Athletic sports company Adidas has teamed up with Refinery29 to come up with a sneaker for every state based on their culture, landscape, and landmarks. All designs are one-of-a-kind made from female artists chosen by Refinery29 and available to the public via a silent auction. For the record, there are only one pair of every shoe from every state. The project is called “BOOST the Nation,” and all proceeds go to women’s charity, Women Win, an organization that empowers girls to build leadership skills and address gender equity through sport. Sophia Chang produced Arizona’s shoe.
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