It’s seems like every week you hear about a new sneaker release from Nike, people rush out and camp for days or line up hours in advance in front of their local sneaker retailers just for the new special edition Air force 1’s, Retro Jordans, SB Dunks etc, etc. I myself being a self-proclaimed “sneaker head” know exactly what that feeling is like, getting that new pair of whatever you have been eyeing for months on end, plotting on which store might have the least amount of people lined up, or which store might have a larger number of sizes than the other, all as to increase your odds on getting that pair.
I am not a fan of camping or standing in line for hours to get a pair of sneakers but, lets not get it twisted. I have stood in line for many hours in my time and with the way the sneaker game has been going I will be doing it again many more times to get that Pair. ( I Will Never Camp out for a day or more.
With that being said, this will be one of if not the only time I will endorse camping out for a pair of sneakers. On 11/30/2012 Nike will be releasing the IX edition of it’s highly sought after Doernbecher Colection. In which six pairs of beautiful crafted, highly limited edition sneakers will be sold at select Nike retailers with 100% of the proceeds going to the Doernbecher Hospital Oregon Health & Science University.
“Doernbecher Freestyle was created in 2004 when Michael Doherty, Nike’s Creative Director of Global Brand Presentations and Doernbecher Foundation board member, was talking to his son, Connor, about ways to raise money for the Hospital. Connor had the idea of having Nike create shoes and sell them to raise funds. Michael then invited one of Nike’s shoe designers to take a tour of the hospital to inspire him to design a pair of shoes for Doernbecher. It was designer Marcus Tayui’s vision to see patients design the shoes with the proceeds benefiting the hospital that in many cases has saved their lives. Now in its ninth year, this extraordinary program has raised over $5 million for the hospital, which uses the funds for everything from clinical programs and hospital construction to providing care for uninsured children.” – Oregon Health & Science University
Six super strong kids-(scroll down to read the bios on all 6 Kids) who are either suffering from or have had very traumatic medical issues, got to help first hand in the designing of six very different but equally beautiful sneakers: Nike SB High, Men Nike Free Run+2, Women’s Nike Free Run+2, Nike Air Force 1, Nike Air Max 90 and a Jordan Retro 9. Click Here– to see all the kids with their sneaker and their designer –Via Nike
We have all spent money one time or another to have an item of clothing that from the time you put it on, it is an instantly a talked about piece. Well look no further than any one of these six sneakers. It will instantly draw attention to you and it’s all for a great cause. What item of clothing do you own you can honestly say that about? Plus how can you deny a cause like this, not a partial percentage but 100% of all profits will got to helping the hospital. If your able to get your hand on a pair be very happy it was for a great cause and you made a whole lot of “sneaker heads” jealous. I know what pair I’ll be gunning for what about you? Happy Hunting, collectors and non-collectors alike.