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.