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OUR FOOTWEAR INNOVATION FELLOWS’ SHOE DEBUT

Flashback to September of 2016, when our first pair of Kenneth Cole Footwear Innovation Award winners, Kara Kroeger and Blake Felty, were just starting their 12-month fellowships here at Kenneth Cole Productions. Both of these promising student designers had been chosen for their natural talent, fresh perspective, and innovative thinking. All of which they (thankfully) brought with them. It was a privilege for us to help direct their efforts and share our expertise, while giving them an immersive and real design-world experience.

The result of that experience is a dynamic new capsule collection that we couldn’t be more proud to produce—four bold blue sneakers that are Kenneth Cole from heel to toe. These limited-edition styles are available for purchase starting NOW.

Interested in behind-the-scenes footage and Kara and Blake’s personal accounts of their year at Kenneth Cole? Check out the video below. And for more information about our CFDA fellowship program, click here.