This challenge was one of our favorites this year! With over 200 incredible entries, it was a tough one to judge.
And the winners are...
1st Place: RTFKT Challenge - Chinese percelaine by Shayld22
“From a technical perspective, we’ve been really impressed, with technicality serving the design: the use of normals, awesome stitch placement [double stitch placement detail on top] and decals placement as well as the insole. The colorways are clean, the design flows naturally from the visual concept and very wearable IRL. Special mention to the quality of the drawn illustrations.” - Team RTFKT
2nd Place: RTFKTChallenge by noform
“Highly minimalistic with the technicality helping bring the design to life. Very wearable IRL and on-trend. Attention to detail and decal placement. The stitches, different treatment of materials and leather. And the way the HEX pattern was placed is great. Adding great subtle contrasts for such a minimalistic design. Use of Off colour on the logo on the tongue is a great match.” - Team RTFKT
3rd Place: #RTFKTChallenge Doodles! RTFKT rtfkt by Eduardo Kuhn
“Great playful design and use of colours, complemented by special attention to detail and texturing. Much needed these days to see life on the bright side.” - Team RTFKT
Special Sustainability Prize: #RTFKTChallenge -Cardboard Theme by Berk Gedik
“Very well executed, and I think the theme works super well for a shoe. Special kudos for doing the trench of the cardboard. Makes me want to have an actual cardboard version of it.” - Alban
“One of the most impressive textures, which makes this cardboard concept seem real, and as Alban mentioned, makes you want to see it as a cardboard piece. :)” - Team RTFKT