Since 2003, Nike has partnered with the OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland giving young patients an opportunity to design their very own pair of sneakers, with all of the proceeds going back into the hospital.
Payton Fentress was sidelined for a while in 2010 when he was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease and colitis. Eight years later, he has the disease under control with the help of monthly medication infusions at Doernbecher. “They’re so nice there,” he said. “The doctors always remember my name, and I like hanging out with the therapy dogs.” Now that he’s feeling better, this friendly, outgoing kid is back to enjoying his all-time favorite meal, a hamburger and fries. He also loves practicing his guitars (he plays both acoustic and electric) and dreams of traveling to Japan someday. A true sports fan, his Zoom Fly SP is a walking hall of fame, paying homage to some of the greatest moments of his favorite teams. (Like the championship dates of the Portland Trail Blazers and the Chicago Cubs.)
Nike Zoom Fly Doernbecher Release Date
Look for the Nike Zoom Fly SP “Doernbecher” to release on December 14th at select Nike Sportswear retailers and Nike.com. The retail price tag is set at $170 USD.
Color: White/Habanero Red-Green Shock-Blue Hero
Style Code: BV8734-100
Release Date: December 14, 2018
UPDATE: New photos of Payton Fentress’ Nike Zoom Fly DB Sample. Photos: @hanzuying