Maylee Phelps, who designed the NikeCourt Zoom Vapor Cage 4 “Doernbecher”, was born with spina bifida, a condition where the spine and spinal cord fails to develop properly.
Despite having a disability, she’s an accomplished junior wheelchair tennis player, currently ranked #11 in the world, and hopes to represent the United States in the 2028 Los Angeles Paralympics.
Maylee’s NikeCourt Zoom Vapor Cage 4 is loaded with personal touches, like hand-drawn stars and a cool marbled outsole featuring all her favorite colors. To help bring awareness to adaptive athletics, she included a spine graphic on the tongue as well as a blue spina bifida ribbon on the heel. Along the midsole, you’ll find a reminder to Keep Pushing no matter what life throws your way. “That phrase helps keep me motivated on the court and in life,” Maylee explained. “I thought it might help other people, too.”
NikeCourt Zoom Vapor Cage 4 Doernbecher Release Date
Look for the NikeCourt Zoom Vapor Cage 4 “Doernbecher” to release on April 30th at select retailers and Nike.com. The retail price tag is set at $150 USD.
Style Code: DR6253-500
Release Date: April 30, 2022