New sneaker brand depends on crowds for design
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More crowdsourced innovation! A startup based in Portland aims to harness the creativity of the crowds to build a new sneaker brand. Ryz, which is still in beta, lets users submit graphic designs for a high-top sneaker model. Members vote for their favourite designs, and the sneakers that get the most votes are taken into production. Designers receive a one-time payment of USD 1,000 plus one dollar for each pair sold. Shoes are priced at USD 90, and are produced in limited runs. Issues like manufacturing, shipping and sizes aren't as straightforward for shoes as for t-shirts or posters, which…
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