We wanted to launch the best retro inspired low top sneaker in 2019.

And we teamed up with Obscure Sneakers for a collaboration / design contest to find the best designer to do that!

More than 100 contestants submitted their concepts. At the end there was one winner:

Blake Scordino

From Birmingham (Alabama) the Pensole alumnus and Bachelor of Industrial Design from Auburn University was the winned of the contest, having gathered the votes of WAU, Obscure Sneakers and the public!

The winning concept - TURBO - is now available for you to support.

For this sneaker he took inspiration from his hometown, Birmingham, Alabama: The "magic" city that earned it's name back in the 1880’s because of steel production.