Doernbecher x Jordan Brand releases are, of course, nothing new for the “Doernbecher” line. First teaming up in 2007, Nike and the OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital created the Freestyle Program, where patients from the hospital receive the chance to design special editions of iconic Nike and Jordan Brand models. Since 2007, we’ve seen at least one “Doernbecher” Air Jordan release every year, including a recent re-release. So, we’re taking a look back at all of the models year by year before the “Doernbecher” 10s release this Saturday. Drop a comment below to let us know what “Doernbecher” Air Jordans you have picked up, as well as which ones are your favorite.
The Doernbecher Children's Hospital is located in Portland, Oregon, near the birthplace of footwear and apparel giant, Nike. Nike has worked in partnership with the Hospital on collaborative efforts on limited-released sneakers. While some may see this as a cash ploy, Nike donates all of the proceeds back to the Children's Hospital to assist with the efforts.
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You don’t want to miss DJ Skee’s television-based show SKEE Live tonight. In addition to hosting rap group Bone Thugs-N-Harmony for a special tribute to Biggie, Tupac and EAZY-E, Skee will be giving away a pair of BAIT x ASICS Gel Saga “Phantom Lagoons.” Tune in tonight to find out how you can win a pair of the aforementioned collaborative effort on AXS TV at 10pm ET / 7pm PT. Also, check out DJ Skee breaking down his Air Jordan “Doernbecher” Collection in the video below.
A charitable cause and creative colorways have made the annual Nike Doernbecher Freestyle Program prized among sneakerheads. Jay Z’s Life+Times site caught up with Nike’s Michael Doherty, the Creative Director of Global Brand Presentations who helps sees the children’s design ideas come to life, to discuss the good cause kicks. As the Nike Doernbecher program celebrates a decade of donating and over $6 million raised, click here to get insight on how the program has grown, how the kids are picked and who the youngster was that came up with the idea.
Words of inspiration etch the Nike Dunk Low “Doernbecher”. Designed in 2007 by Lance Dillon during chemotherapy treatment, this Doernbecher design sees help from Nike’s Mark Smith in the form of laser detailing. The model features a mix of black and green leather with lasered text appearing in all over fashion.