August 30, 2013 BY Brendan Dunne / 37
This year’s Air Jordan entry into the Doernbecher line appears to be a particularly heart wrenching one. Shown is the Air Jordan V “Doernbecher”, a sneaker whose design was concocted by Isaac Wayne Arzate, who tragically lost the battle with his affliction. The inside sports his initials along with some personal dates, a set reflecting his unfortunately short time on this Earth. The upper sports a group of words that isn’t quite decipherable at this point, along with a black based colorway and a #9 hit towards the back end. Continue reading for a preview of the Air Jordan V “Doernbecher” and stay tuned for the likely November, 2013 release of Isaac’s creation.
All the billions that JB has, they should & could do a lot more than release another shoe that will be overpriced and scarcely available. You want to raise a lot of money for cancer or Doernbecher hospital or any good cause? Release quality products to retail in adequate quantities. Scheisters.
Damn only 13 thats too young sadly these are going to be bought for the wrong reasons hypebeasts going to get them so they can flex on instagram and resellers so they can get a lot of money instead of spending it on bullshit they can fund disease research so we can never get a doernbecher shoe ever again
gotta get these for the simple fact that my first name is incorporated into the shoe and also for ISSAC TO ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED!
The words on the shoe are from a poem Issac Arzate wrote the day before he died.
I would give my soul to the sports gods to play forever.
I don't care I was made for sports.
I am naturally gifted.
I was born to die for sports.
Anyone that buys this shoe to profit from reselling it, is a piece of shit. Plus anything bad that happens to you, you deserve it. Remember this comment. R.I.P ISAAC. May God welcome you with open arms.
extremely sad that some child lost their life, even more is the FACT that the DB's always fall into the hands of these fucn hypebeats and resellers.. way to go JB. way to spoil a great effort and idea put forth from a dying child, only to release the db's in limited quantities and allowing these fucn bums to reap the benefits..
When the DB 9's released I propositioned resellers with a great opportunity. I was willing to pay their asking price of $600 plus an extra $50, but they would only receive $200 in cash. I would donate the remaining $450 to the DB foundation in their name. Once the aggreement was met they could ship my shoes. A great tax write off and they would help a kid get treatment, however,t no one took the offer. I just find it sad that these resellers are willing to profit off the misfortune of others. Its only one shoe a year. They resell all the other releases for massive profit but they are too greedy to human. Nike is just as bad. They could easily make more pairs of these and/or donate more proceeds but they're using the foundation in a shitty way. The only good thing from these releases is the awareness about the foundations work which would otherwise go unnoticed.
Oh hell ya, my faith in 5s is restored. Sick shoe for a good cause.
Just a heads up... don't trust SoleSeriouss.com for preorders.
Was just refunded on my order a week after the release. Best to go with a reputable seller and not them.
sad story behind these man, yall need to count your blessings because most people aint so lucky. i will try to buy these and wont wear them at all because these in my opinion are a collectors item.
Jordan Brand is just shuttin it down with the Vs this year. I thought there wouldn't be a better release than the Fear V. Then this pops up. Wow
Rest in Peace Isaac...sad to see such a greT work of art being sold for peoples profits,not the hospitals...
RIP. another limited DB release means barely any profits go to the hospital and more for resellers, thats the real sad part, SMH @ Nike.
Need more pics but looks like one of the better color ways of the Doernbecher series! Nice design Isaac, RIP!!!
@KWAPT yes thats sounds all nice but reality is nike is giving all prceeds to the foundation. so they arent making anymoney from these release at all. so if they made a large ammount and used the sme high quality materials... theyd go bankrupt or be in debt
@jhoward You do realize that people buying on the secondary market are scamming hardcore, right? With fake trades that are too good to be true and asking for sellers not to send it with signature confirmation over $250 so they can keep the money and the shoes among others. I'm sure some would have taken you up on the offer except for the fact that you could have bought them for $200 and never donated a thing and they'd be screwed. Tons of people write in saying they only have X much money but they really need X shoes for their dying loved one and to please help them. People really do pull that scam all the time. If you offered to donate before they shipped then that's an entire other story.
@jhoward Nike donates millions to DB. Phil Knight is on the board and helped build the children's wing. Don't think this is the only way they give back. Check out Doernbechers website for more info. This is more about awareness to the program and letting some very special kids get a moment to shine. The effort you tried to make is great - it is too bad that most people would profit off this and only hype the shoe vs. the story.
@CaseyGUNS They should really just do this the same way they did the Air Mag. Have an online auction. If people are going to pay crazy prices for a shoe they want.. Get it direct so the cause that inspired it can actually get the benefit. Re sellers shouldn't get to profit off something inspired by a good cause.
@Jared45 @jhoward I'm fully aware of Nike's donations, I just think the DB releases are a prime opportunity and effortless way for Nike to create more awareness for the foundation by selling more pairs. Why make them limited when they know the public is interested and would love to have them. Sell more, donate more.