November 29, 2012 BY John Kim
Can you imagine if all your childhood interests were harnessed for a collaborative sneaker release? That sort of busy design reflecting the mind of a youngster has been the calling card of the Doernbecher x Nike project for a while now, exemplified once again on the Nike Free Run 2 here. The Grant Olsen design puts on some exotic colors, a glow in the dark speckle, and a few personal touches pointing towards his interest. Get more info after the jump and cop the Nike Free Run 2+ ‘Doernbecher’ tomorrow at Nike locations.
Nike Free Run+ 2 DB
Blue Glow/Reflective Silver-Royal Blue-Bright Crimson
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When Grant Olsen (11) was six years old, his mom and dad found a lump in his neck that turned out to be acute lymphoblastic leukemia. These days Grant is feeling much better and is back to playing sports and practicing his electric guitar. Grant’s design includes his personal logo on the tongue that features a lizard (one of his favorite animals), an electric guitar, his initials and the words “Do not fear or be dismayed.” Grant has earned straight A’s in school for as long as he can remember, and his favorite vacation spot is Hawaii. So his Nike design advisor asked a friend, who happened to be vacationing in Hawaii, to take a photo of an A+ written in the sand on a beach, which appears on the sock liner. Grant’s love of outer space is also highlighted on his shoe with the glow-in-the-dark space speckles. Grant’s inspiration for the colors of his shoe come from a photo of an exotic bird he saw in a design book.
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