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September 19th, 2013 by Sneaker News / 10
Next weekend will mark the full reveal of this year’s Doernbecher Freestyle set of sneakers from Nike. The shoes have been a yearly highlight in the sneaker world ever since the project’s 2003 debut, but here’s some info if you’re unfamiliar: Nike invites a group of patients from the Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in their native Portland to pitch in on sneaker design, crafting their own whimsical shoes that are in turn sold in limited quantities, with all the benefits thereof going to charity. Before we’re collectively filled in on what else is to come from this year’s group (In addition to the already released Air Jordan 5 designed by the late Isaac Arzate) we thought it would be interesting to call out some models that could best benefit from the Doernbecher Freestyle program.
While the Air Jordan release amongst the collection inevitably ends up the most coveted of the bunch, the rest of the set still serves up plenty of interesting, eye-catching designs that disappear quickly from stock. But is it time for Nike to broaden the range of silhouettes available? Should they slide a signature model from Nike Basketball in there for once, or maybe add in a new Nike Sportswear model that has only recently gained steam? The Sneaker News team has compiled a list of suggestions for 2013’s Doernbecher Freestyle sneakers from Nike, so read on to see what we’ve picked out and check out the quick introduction of this year’s Doernbecher designers below.
Stay tuned for the complete reveal of the 2013 10th anniversary collection of Doernbecher Freestyle on Saturday, September 28th.