Zoe Taaffe designed the upcoming Nike Dunk Low ‘Doernbecher’ was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease that causes severe inflammation of the blood vessels. It’s so rare, that only one in 1.2 million pediatric patients have it.
Stabilizing Zoe required multiple blood transfusions, plasma transfusions, steroids, and chemotherapy. While the long hospital stays weren’t much fun, they did provide Zoe with an up-close look at her chosen profession.
“I’ve always loved the medical field, and originally I wanted to be a surgeon,” Zoe explained. “But after being in the hospital, I decided that I want to be a nurse. My nursing team has a special place in my heart because they really showed me the meaning of kindness and compassion. That’s the kind of positivity I’d like to bring to the medical field.”
Zoe’s positivity is apparent everywhere on her Nike Dunk Low. At first glance, it just looks like a cool tribute to her favorite team, the Oregon Ducks. But look closely, and you’ll notice Zoe’s name cleverly hidden in the zebra-like print. Look even closer and you’ll realize that it’s more than a zebra print; it’s a subtle nod to the stretch marks that the steroids created on Zoe’s body. Following, the pair features a glow-in-the-dark outsole, Oregon Duck-inspired nursing symbol on the insole, interchangeable Swoosh logos, and fearless on the laces.
Nike Dunk Low Doernbecher Release Details
You can expect the Nike Dunk Low ‘Doernbecher’ to release at select retailers and Nike.com on April 30th. The retail price is $100. As soon as we have more information, we will make sure to update you. For now, scroll below for more photos that will give you a closer look.
Release Date: April 30, 2022
Style Code: DR7305-100