As we prepare for the release of the Nike Doernbecher 2012 Freestyle Collection, we take a look back at one of the most popular Doernbecher models to date. Exactly one year ago today, the Air Jordan 4 “Doernbecher” released to much fan fare. As with all “Doernbecher” models, this shoe was designed by a child being treated at the Doernbecher hospital, and has an amazing story behind it. The iconic “S” on the tongue represents the designer, Isaiah Scott, being nicknamed Superman by his mother when he was going through his medical situation. Ironically the lime green features are a nod to Nate “Kryptonate” Robinson jumping over “Superman” Dwight Howard, during the 2009 NBA Slam Dunk Competition. Subtle details include multidirectional arrows etched into the upper that represent the different directions life takes you in, including ups and downs, and Isaiah’s very own emblem on the shoes back panel. As always, the ice blue outsole took this shoe from great to must have.
Watch the video below to learn a little more about Isaiah Scott and the “Doernbecher” 4. Do you own a pair of Air Jordan 4 “Doernbecher”? Were you able to get them when they first dropped? If not, how did you cop them? Let us know your story in the comments.
Air Jordan 4 ?Doernbecher?
November 5, 2011