The Air Jordan 3 “Doernbecher”
The Doernbecher Freestyle Series collection offers some very creative sneakers, however in limited amounts. The Air Jordan 3 “Doernbecher” is no different. With the namesake of an Oregon children’s hospital, the retro 3 “Doernbecher” was designed by an 11 year old patient by the name of Cole Johanson. This addition to the Doernbecher series of sneakers was released in 2010.
The Doernbecher Freestyle Series is a collection of limited edition sneakers that are designed by the patients of the Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland, Oregon.
The Air Jordan 3 “Doernbecher” sports a varsity red graphic material on the upper part. The mid-sole hosts a metallic silver and black. Meanwhile, the lower sole of the shoe is an icy translucency. The contrast between the metallic finish of the mid-sole and the transparent bottom make for a head-turning sneaker.
Compared to the past releases from the Doernbecher collection, the Air Jordan 3’s are a bit more subtle. There are some details to point out such as some of Cole’s favorite foods etched under the heel tabs, and the bright red foot beds that read “Strength Courage”. Purchase or pass? I would have to pass on these. Don’t get me wrong they are a clean sneaker, but they’re just not my style.
Overall, the Doernbecher’s are a pretty dope sneaker. They’re not too peculiar like the past Jordan Doernbecher’s, but they still have that different flavor to them. However, in comparison to the past Doernbecher releases the Air Jordan 3 “Doernbecher” is a very meaningful sneaker that anyone would be proud to rock.