2017 Doernbecher Freestyle Collection

Nike just unveiled the 2017 Doernbecher Freestyle Collection, the 14th edition which has raised $17 Million for the OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland, Oregon. This years designers got their hands on and got to design the Air Jordan 12, Nike Air More Uptempo, Nike SB Zoom Stefan Janoski, Nike Air Vapormax Flyknit, Nike Air Max Thea Ultra Flyknit and the Nike Air Huarache Run Ultra. The 2017 Doernbecher Freestyle Collection will release November 18th, 2017 on Nike’s SNKRS App and select Nike accounts.


Meet this year’s Nike Doernbecher Freestyle patient-designers are Amyiah Robinson, Andrew Merydith, Brayden Sparkman, Brody Miller, Carissa Navarro and Tylan Hibbard.


2017 Nike Doernbecher Freestyle Collection
November 18th, 2017


Amayiah Robinson, 11

Robinson’s colorful design includes a state map of Oklahoma (where she’s from) on the insole of one shoe and a map of Oregon on the other to symbolize the importance of staying true to her roots.


Andrew Merydith, 15

Merydith’s shoes coordinate perfectly with his favorite green and purple BMX jersey. His initials can be found in a custom logo on the tongue of each shoe, a logo that his Nike design team said he brought to his very first meeting and one that went straight from his sketch to his shoe.


Tylan Hibbard, 15

Because he thinks every fisherman needs a good fishing shoe, Hibbard designed his shoe with nautical details. A school of trophy fish swims against a deep blue background. The laces emulate the ropes used to tie boats to the dock and the sockliner represents a cork bobber. (Consumers will have lace and sockliner options.)


Brayden Sparkman, 13

The prominent display of orange is a nod to Sparkman’s favorite baseball and football teams. His logo, initials and the words “Brayden Strong,” which describe his playing style, also appear on the shoes.


Brody Miller, 11

Miller’s rare brain condition is a villain he battles every day. To help him in the fight, the aspiring comic book artist created Generator Man, an alter ego who shoots healing energy out of his hands. Each forefoot has a lightning bolt, while a glow-in-the-dark outsole reveals the words “Be Strong.”


Carissa Navarro, 9

Her twin sister’s name, Savannah, is on the heel tab of the left shoe (Navarro was born without kidneys and her sister kept her alive in the womb until she could begin dialysis). “She’s the best sister ever!” she says. She finished her look with a pizza slice because, well, she really likes pizza.

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