2023 winner & donation announced

A lasting imprint on the world of footwear

The Supreme Sneakerhead Competition brings together thousands of passionate sneaker enthusiasts to compete for $10,000 and a trip to LA to design custom kicks with The Surgeon, all while raising awareness for a meaningful cause.

2023 Supreme Sneakerhead

Vanessa Strackbein

Vanessa, also known as “The Girl”, finds nostalgia in her all-time favorite Adidas sneakers—a symbol of her father's German influence and cherished childhood memories. As an aspiring shoe designer, Vanessa envisions creating classic white kicks with natural accents and recycled materials, embodying a timeless, retro charm while keeping sustainability in mind.




Protecting the world’s oceans

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's competition! We are proud to announce that $729,116 was raised to support Oceana, the largest international advocacy organization dedicated solely to ocean conservation. To learn more, please visit Oceana.org.

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Featured guest star

Jeff Goldblum

“Sneakers... wonderful, wonderful sneakers.”

Actor, musician, and footwear aficionado Jeff Goldblum joined competitors on their journey to become the Supreme Sneakerhead.

Known for films like Jurassic Park, Thor: Ragnarok and Independence Day, the movie star shares a passion for great style and protecting the world’s oceans.


Revolutionizing Culture

The Surgeon

Founded by Dominic Ciambrone, The Surgeon is a Los Angeles-based collective of creatives built to further the industry and push the unique and timeless craft of custom shoe making and design. The Surgeon strives to invigorate their clients at the highest level and has collaborated with icons, including Drake, LeBron James, DJ Khaled, and Justin Bieber.


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Colossal is a nationally registered professional fundraiser and the global leader in modern giving with a mission to inspire people to advocate for themselves and those in need. Through online competitions like Supreme Sneakerhead, Colossal offers participants the opportunity to make their mark while also making a big impact.

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