The contest coincides with Nike’s annual Air Max Day campaign, which traditionally takes place on March 26 but was extended to a monthlong celebration this year.
Vote Forward taps 12 influencers — coined “RevolutionAirs” by the brand — from around the world to create their own vision of an Air Max sneaker. Designers competing to have their concepts released include Sean Wotherspoon and Kyle Ng from Los Angeles, who discussed the process with FN earlier this month.
“Personally, I consider myself an Air Max enthusiast so I put the pressure on myself, like, ‘Man, you better not disappoint yourself,'” Wotherspoon told FN.
As of 1 p.m. EST, Wotherspoon’s Air Max 97 x Air Max 1 hybrid design is leading the field, which also includes entries from Atremy Lebedev of Moscow; Lourdes Villagómez of Mexico City; Clement Blavoine of Amsterdam; Venus X of New York; Alexandra Hackett of London; Tianzhuo Chen of Beijing; Bünyamin Aydin of Istanbul; Naotaka Konno of Tokyo; Shangguan Zhe of Shanghai; and Fabrikr of Seoul, Korea.
Take a look at each entry below and be sure to make your voice heard by voting for your favorite design at nike.com/voteforward or via the Nike SNKRS mobile app.