With Doernbecher season right around the corner, we decided to take a look back at two previous Air Jordan releases.
The Air Jordan 1 was part of the 2008 Nike x Doernbecher Freestyle Collection, and was designed by patient Tony Taylor Jr., whom was a Nephrotic Syndrome and a kidney transplant survivor. Highlighting the shoe were palm trees that references to the Bahamas.
Part of the 2011 Nike x Doernbecher Freestyle Collection was the Air Jordan 13 designed by patient John Charles. Built with a patent leather upper in Green with Black snakeskin-embossed overlays along with details including his soccer number, initials, and “Crohn’s” written on the clear portions of the outsole, symbolic of John’s fight to get better.
Looking back at both Doernbecher Air Jordans, which would you consider was the better release? Cast your vote below, and leave your thoughts in the comments section.
Air Jordan 1 Doernbecher
Air Jordan 13 Doernbecher