You may have designed your own signature sneaker on 2K, but now it's time for the real deal.

For the second straight year, Complex is giving sneakerheads all over the country a chance to create their very own silhouette from scratch. The Next Sneaker Design Star contest gives aspiring footwear designers a chance to kick-start their career in the industry.

Complex’s own Russ Bengston, will then hand-select the finalists, with a multi-day apprenticeship at an American sneaker company at stake for the winner. To enter, send an email to with your name, design, and a description of what you’ve created. You can also enter by simply tweeting your design using the hashtag #sneakerdesignstar.

Once the finalists are set, it will be up to Complex readers to pick a winner by voting for their favorite design. Readers who cast a vote will then be entered to win a $250 Karmaloop gift card, or even a fresh pair of sneakers.

Check out Complex Sneakers for further details.

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