Partner: Foot Locker, Inc. & PENSOLE Academy
The No 1 Way Design Program was an open call for recent graduates of, or current students at, the 85+ Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) across the country.
Our Concept
The No 1 Way program is part of Footaction’s long-standing commitment of uplifting HBCUs and introducing more visionaries to the industry.

To be even more inclusive, the program is open to both current students and recent graduates of HBCUs. The looks of youth culture are constantly evolving, and these talented yet underrepresented designers can definitely bring in something fresh. And with over 85 HBCUs across the country, the competition will be fierce..