D'wayne Edwards

Founder
Pensole Footwear Academy

Over the course of his 30-year career, D’Wayne Edwards has received numerous design awards, has been voted one of Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business, accumulated and owned more than 40 patents, and designed more than 500 styles for premier athletes such as Derek Jeter, Carmelo Anthony and Michael Jordan. In 2010 Edwards founded the first academy in the U.S. dedicated to footwear design, called PENSOLE. PENSOLE has quickly become the preeminent footwear design school in the world by securing partnerships with the industry’s top footwear brands and retailers, and has placed more than 275 former PENSOLE alums in positions working professionally for some of today’s top brands: Nike, Under Armour, Adidas, New Balance, Brooks, Keen, Timberland, JORDAN, and others globally.

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