Nike teams up with Doernbecher Children’s Hospital each year for Doernbecher Freestyle where Doernbecher patients are selected to work with Nike’s creatives to produce their own take on famous Nike sneaker models. This is the sixth year of the project and once again funds will be raised from the sales of these shoes that will benefit the hospital and its many young patients.
Here is a preview from one of the six selected young designers, Collin Callsen from Stayton, Oregon who is known as a man on the go. Collin has chosen to use the P-ROD 3 skate shoes in cool white and blue tones. From far this shoe looks simple but it is hidden with more details when viewed close up with blue tonal camouflage on the Swoosh and on the outsole. Patent blue leather toe section is laser engraved with motocross bikes and cross bones giving it a boyish look. The sneaker is finished off with grey shoe laces and blue inner lining.
Collin is diagnosed with a Burkitt’s lymphoma which commonly affects children and is a highly aggressive type of B-cell lymphoma that often starts and involves body parts other than lumph nodes. In spite of its fast growing nature, Burkitt’s lymphoma is often curable with modern intensive therapies.
These Doernbecher Freestyle shoes will be available at Niketown stores nationwide and online at Nike website.