Nike releases charitable kicks
New kicks for a cause? Finally, Nike released a pair that you can wear while knowing you're making the world a better place, one stride at a time.
The company has been working with patients at the Oregon Health & Science University Doernbecher Children's Hospital for ten years now to make their sneaker designing dreams come true, Freshness magazine reported. The newest release from the Doernbecher Freestyle Project is an update of a shoe designed by Lance Dillion that originally came out in 2007. With the Nike Dunk Low shape as a base, the sneakers featured olive green and taupe leather with laser-etched cream detailing that looks like graffiti. Look for the names of his family members who helped him through cancer, as well, which are stamped alongside words like "fight," and "warrior." The Doernbecher x Nike Dunk Low by Lance Dillon will hit stores on Aug. 31.
According to the Doernbecher Children's Hospital Foundation's website, the project has come a long way since it was launched, raising more than $6 million for hospital construction, care for kids without health insurance, clinical programs and other expenses.
There's a reason Dillion chose the classic Nike Dunk Low's for his canvas. If you can't wait to get a pair on your feet, head to a Jimmy Jazz store or JimmyJazz.com for instant satisfaction.
If you could design your own pair of sneakers, what would they look like?