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Nike x Doernbecher Freestyle VIII Collection

October 11th, 2011 by | 27 comments

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One could view the underlying message behind the Nike x Doernbecher Freestyle as “Look beyond the surface and see what’s underneath”. The six children chosen for this year’s Doernbecher Freestyle not only stared down the face of their obstacles, but conveyed their messages proudly in their sneakers; Daniel Blair, the designer behind the Air Max 95, says he’s “Just like everyone else.”, while Warang McManus defiantly turns her back on her disease and proudly states “Twice survived”.  Like any piece of treasured art hanging in a museum, each of the hand-selected colorways and details of the Nike x Doernbecher Freestyle VIII tells a personal tale; what makes the six sneakers shown here particularly special is that they all tell one of triumph and victory. Continue reading for a detailed look at all six installments of the Nike x Doernbecher Freestyle 2011 and let us know which of these ‘stories’ resonates with you, and look out for a release of the collection starting on November 5th.

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Nike Doernbecher Freestyle 2011 Collection

October 10th, 2011 by | 36 comments

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All the best things in the sneaker world come back around in cycles, be it the annual Air Jordan and Air Max series or the countless classics revived with retro release runs.  This collaboration, now in its eighth year, has some of both along with the opportunity to help a charitable cause and pick up some of the year’s most playful designs.  The Nike x Doernbecher Freestyle VIII is something sneakerheads knew to expect during the holiday season and our previews of the Air Jordan IV DB were just the top of the iceberg for this six-pair set.  Along with Isiah Scott’s ‘super-’AJIV come Dacia Kasenga’s Nike Shox NZ, Daniel Bair’s Air Max 95s, Warang McManus’ Dunk High Skinny, Anthony Roletto’s V-Rod SBs and Mackenzie Short’s Free Run+ 2s; which one’s the best?  You can see all six after the jump and be sure to stick with Sneaker News for word on their availability following the initial October 8th auction.

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Air Jordan IV Doernbecher GS

October 6th, 2011 by | 35 comments

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Sneakerheads are psyched for the return of the Air Jordan IV in 2012, but before the OG Cements and Military Blues hit retailers next year, there’s a brand new Four in store for late ’11. The Air Jordan IV Doernbecher is part of the eighth collaboration between Nike and the Portland children’s hospital whose young artists came up with the designs for these ‘DB’ edition drops. Jordan Brand gets represented with this otherworldly take on a familiar design, one whose Spike Lee insignias mixed with a melange of laser cut arrows paired with a blacklit colorway has us picturing an alternate universe where MJ was the greatest breakdancer of all time. Add all this together with a Superman crest so real it must’ve been licensed from DC Comics, and you’ve got one of the most bizarre Air Jordan designs ever released; are you brave enough to wear them? Click through to see more angles and stick with Sneaker News for updates on these and all the Nike x Doernbecher Freestyle VIIIrelease dates. via Air-Randy

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Air Jordan IV DB Superman

September 23rd, 2011 by | 87 comments

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It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s Michael Jordan dunking on you and winning championships. Michael Jordan’s superhuman feats on the court are well represented by this year’s Air Jordan IV ‘Doernbecher’, which serves as the unofficial ‘kick-off’ to the looming Air Jordan IV Retro releases for 2012. The Air Jordan IV DB ‘Superman’ features a number of playful colors and details, like the Superman chest logo on the tongue, a comic-book like graphic seen through the translucent outsoles, neon green and blue tones, and most notably, a new ‘Mars Blackmon’ silhouette on the heel, which matches that of Isaiah, the talented young boy who was chosen to design the Air Jordan IV. The entire Nike x Doernbecher Freestyle VIII will be unveiled on October 8th, so stay tuned to Sneaker News for more updates and release information for this charity-driven capsule of sneakers, and let us know what you think of Isaiah’s design. via MarqueeSole.

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Air Jordan IV Doernbecher

September 19th, 2011 by | 201 comments

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Each year since the Doernbecher Freestyle program kicked off, we’ve been treated to an Air Jordan Retro offering in the yearly batch of releases. People have now been speculating for a while that this time around, it would be the Air Jordan IV to receive the Doernbecher treatment, and sure enough, here we have our first look. The DB edition of the Air Jordan IV takes the shoe to places it’s never been with a bold black/royal/bright green color scheme further stylized by some graphic patterns and illustrations, as well as a Superman logo on the tongues. Expect info on the artist and specific inspirations coming soon, but for now, take a look at a nice gallery of pics after the jump and let us know what you think. via Air-Randy

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Air Jordan IV Doernbecher – Holiday 2011

June 14th, 2011 by | 42 comments

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In 2009, the Air Jordan VI was selected as the Air Jordan model for the Doernbecher Freestyle Collection, and what followed that late 2009 release was a slew of Air Jordan VI releases from January to June. Then in 2010, the Air Jordan III was selected for the Doernbecher Freestyle VII, and was released in late December – a release that preceded a number of Air Jordan III drops in 2011. If that is indeed a growing trend, then the news of the Air Jordan IV being included in the next Doernbecher Freestyle Collection makes all the more sense, since the Air Jordan IV White/Cement was confirmed for 2012 (as should other Air Jordan IV releases, considered it is in fact the 23rd Anniversary of the Air Jordan IV).

The Air Jordan III Doernbecher was a standout because it actually kept close to the trademark Chicago Bulls colorway. Keep in mind that these sneakers are designed by children with creative imaginations, going by their own instincts and now what’s ‘expected’ of an Air Jordan shoe. What hasn’t been confirmed is who the lucky young designer is, but what we can expect is the Air Jordan IV Doernbecher to release this Holiday 2011 season. Continue reading for a look at all the past Air Jordan Doernbecher designs and let us know what design/colorway you’d like to see on the Air Jordan IV. via TSG.

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