Portland, Oregon

The only sneaker design academy in North America founded by, NIKE/Jordan Brand alumni, D’Wayne Edwards. Co-Founder Suzette Henry runs the Mlab and Co-Founder Angela Medlin heads The Functional Apparel and Accessories Studio (FAAS) at PENSOLE. The “Trinity” come from a line of sports giants and give the students the fuel they need to amp their game.

PENSOLE is the place to get educated by the masters of athletic sportswear, sports footwear, and innovative technology. Dive into the athletic sneaker culture with PENSOLE!

PENSOLE features the most sought after faculty in footwear, comprised of both young professional designers and established footwear design leaders from the top footwear brands, with more than 150 years combined experience to help you with your professional development. Since the first PENSOLE class in 2010, more than 250 Academy graduates have been placed professionally, full-time or as interns, in positions with footwear companies worldwide. PENSOLE students have come from over 35 different countries making all programs truly diverse to represent the global nature of the footwear industry.

Find out more about enrollment HERE.

Tanita Gray

Editor-In-Chief, Publisher and Founder of Last-Report.com, and CEO of Shoes Waste. Gray is a footwear, accessory and apparel designer/developer by day - writer and content architect by night. With over 17 years of experience in the fashion industry, you can find her teaching sustainability classes, drawing thumbnails, writing in her journal, giving her husband & children enormous hugs, or eating french fries.

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