Be Sociable, Share!

Nike has provided us with an official look at the upcoming “Doernbecher” Air Jordan  5 Retro, and they have never looked better. Created as a tribute to OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital patient Isaac Arzate, this sneaker was designed by Isaac’s family using sketches created before his passing. It features a black patent leather upper with white accents and an icy clear sole. A poem written by Isaac can be seen in the dark on the upper. Glow-in-the-dark material has also been used on the sole, eyelets, and netting. Isaac’s basketball and baseball numbers have been embroidered on the heel, while the date of his passing is marked on the inside of the tongue.  As usual, all proceeds will go to the OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital.

The Doernbecher Air Jordan 5 Retro is scheduled to release this Saturday, September 14. Availability will be limited to Niketown locations, as well as Nike.com. As most of you are already aware, these will be incredibly difficult to acquire. If you’d like to relieve yourself of stress and potential frustration, they are already available on eBay. Here’s a direct link to the listings.

Nike and OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital are proud to pay tribute to 2012 Doernbecher Freestyle Program patient Isaac Arzate and his family with the release of the limited-edition Doernbecher Air Jordan V Retro.

Isaac Arzate was a talented young athlete who pitched a no-hitter in baseball and savored an undefeated season in basketball. In January 2012 Isaac suffered a cardiac arrest at basketball practice and was sent from Salem to OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, where doctors discovered a previously undetected abnormality that is one of the most common causes for heart attacks in young people.

After recovering from open-heart surgery, Isaac was invited by OHSU Doernbecher to be part of the 2012 Freestyle program. During his rehabilitation from surgery, he began sketching designs for an Air Jordan V Retro, highlighting his interests and experiences. He also became well enough to don his jersey and watch his basketball team from the bleachers, occasionally getting to shoot around during breaks in the game. Then in April 2012, 12-year-old Isaac tragically suffered a second heart attack, and did not survive.

Deeply saddened by his tragic passing but inspired by his passion and spirit, Nike and OHSU Doernbecher invited Isaac’s family to work together to finish the design that Isaac had started. Using Isaac’s original sketches as a guide and some more his parents found, they created a design reflecting Isaac’s vision and incorporating design elements that represented the things that mattered most to him in his life:

  • Isaac’s jersey numbers, 9 for baseball on the upper of the left shoe and 31 for basketball on the right.
  • 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.
  • 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 V 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.

The Doernbecher Freestyle Project partners Nike designers and developers with patients from OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital who have battled serious illness to create shoes that reflect their unique personalities and experiences. Nike and OHSU Doernbecher will unveil the 2013 10th anniversary collection of Doernbecher Freestyle Saturday, Sept. 28.
Air Jordan 5 (V) DB
Color: Black/Black-White
Style: 633068-010
Release: 09/14/2013
Price: $180.00

2010 Nike Air Jordan 3 Retro Doernbecher Size 13 Deadstock DB III OG 5 V 4 IV 11

$645.00
End Date: Monday Sep-18-2017 18:58:46 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $645.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

NIKE AIR JORDAN 5 V BLACK METALLIC 14 OREGON TOKYO 845035 003 DOERNBECHER BIN

$187.59
End Date: Saturday Aug-26-2017 10:35:03 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $187.59
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Nike Air Jordan V 5 Retro DB DOERNBECHER Sz 10 Free Ship 633068 010 Max One I 1

$827.77
End Date: Thursday Aug-24-2017 19:42:40 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $827.77
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

NIKE AIR JORDAN V 5 RETRO DB DOERNBECHER BLACK SILVER GREY 633068-010 7.5 – 14

$1,199.99
End Date: Monday Sep-4-2017 8:50:12 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $1,199.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Air Jordan Retro 7 VII Doernbecher DB MEN’S & GS Size 3.5y-13 Damien LIMITED

$349.99
End Date: Wednesday Sep-13-2017 13:41:35 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $349.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

DS Air Jordan 5 Doernbecher Brand New 100% Authentic

$1,250.00
End Date: Thursday Sep-7-2017 8:13:11 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $1,250.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Nike Air Jordan 5 Retro OG Black Metallic Silver 845035-003 SUPREME Doernbecher

$162.60
End Date: Friday Sep-15-2017 8:12:53 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $162.60
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

AIR JORDAN RETRO 5 V 1999 2000 BLACK METALLIC SIZE 8 doernbecher 7 11 space jam

$228.88
End Date: Tuesday Sep-19-2017 21:05:46 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $228.88
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

NIKE AIR JORDAN 5 RETRO V DB DOERNBECHER ISAAC ISAAC’S SHOE – WITH RECEIPT

$1,149.90
End Date: Friday Aug-25-2017 11:16:16 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $1,149.90
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

DS sz 13 Nike Air Jordan V 5 Retro Bel Air . doernbecher laser ls dmp toro iv

$539.89
End Date: Wednesday Aug-30-2017 21:29:15 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $539.89
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Nike Air Jordan V 5 Retro DB DOERNBECHER Sz 7.5 Free Ship 633068-010

$874.99
End Date: Sunday Aug-27-2017 11:56:52 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $874.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

AIR JORDAN RETRO 5 V 1999 2000 BLACK METALLIC SIZE 10 doernbecher 7 11 space jam

$375.00
End Date: Wednesday Sep-6-2017 10:19:35 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $375.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

NIKE AIR JORDAN 5 RETRO V DB DOERNBECHER ISAAC ISAAC’S SHOE – WITH RECEIPT

$1,999.90
End Date: Friday Aug-25-2017 11:16:16 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $1,999.90
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Nike Air Jordan Retro XIII DB 13 Doernbecher Emerald Green Volt Ice Black Pick 5

$275.00
End Date: Thursday Sep-7-2017 18:00:11 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $275.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Nike Air Jordan Retro X DB 10 Doernbecher Black Gym Red Size 5 Youth

$199.00
End Date: Thursday Sep-7-2017 17:56:07 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $199.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Nike Air Jordan 5 Retro DB “Doernbecher” Black/White-Black Size 10.5 633068-010

$1,575.00
End Date: Saturday Sep-2-2017 19:44:51 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $1,575.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

DS Air Jordan Retro 7 Doernbecher DB 8.5 11 6 4 1 bred 5 v toro concord royal og

$499.00
End Date: Sunday Sep-10-2017 9:05:33 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $499.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Nike Air Jordan 5 Doernbecher Size 12 Retro V DB Dornbecker Black 633068-010 DS

$1,617.30
End Date: Friday Sep-1-2017 21:23:42 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $1,617.30
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Air Jordan 5 Retro DB “Doernbecher” – 633068 010

$1,250.00
End Date: Saturday Sep-9-2017 13:17:14 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $1,250.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Nike Air Jordan Retro V 5 DB Doernbecher Black White 633068 010 OVO Supreme 7.5

$2,495.23
End Date: Monday Aug-21-2017 18:34:30 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $2,495.23
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Be Sociable, Share!