Winner 2023 / Sports Performance / INDOOR ATHLETIC SPORTS




  • University
    University Of Oregon
  • Lead Designer
    Sara Valeri
  • Professor
    Rachel Volker
  • Prize
  • Expertise

Introducing BIA Padel Footwear: Crafted for the fastest-growing global sport with 25 million enthusiasts. Designed to reduce strain with superior comfort, grip, and cushioning. It features an outsole tailored for Padel courts with artificial grass and sand surfaces. BIA was designed to support the player in the short steps, lateral movements, fast speed, and constant pivots characteristic of the game of Padel. Elevate your game with the innovative lockdown traction system for ultimate control and confidence. Choose BIA, the Padel player's essential footwear.

Sara, originally from Venezuela, transitioned from Mechanical Engineering to a BFA in Industrial Design at SCAD, where she developed a passion for footwear design. After a Pensole x New Balance masterclass, she joined Under Armour as a Footwear Design Rookie, working on innovative cleats. Now pursuing a Master's in Sports Product Design at the University of Oregon, she aims to revolutionize the sports industry with her designs. She dreams of creating change through design by targeting the diverse needs of athletes worldwide.