The Air Jordan 8 Retro ‘Doernbecher’ from the 2014 Nike Freestyle collection has officially been unveiled, with detailed images seen below. We previously gave you a few looks at the sneaker here and here, and gave you a profile of all of this year’s designers at this article. All of the past Doernbecher sneakers have been about the details and storytelling relating to the child designer, and this year was no exception.
Here’s designer Caden Lambert’s story via Nike:
Caden was diagnosed with Guillain-Barré syndrome, a life-threatening autoimmune disease where the body’s immune system begins to attack the body itself. He’s a magician. A musician. A maker. A dirt bike racer. And an excellent shot with a rubber band.
Caden’s canvas is the Air Jordan 8 Retro, and is full of personal details including words to live by all over the shoe: “Hang Loose”, “Rock On” and “Brave”. Caden has a burning passion for the sport of basketball, his jersey #14 can be seen on the top of the straps while his brothers names Blake and Ryland are written underneath the straps.
The DB 8 retro will release on Sunday November 23rd, for $180 (GS sizes will be $125.) The t-shirt will cost $40 and the hat will be $35. Let us know your thoughts on the shoe in the comments below.