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Nike Doernbecher Freestyle 2008 Collection

Nike Doernbecher Freestyle 2008 Collection

Just days after reporting the first of the Nike Doernbecher Freestyle collection, we get a look at the rest of the models. As noted before, Nike and the Jordan Brand began teaming up with the Doernbecher Children’s Hospital just last year.

They presented a variety of sneakers designed by patients with the proceeds of the sales going toward the hospital. The Air Jordan 1 “Mr. Bobber” designed by Tony Taylor Jr. was posted a few days, the whole collection can be seen above. The Doernbecher Freestyle 2008 Collection will be available exclusively at Niketown and Nike.com on November 14th.

Name: Brandi Berger, 15 

Hometown: Albany, Oregon 

Health issue: Diabetes 

Personal: Basketball fan, farm girl, exercise addict 

Shoe facts: Air Force 1 that pays homage to some of 

Brandi’s top passions: hoops, health . . . and heifers! 

Winning auction bid: $8,000 


Name: Colin Couch, 18 

Hometown: Oregon City, Oregon 

Health issue: Heart condition 

Personal: Chef, actor, artist, raconteur 

Shoe facts: White Air Force 1 with lasered-on doodle 

patterns and the artist’s signature bow tie. 

Winning auction bid: $8,000 


Name: Emily Giersch, 17 

Hometown: Oregon City, Oregon 

Health issue: Neurosurgery 

Personal: Born performer, elephant lover, dreamer 

Shoe facts: Nike Free Mary Jane slip-ons inspired by 

the surf, sun and sand of Hawaii. 

Winning auction bid: $7,000 


Name: Tony Taylor, 16 

Hometown: Portland, Oregon 

Health issue:  Kidney transplant 

Personal: Super-fan, sneaker head, wise guy 

Shoe facts: Ultra-collectible Air Jordan Retro 1 with 

a tropical twist, plus a cartooned nod to Tony’s alter 

ego: Mr. Boober! 

Winning auction bid: $12,500 


Name: Staci Wright, 16 

Hometown: Eugene, Oregon 

Health issues: Cancer 

Personal: Shopaholic, globe-trotter, guardian angel 

Shoe facts: Splashy Air Zoom Vomero+ 3 loaded with 

colorful symbols of Staci’s triumph over disease. 

Winning auction bid: Two pairs sold for $20,000 each

Brian Betschart
Brian Betschart
Founder and Editor of SF, Brian is considered an expert when it comes to sneakers. Collecting since he was in elementary school, his collection has grown to over 500 pairs and counting. Brian has published articles since 2004, and in 2006, he decided to create Sneaker Files.

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