HanigsDesign Searches for Next Innovative Shoe Designer
Hanig's Design Incubator at HanigsDesign.com gives both amateur and professional designers the opportunity to impress leading footwear brands. The Hanig's Design Incubator is sponsored by Hanig's Footwear, a Chicago-based retailer known for often being the first to bring innovative footwear designs to market. The incubator is sponsored by footwear brands such as Fly London, Tsubo, Merrell, Dansko, Arche and ECCO and is powered by OurHelix, an agency that imagines and creates digital solutions for brands and organizations.
Peter Hanig, who has been recognized as one of the top 100 global industry influencers by Footwear News, a subsidiary of Women's Wear Daily, leads Hanig's Footwear. Hanig's reputation is based on a keen eye for recognizing innovative design and new concepts that meld style, function and comfort. Hanig's Footwear has been influential in being one of the first to bring new design concepts to market with brands such as Vibram's Fivefinger, Timberland, ECCO and Thierry Rabotin.
Hanig's Design Incubator will name two winners. A committee of industry experts and influencers will determine the Grand Prize winner, and that winner will take two trips. The first trip is to Portugal to meet with the management of the popular brand Fly London. Then, return to the United States for a second trip to a major U.S. footwear design headquarters, chosen by the committee of judges that best complements the style and attributes of the winning shoe design. Airfare and hotel accommodations will be paid by the contest for both trips.
The second winner will be determined by popular vote through the online voting at HanigsDesign.com. This winner will receive $1,000 in cash, $1,000 in Hanig's Footwear merchandise and exposure to industry experts and influencers with major footwear brands.