After last year’s hiatus due to COVID, Nike resumed its annual Doernbecher Freestyle program with a “What The” creation. Reviewing the classic Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG, the “What The” Doernbecher edition is a tribute to the 14 designers/patients who contributed to the history of the OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital program. The sneakers are made through a mix of elements already presented at previous editions of the charity initiative.
For the 17th year, a pair of only 17 pairs of Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “What The” will be auctioned at the Virtually Freestyle event on February 25th. All proceeds will benefit patients and staff of OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. Since the beginning of 2003, Nike and the Doernbecher Freestyle event raised over $ 29 million for OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital to fund its activities to support young patients in Oregon, southwest Washington, and beyond.
“This year, we have not been able to have designers/patients here with us, but that didn’t stop us from celebrating. It’s an annual time that kids, the sneaker community, and Doernbecher mark on their calendars. As are all of us in the company,” says Eric Sandy, Jordan Brand’s Director of Color Design. “This edition is an opportunity to celebrate former patients/designers and their inspiring stories, gathered in those details of ‘What The’.”
In the following gallery, all the details of the 14 designers/patients found space on the spectacular Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “What The”.
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