November 29, 2012 BY John Kim / 1
The Nike SB Dunk High will be joining the 2012 Doernbecher Freestyle project as of tomorrow, this particular silhouette designed by ten year old Finnigan Mooney. The pair takes on the heart problems that led him to hospitalization in the first place, with a jumbo heart thrown on the upper along with the words “THUMP THUMP”. Click through for a view of Mooney’s design and look for the Nike SB Dunk High ‘Doernbecher’ tomorrow, November 30th.
Nike Dunk High Pro SB DB
Vivid Sulphur/Game Royal
via Nike INC
Finnigan Mooney (10) was born with Hypoplastic left heart syndrome. He’s toughed out more than 13 heart surgeries during his life, but his positive attitude and infectious sense of humor have remained unscathed. In addition to making new friends, he loves playing basketball, jumping on his trampoline, and perfecting his killer golf game. Finnigan’s design is representative of his sunny personality and smile, with an in-your-face yellow upper emblazoned with “THUMP THUMP” to pay homage to his unstoppable heart. The Nike swoosh is affixed with medical stitches to symbolize the stitches from his surgeries. His actual thumbprint appears on the outsole of the shoe—a nod to how Finnigan would always give his parents a thumbs-up when he came out of surgery. And paying tribute to his Irish heritage, Finnigan also included a shamrock on the tongue.