Nike Air Max 90 (Doernbecher Freestyle Collection 2015)
UPDATE: Just check the smile on that face! On shelves this weekend guys and gals, pencil it into your calendar to keep your weekend cops under control.
Anything's possible! That's the message behind these dazzling Air Max 90s. Stricken with Stage IV kidney failure (once a death sentence for the unfortunate sufferers), 10-year-old Emory Maughan reminds herself to stay positive as she awaits the day she will be blessed with a working kidney. The brave youngster gives a figurative middle finger to the pessimists out there, with her contribution to the 2015 Doernbecher Freestyle Collection a shining example of hope and optimism in the face of adversity. The tongue tags on her design feature a Sasquatch or unicorn, simply because in Emory's words, 'Before I came along, Sasquatch riding a unicorn didn’t exist. Now it does.' The shoe adopts an emerald colour deco, inspired by the ultimate optimist Peter Pan – because 'all it takes is faith and trust!' To really hit the message home, a carefully placed apostrophe in the word 'impossible' on the body of the shoe delivers the inspiring words 'I'm possible'. Add in some reflective laces in honour of her father who has also suffered from kidney problems plus a magical glitter outsole, and you've got yourself one heartwarming sneaker. These are dropping in limited numbers on November 21st at select stateside Nike retailers and on Nike.com (10am EST). They'll be available in both men's and GS sizing, alongside a V-neck tee and Leg-A-See leggings.
- Originally published on November 15, 2015.