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 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