September 28th, 2013 by Brendan Dunne
Remember our piece regarding which models should next to get the Doernbecher treatment? Among the silos suggested was the Nike SB Zoom Stefan Janoski, that skate shoe that’s becoming more and more of a staple as the seasons progress. Well, it turns out that shoe is indeed in the midst this year thanks to one Ross Hathaway. The youngster outfitted his Doernbecher Freestyle release with geometric shapes styled after his rock collection, some palm tree icons, lungs on the icy outsoles, and more. Get the full story on Ross Hathaway’s Nike Zoom Stefan Janoski Doernbecher creation and stay tuned to Sneaker News to find out when this year’s Doernbecher Freestyle group from Nike will hit stores.
Update: The Nike Zoom Stefan Janoski “Doernbecher” will release on November 9, 2013.
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Ross Hathaway, 11
Nike Zoom Stefan Janoski and AW7 Crew
Not only can Ross land a 180 on his skis and pull some pretty cool moves on his skateboard, he even has black belt in Tae Kwon Do. Pretty impressive for any kid—especially impressive for one who has lived with cystic fibrosis since he was in kindergarten. But instead of letting it slow him down, Ross and his family have thrown their energy into raising money for cystic fybrosis research. Now Ross is excited to share his passion and story with a far larger market—one that’s going to be clamoring for his Nike Zoom Stefan Janoski skate shoe. He says he carefully considered his audience when coming up with the design. “As a skater, I thought a lot about how it would look against the board,” he explained. The result is a shoe that Janoski himself would be proud to roll in. The uppers feature dimensional pops of color inspired by the crystals in Ross’ rock collection. You’ll find a pair of lungs on the outsole; inside, a digital rose is a nod to 65 Roses, (which is what some kids call their disease since it’s easier to pronounce.) And just for good measure, Ross threw a couple of palm trees around the logo to reflect his love of tropical places.