The Cidni O’Brien-Designed Nike Air Force 1 Fontanka “Doernbecher” Pays Tribute to Her Team

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Where to buy the Nike Air Force 1 Fontanka “Doernbecher”

Official photos of the Nike Air Force 1 Fontanka “Doernbecher” have finally surfaced. The sneaker was designed by Cidni O’Brien, who was diagnosed with anomalous aortic origin of the left coronary artery, a critical condition that means her heart wasn’t getting enough oxygen, causing poor cardiac function.

After major heart surgery, the 16-year-old Cidni was able to play soccer again for her high school team. And rightfully so, her Air Force 1 Fontanka “Doernbecher” pays tribute to her teammates, as well as her beloved animals. The names of each can be seen emblazoned on the laces and they include Tito (parrot); Bosco (donkey); Cheez-its, Thoober, and Jonathan (goats); Carol Bask-hen (chicken); Copper (dog); and Swim Shady (fish), and many more.

Elsewhere, her horse Tank is spotlighted on the left sockliner, while her mother, Nikki, is featured on the other.  “I got Tank because I didn’t know if I’d ever play soccer again, and he really helped cheer me up,” Cidni explained. “And my mom is my hero. I wouldn’t be here without her.” Other favorites of hers can also be seen such as shrimp pasta on the outsole, while little heart embellishments, nodding to her condition, are seen throughout.

Interested readers will be able to purchase the Nike Air Force 1 Fontanka “Doernbecher” when it releases on April 30th via SNKRS for $120. Check out the official photos below and keep it locked to our Sneaker Releases Dates Calendar for updates.

Nike Air Force 1 Fontanka “Doernbecher”

Style #:DR6259-600
Release Date:April 30, 2022

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