry—a variation of the Melo M6—made it onto the feet of STACKlete Carmelo Anthony during first-round playoff action.
This year, the high school contest features designs for Jordan Brand and Nike SB, and the collegiate category seeks designs for the Jumpman and Nike N7, a collection designed for lower environmental impact.
The finalists from each category will be at the Nike World Headquarters this weekend to present their original designs to a panel of judges. The grand prize winners will be selected Monday, Aug. 30.
Feast your eyes on the final entries, and decide which one you think will go the distance. And check back next week for a follow-up on the Future Sole winners.