August 25, 2011 10:00 PM

Courtesy Lifetime

This season’s Project Runway contestants have already faced challenges involving pet stores and stilts — and they’re only on episode five. But tonight, they’ll continue to hit the ground running by creating apparel to wear with a new Heidi Klum for New Balance lifestyle sneaker — a challenge Klum chose herself.

After meeting at the New Balance Track & Field Center in New York City, contestants will receive their task, which mandates that they incorporate two materials used in the sneakers — denim and suede — into their looks. The winning items, along with the Heidi Klum for New Balance shoes featured during the episode, will be sold as part of Klum’s collection on

“I love a fashion sneaker that doesn’t look like it belongs in the gym, which was the inspiration for my new Heidi Klum for New Balance sneakers and my Project Runway challenge,” Klum said in a release. “The designers created some really fun pieces to go with the sneakers. I love the winning looks we chose and am excited to be able to offer them as part of my Heidi Klum for New Balance collection on Amazon.”

Catch Project Runway tonight at 9 p.m. ET on Lifetime.

Courtesy Lifetime

–Kate Hogan


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