Nike Doernbecher Freestyle 10th Anniversary Collection
Nike’s ongoing Doernbecher Freestyle collection reaches a significant milestone with its 10th anniversary collection. The initiative has been a two-part effort, both raising funds for the Portland-based hospital that shares the name of the collection as well as empower a series of children and providing them an opportunity to design their own footwear. Over 6 million dollars have since been raised with several marquee and innovative sneakers surfacing over the course of the last decade. A 10th anniversary tribute comes to us in the form of this Doernbecher Freestyle x Nike Dunk High 10th Anniversary model. The design itself features elements of 3M and electroluminescent lights created especially for the shoe by the Zoo’s Special Operations Team. The shoes will be only available via auction and were headed by Doernbecher contributor Mark Smith and the Nike ZOO with the names of all previous participants honored on the high-top. An underlying theme as part of the light-up concept is the fact that the youth are often unwavering in their efforts to stay positive and their bright future ahead. The original showing alongside an accompanying range of apparel took place on September 28th at the Portland Art Museum, while an invite-only event in New York also gave select bidders the chance to own a piece of history.