Nike has joined with Portland’s OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital to create a collection of sneakers with the help of six children who have been patients at the hospital. Participants include Desiree Castillo, Kahleah Corona, Ethan Ellis, Bransen Fernando, Sawyer Miller.
Since 2004, Nike and OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital have created a platform to provide young patients an opportunity to design a Nike sneaker. According to press, the program has raised more than $27 million dollars for the hospital.
Each of the six children worked on a different silhouette with Desiree Castillo choosing a Zoom Janoski; Kahleah Corona, React Element 55; Ethan Ellis, Air Jordan 14; Bransen Fernando, Air Max Triax 96; Sawyer Miller, Pegasus Turbo 2; and Zion Thompson, Air Force 1.
All six of the shoes will be available for purchase on nike.com and select partners on December 7, 2019.
Check out the designs below, along with a bio for each designer.