A sneaker made from textile waste?

Yep, that is what we do at VAER, and now we offer you the chance to be a part of the upcycling fun. Therefore, we invite you to design your own upcycled sneaker from textile waste. If you are one of the lucky winners, we will produce your sneaker design just for you! Here is how to participate.

Step 2: Colour your drawing

Time to get creative and design your sneaker. You can get some inspiration from our textile waste library at the bottom of this page.

Step 3: Upload your design

Upload a picture of your drawing (either as a JPG or PDF) by clicking the button below. Remember also to fill out the field with your name, email and shoe-size.

Upload your design here

WIN THE SHOE YOU HAVE DESIGNED

There will be two winners of this competition. If you win in one of these categories, you will be the lucky winner of your own shoe design. This means that we will produce the shoe that you have designed in your size!

  • People’s choice

    The winner of the vote, which is open for everyone.

  • The Lucky One

    One lucky winner will be chosen at random through a raffle

  • 16/10

    Competition starts

  • 16/11

    Deadline for submitting your drawing

  • 17/11

    Voting period ends and the winner is announced

The answer to all your questions

RULES AND FAQ

Rules

1. We normally love drawing outside the lines, but since we are going to produce the winning shoe, you have to draw inside the lines this time.

2. You can only participate with ONE drawing.

3. In order to participate in the competition, we need your drawing uploaded on the webpage, and you have to fill in your name, email and shoe size.

Increase your chances of winning in the category People's choice bu posting the picture on social media with the hashtag #personalisedVAER

4. You HAVE TO use the template of either the GRO or the PHOENIX shoe that you can download on this site. This means that you cannot draw your own shoe.

FAQ

Can I colour it digitally?
Yes, if you are good at drawing digitally and have the necessary programmes, you can colour it digitally. If you need the AI files you can find it for GRO here and for Phoenix here.

Can I draw my own shoe?
No, unfortunately not. This would mean that we have to get new patterns made, and that is a whole new production setup, so you have to choose either the Phoenix or the GRO variant.

When will I receive my sneakers, if I win the challenge?

As soon as we have all the details from you and have cut the fabrics, we will send it to our production site in Portugal. It will take up to 4 months to receive your sneakers (hopefully 2 months).

Is there a limit to the colours that I use?

No. You can use any colour you like. Just be aware that we have to produce it afterwards, and we might have to change the color a bit if we cannot find textile waste in the exact color you have chosen. You can check out our textile waste library below to see some of the colors that we already have.

TEXTILE WASTE LIBRARY

Feel free to draw inspiration from some of the amazing colors of the textile waste we already have here in our textile waste library.

  • GREEN

  • BLUE

  • ORANGE

  • RED

  • PEACH

  • SAND

  • BLUE DENIM

  • LIGHT BLUE DENIM

  • ARMY GREEN

  • NEON YELLOW

  • YELLOW

  • PINK

  • BLACK

  • WHITE

  • DARK DENIM