Every year around this time, Nike designers and developers team up with Doernbecher patients who have fought serious illnesses to build a shoe that’s one-of-a-kind. The children are the actual designers, choosing the colors, styles and materials that reflect their stories and personalities. The models that have been worked on range from Huraches and Roshes, to the sacred Air Jordan and LeBron designs. They have all been met with positive remarks and are out-of-this-world with the creativity displayed.
One of the models being worked on is the Nike Air More Uptempo that was worn and made famous by Scottie Pippen. The model is seeing a renaissance of sorts, with colorways, old and new, being brought out and new materials being tested with this classic model. Designed by Brody Miller, an aspiring comic book artist fighting complex brain malformation, he drew inspiration for his bright blue Uptempos from his alter ego, Generator Man. The letters “BPM” replace the typical “Air” moniker seen on the upper in Miller’s design, standing for both Miller’s initials and “beats per minute.” The design also features lightning bolts and vibrant yellow and red accents befitting of a superhero, with a glow-in-the-dark outsole that reveals the phrase “BE STRONG.”
The entire Doernbecher collection, include these Uptempos by Brody Miller, will be available on November 18th, 2017 with all proceeds going to benefit OHSU Doernbecher. Stay tuned at The Jordan Rack for more info as it comes in.
(Photos courtesy of Nike and Sneakernews)