Nike’s innovative and unique Doernbecher Freestyle Program was formally launched back in 2003. Over the course of 14 years, 85 of the young patients of the OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital have received the opportunity designing their very own Jordan Brand and Nike sneaker iterations. A total of $17 million have been successfully raised for the hospital through the sales of those sneakers. The release of the Doernbecher collection, which includes varying sneakers from Jordan Brand and Nike, has become an annual occurrence and tradition. In addition to this year’s brand new, annual Doernbecher releases, this year’s collection will mark the comeback of the Air Jordan 6 from 2009.
Who Designed The Air Jordan 6 “Doernbecher”?
Hence, this year’s Air Jordan releases 2018 will include this returning “Doernbecher” colorway. This Air Jordan 6 “Doernbecher” was designed by Jordan Dark, a 12-year-old boy from Mount Angel, Oregon, suffering from Ewing’s Sarcoma. For the color scheme of this iteration, Jordan had chosen the team colors of the Atlanta Braves. The iteration also featured the Chicago Bulls’ pre-game phrase “What Time Is It” and also references Jordan’s chemotherapy dates. The Charity Auction price of the original pair that Jordan Dark had designed was $12,000. The Air Jordan 6 “Doernbecher” eventually retailed at a price of $165 on November 14th, 2009.
The Air Jordan 6 “Doernbecher” Is Returning In 2018
In addition to this returning Air Jordan 6 iteration, the 2018 Nike Doernbecher Freestyle Collection includes an Air Force 1 Low GS, an Air Max 97, a women’s Air Force 1 Low, and a Zoom Fly SP. It is not common for a previous colorway to return as a part of the collection, which makes the return of this iteration quite special. Like the original, its suede uppers are going to be predominantly dressed up predominantly in Midnight Navy along with Metallic Gold-, Varsity Red- and White-colored accents, while being equipped with clear, translucent outsoles. The 2018 Nike Doernbecher Freestyle Collection will reportedly join November’s Air Jordan releases 2018.