One of the most popular Air Jordan legacy silhouettes? Check. A premium look and feel? Check. A glow in the dark element that’s always welcome among sneaker collectors? Check. Best of all, the kicks pay tribute to 2012 Doernbecher Freestyle Program patient Isaac Arzate and his family, with all proceeds from sales of the shoes benefitting OHSU Doernbecher. And Isaac’s Nike x Doernbecher Air Jordan V are set to release tomorrow, launching at select Nike locations (through Nike Store Twitter RSVPs) and online. These instant classics feature a number of unique details that salute the shoe’s designer Isaac Arzate, who tragically passed away in April 2012. Isaac’s 9 baseball jersey number 31 basketball number appear on the left and right shoe, respectively, while Isaac’s initials, and the dates of his birth and passing, appear on the inside of the tongue. Finally, the upper features the words of a poem in black light ink that Isaac wrote just a day before is passing, and each pair comes with a flashlight to complete the glow-in-the-dark effect, inspired by Isaac’s love of video games. Check out detailed looks below.
Release Date: September 14, 2013 (Tomorrow)