August 9, 2012 BY John Kim / 33
Here’s a look at a rendering of what may potentially be the Air Jordan V Doernbecher, according to reliable source theclosetcollector who caught a glimpse of an Air Jordan V sample. This Doernbecher Air Jordan V features a tonal elephant print upper (a rather frequent theme in 2012) as well as elephant print on the translucent outsole, with hints of light blue on the midsole as well as on partial details on the upper. While the images seen here are just visual renderings and not actual photos, we can get a basic jist of what may potentially release as part of the Doernbecher Freestyle IX Collection this Holiday 2012 season. Also, let us remind you that the upcoming Air Jordan Doernbecher as well as the entire Doernbecher Freestyle collection is designed by select child patients at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital as part of Nike’s charitable partnership.
So is it true that the Air Jordan Doernbecher and not the December Air Jordan XI is the highlight Jumpman release of the year? While the year-end Eleven has proven to be the perfect cherry on top of a year’s worth of amazing pick-ups, the child-designed Doernbechers have skyrocketed in value (the going rate of last year’s Air Jordan IV Doernbecher goes for nearly five times the retail value) and may rival the Air Jordan XI as the absolute must-have Air Jordan release of 2012. Stay tuned to Sneaker News for more updates on this potential Air Jordan V Doernbecher as well as the entire Doernbecher Freestyle IX scheduled for this November. For more information on the Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, visit their official Facebook page.
UPDATE: We’ve just been informed through official channels that unfortunately, what you see here is not, in fact, this year’s Doernbecher offering after all. However, there is a similar version to this Air Jordan V expected to release some time in the second half of 2013, so stay tuned for more on both of these stories.
Funny thing if any of the dorenbecher stuff didn't have anything to do with charity and was a GR from JB everyone would say how ugly they are and they would'nt sell out.
man if you wear the elephant jumpsuit and hat w/ these kicks, your going to look like f**king Dumbo!!!
After them jokes they call IV's last year, I dont doubt these. Theyre actually nice though after you look at em for a second haha
If this is the DB AJ V, it's not that bad. I wouldn't buy them myself but I couldn't blame anybody else for buying them, mainly because they're for charity. But the resellers trying to make a profit can go fuck themselves as always
thats a lil excessive in my opinion. the accent is dope tho. the tongue is even elephant print? if only the tongue had the print and the rest of the shoe was done differently that'll be hot.
Maybe nike can suggest to the little guy to go easy on the elephant print. Tell him they'll run out of the print if they make a bunch of these shoes, and they won't be able to use it for other shoes
Everything on the upper is so dope besides the excess elephant print. the turquoise accents, black webbing, black upper and laces, elephant print outsoles are so raw but the elephant print takes away from it.
I didn't love these. The other DB's were dope as fuck, but this? I think they went over the top with the elephant print. If this was a custom and not a DB, people would be raging all over this dude. Just saying.
I'm going to start takin names of people who say these are wack, and see if they keep that opinion when they actually drop.
@ThaBrandNewGuy extra cool points for repeating what others have already pointed out
@ThaBrandNewGuy Good eye Lol
@airjordan1980 Damn well I guess I will just have to leave my elephant jumpsuit in the closet for another year
Grandiose, Grandiose_Doyle on instagram, Sevenonekicks on Twitter, BeGrandiose on tumblr and GrandioseJones on PS3. Im disappointed, these are wack and rather lazy but I hope they sell out for the lil sick kids