Back near the end of October, Nike and the Portland, Oregon-based OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital unveiled 2015’s twelfth annual Doernbecher Freestyle collection. The collection marked the Jordan release a special Air Jordan 13 iteration that was created by one of the six chosen patients from the hospital. However, while the six sneakers from the collection ended up hitting the shelves, Jordan Brand and Nike collectively worked on an exclusive colorway of another Air Jordan model. The model was the Air Jordan 12 and one of the twelve pairs that were created has become available on retail.
The twelve exclusive Air Jordan 12 pairs were actually donated to the OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. Mark Smith himself had designed each individual pair and he had applied Tinker Hatfield’s original sketches onto the upper of the kicks. The initial design elements that Tinker Hatfield had come up with were also printed on each box that would contain a single pair. In fact, both Mark and Tinker even individually autographed all of the boxes as well. Considering that twelve pairs were created, the Air Jordan 12 rendition was dubbed “DB Dozen” and each special-edition sneaker was eventually auctioned via a series of eBay sales.
The special-edition “DB Dozen” iterations were not whipped up from just about any version of the Air Jordan 12; rather Mark Smith had utilized the “Gamma” colorway of the model as the base. While a proper retail Jordan release 2015 of these sneakers never took place, one of the pairs is surprisingly now available at an outrageously high price at Flight Club. While the base is basically the Air Jordan 12 “Gamma,” but one side of the sneaker features Tinker Hatfield’s sketch work and the other side sports his autograph. As for the price, the size 17 pair of the Air Jordan 12 “DB Dozen” that can now be found at Flight Club can be copped for no less than $11,000.