What is the “Air Jordan Doernbecher”? If you’ve been wondering what the origin of these curiously famous Air Jordan releases are, here’s a quick summary of all the Air Jordan Doernbecher releases that began in 2007.
Among Nike’s various charitable endeavors, their now annual collaboration with the Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Foundation (thus, the nickname ‘Doernbecher’) is certainly the most buzzworthy in sneakerhead circles. Since 2007 the project has been inviting children undergoing treatment at the Doernbecher Pediatric Hospital in Portland to design a small set of sneakers, providing a creative outlet to take their minds off the rough situation they’re in while simultaneously raising money for their cause. Air Jordan models have consistently been in the mix, serving up a handful of those rarer instances where we see outside forces brought in to work on the legacy series silhouettes.
The results have consistently reflected the playful spirits behind them, with the off the wall colorways and material selections being used in favor of classic Chicago Bulls colorways. Now that you understand the history and significance behind the Doernbecher x Air Jordan, hit the gallery below to get a look at the complete set of Air Jordan ‘Doernbecher’ models and let us know which is your favorite – and stay tuned to Jordans Daily as the next Air Jordan Doernbecher gets revealed later this year! Photos: $ronnie$ on eBay
Air Jordan II ‘Doernbecher’
Black/Pro Gold-Lucky Green
Designer: Sheridan Brenton
Air Jordan 1 ‘Doernbecher’
Black/Vivid Blue-White-Varsity Maize
Designer: Tony Taylor Jr.
Air Jordan VI ‘Doernbecher’
Midnight Navy/White-Varsity Red-Metallic Gold
Designer: Jordan Dark
Air Jordan III ‘Doernbecher’
Varsity Red/Metallic Silver-Black
Designer: Cole Johanson
Air Jordan IV ‘Doernbecher’
Black/Old Royal-Electric Green-White
Designer: Isaiah Scott