Make-A-Wish Patient Designs His Own Air Jordan 4
Teenage cancer survivor Peyton Smith has been given a gift to remember from the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Jordan Brand: he was invited to Nike headquarters in Beaverton to design his very own Air Jordan 4.
Peyton took to the Gram to share his experience, as well as shots of the final product. We must say – they look pretty dope!
‘Today is a very special day because exactly one year ago today I did a once in a lifetime opportunity that was my Make-A-Wish,’ says Smith. ‘What I did for my wish due to my passion and love for everything sneakers was to visit Nike Headquarters out in Oregon and design a shoe of my very own; that shoe being an Air Jordan.’
The blue, grey and white palette nods to the Air Force lineup, while unique features like ‘Air Peyton’ behind the tongues, Nike Cancer Ribbon on the heels, printed locations where Peyton has lived, and WW2 fighter planes insoles all working to make this rare pair extra special.
Initially, the pair was intended to be a one-of-one, but Jordan Brand were kind enough to deck out Peyton’s whole family with three extra pairs.
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I present the Make-A-Wish Air Jordan 4. This right here is such a special sneaker to me because I designed every last detail on this shoe and I am proud to say that I finally have a shoe of my very own design. There are many different elements and details on this shoe. This shoe is based of the The US Air Force colors of Blue, Grey, and white due to my life of being in an Air Force family as well as the Nike Cancer Ribbon as seen on the back of the shoe which is also my very own design. Also included are the places that I have lived starting from where I was born in Oklahoma spanning all the way to my last place I lived Vermont. The last few details Include the inside of the show where you can see a patch that says Air Peyton a nod to the GOAT Air Jordan. Lastly you have the insole which takes inspiration from WW2 fighter planes and the art on the side. This was such an amazing opportunity and I am forever Grateful to be a part of this and have my VERY OWN SHOE!! It has always been a dream ever since I got into sneakers and I want to thank Make-A-Wish for helping me make my dream reality. The cherry on top was definitely getting to meet Tinker Hatfield the father of the Air Jordan’s. Lastly the biggest surprise was that originally these shoes were supposed to be a 1 of 1 sneaker but Jordan Brand was kind enough to make 4 pairs for my family. • • #nike #jordan #jordanbrand #doernbecher #hype #makeawish #airforce #nikeair