August 9, 2012 BY John Kim
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.