There is a powerful saying people use to express their appreciation for each other’s strengths and what differences they bring to the table. The saying is “Stronger Together.” In October of 2020, Eduardo Gonzalez Loumiet (CEO of RUVOS) decided that he wanted to impact the lives of children near and far, using shoes as the focus. But how? He knew there were complex community issues needing support and awareness, but he was only one person. He then invited a diverse group of individuals and business owners to a table to share their expertise and ideas. Chirag Shah (The Current Agency), Jim Sherwood (The Canvas Project), Juan Vasquez (RUVOS), and Morgan Evers (FINACIOUS) each arrived willing and ready to play a part. It was then The Kicks Collective came into reality.
All five members are committed to working collectively to make an impact on arts, culture, and community by harnessing the power of shoes.
Calling all youth, ages 5-18, from anywhere and everywhere! We invite you to use the template provided to design your very own shoe! We will be collecting amazing and original designs until the deadline. All youth who submit designs will be invited to a virtual shoe design class in the Spring, and the winners will have their designs brought to life with custom kicks for them and a paired celebrity influencer! The Kicks Collective looks forward to witnessing the creativity, the passion, and the artwork flow in!
A custom pair of shoes with the winning design for the artist and a surprise influencer.
Entries accepted until February 12. Winners announced February 19.
Top 3 Designs
Shoe Design Class Access
For All Who Enter