For 17-year old identical twins Kira and Kate Smith, the Nike Dunk Sky Hi was their silhouette of choice when asked to participate in the “Doernbecher Freestyle” program. Designed with a touch of elegance, this sneaker reflects the imagination and style of a young fashionista.
Kira loves frills and lace, performance and poetry. At 17, she’s already an accomplished dancer and an aspiring designer with an impressive portfolio of sketches. And though she may sometimes be mistaken for her identical twin Kate, there’s no mistaking her one-of-a-kind Nike Dunk Sky High. Inspired by her love for Victorian fashion and a playful fascination with Alice in Wonderland, Kira’s one-of-a-kind Nike struts its stuff with lace embossing, ribbon laces, and a corset detail up the heel. The outsole features Kira’s hand-drawn graphics and a quote from a certain Cheshire cat that reads, we’re all mad here. Kira said proudly, “It’s been an honor to represent patients with mental illness.”
As with other members of the Nike x Doernbecher “10th Anniversary” Collection, look for the Nike Dunk Sky Hi “Doernbecher” to release in limited quantities beginning November 9, 2013 online through the Nike Store. Stay tuned for more.