Most people think of sneakers as sneakers. Well every sneaker comes with a story. Don’t just look at a pair of new Jordan’s, and be like” oh there just a pair of sneakers”. No they’re a story, they can’t tell you so you have to look them up yourself. Look up their story and you’ll be surprised what is read! Told from nike themselves they tell this kids story!
In the inside of the tongue features Isaac’s initials, and the dates of his birth and passing.
Several parts of the shoe glow in the dark, including the eyelets, lace toggle, outsole, Nike Air unit and quarter panels. A cool design to put on a sneaker, make these one of a kind, make them something out of everyones dreams.
The upper features the words of a poem in black light ink that Isaac wrote just a day before he passed away. Some of the words include: “My team. My family. We are brothers forever. No matter what.”
Each pair includes a flashlight to complete the glow-in-the-dark effect, inspired by Isaac’s love of video games. “We’ve been honored to work with Isaac’s family and thank them for their courage to complete the project in the name of their son and to support the much-needed fundraising efforts for Doernbecher,” said Michael Doherty, Nike’s Global Creative Presentation Director and member of the Doernbecher Foundation Board of Directors. In 2004, Doherty and his then-teenage son proposed the idea of the Doernbecher Freestyle Program as a creative way to raise awareness and funds for the children’s hospital, while empowering its young patients through design. Limited quantities of the Doernbecher Air Jordan 5 Retro will be sold on Nike.com and at Nike retail locations across the country beginning Saturday, Sept. 14, with all proceeds from sales of the shoes benefitting OHSU Doernbecher. To date, the program has raised more than $6 million to help expand pioneering research, support clinical care, purchase state-of-the-art equipment, recruit new experts and help cover the cost of care for families most in need.
Now before you say anything about jordans, all of them have a story to them!