Nike and the Oregon Health and Sciences University Doernbecher Children’s Hospital are teaming up for their annual Freestyle Collection which is now in its 18th year and gives six OHSU Doernbecher patients to help design and create footwear and apparel that are auctioned off to raise funds for the hospital which has raised nearly $31 million and counting.
After going virtual for the past 3 years, the auction will be held in person with attendees having the opportunity to bid on Freestyle sneakers and apparel, such as the Nike Air Max 90 “Doernbecher” designed by Emerson Harrell.
Emerson Harrell is a witty, energetic teen who loves playing video games, watching sports, and collecting sneakers (ten pairs and counting!). Now Emerson can add another pair to his prized collection—his own Air Max 90s which uses a white and blue upper with red and grey accents. They are inspired by his dream of becoming an investor and feature money graphics on the Swoosh with the E logo on the tongue taken from the cash sign. The phrase Bear Down is a shout-out to Emerson’s beloved Arizona Wildcats, as well as a rallying cry for all of life’s challenges.
The Nike Air Max 90 “Doernbecher” is set to drop in early 2023 via SNKRS and at select retailers. Check out the photos below and for all the latest drop dates, head over to our Sneaker Release Dates page.
Nike Air Max 90 “Doernbecher”
Colorway:Valor Blue/White-Wolf Grey-University Red
Release Date:Spring 2023