There is no doubt that HBCUs are needed in the United States. Not to exclude any particular groups, but these schools provide an environment where African-American students can study without worry that social stigmas will affect their achievements, or ruin their focus. Intending to further this effort, Footaction has created the No One Way Design Program.

No One Way is created in collaboration with Footlocker’s PENSOLE Academy that will offer more than 85 Historically Black Colleges and Universities a chance to participate in a design competition. The competition will show them as capable designers, and a sparsely tapped market for new talent.

The competition will select 5 winners who will take a 3 week PENSOLE master class. Their designs will be refined and added to apparel that will be shown during New York Fashion Week this coming February. The final winner will be chosen by a panel, and have their design manufactured, and offered in Footaction stores across the nation. Stick with us as more news about the No One Way Design Program competition becomes available.