The Air Jordan 15 “Doernbecher” Draws Inspiration From Dragon Ball Z

The Nike x Doernbecher Freestyle 2018 Collection includes one of the latest, upcoming Air Jordan releases 2018 that is inspired by an anime. Nike officially unveiled the Doernbecher Freestyle 2018 Collection several days ago. Like last year’s collection, the collection consists of six different sneakers, each designed by a young patient from the OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. These sneakers include Air Force 1 Low, Air Max 97, Air Max 270, SB Dunk Pro Low, and the Zoom Fly SP. Also a part of the collection is an Air Jordan 15 iteration designed by Donovon Dinneen and he drew inspiration from a character from his favorite anime, Dragon Ball Z.

Donovon Dinneen – The Boy Behind The Air Jordan 15 “Doernbecher”

Donovon was just 10 years old when he successfully underwent kidney transplant earlier this year in Portland at the OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. He was suffering from kidney disease as a result of contract a bacterial meningococcal disease back in 2010, which also resulted in several amputations. Donovon received the kidney from a 45-year-old woman named Tiffany Spohn from Glendale, California. Following the kidney transplant, Donovon will now be able to lead a healthier and longer life, and will no longer have to undergo dialysis on a regular basis. Along with this fresh start, Donovan wound up being selected to design a sneaker from the Doernbecher Freestyle 2018 Collection.

What Character From Dragon Ball Z DoesThis Air Jordan 15 Draw Inspiration From?

It turns out that Donovon Dinneen’s favorite character from Dragon Ball Z is Super Shenron, or the “Super Divine Dragon,” a gigantic and magical dragon with a golden body. Hence, the all-Black suede uppers of this Air Jordan 15 iteration have a dragon scale pattern embossed onto them. Furthermore, glossy Metallic Gold appears over the heels and soles. Using his creativity, Donovon also incorporated details about his family into the graphics that appear on the Air Jordan 15 he designed. Next month, Donovon Dinneen’s “Doernbecher” sneaker will be joining the Air Jordan releases 2018 that are a part of Jordan Brand’s Holiday Season collection.

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Release Details

Air Jordan 15 Doernbecher
Style Code: BV7107-017
Release Date: December 14th, 2018
Retail Price: $190

 

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