Nike and OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital celebrate the 9th year of their collaborative Freestyle program with an extremely limited Nike SB Dunk High designed by Doernbecher patient Finnigan Mooney.
The Freestyle program is a remarkable partnership that gives young patients a chance
to create limited-edition footwear.
The money generated from the sale of these special shoes benefits the Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Foundation-so far, over $4 million has been raised.
This is the first time, in the Freestyle program’s 9 year history, that a Nike SB Dunk has been chosen for the release. Another first, is the fact that 10 year-old Finnigan chose to use his health condition as the basis for the design of the shoe. Finnigan makes a nod to his cardiovascular ailment through the use of a detailed lazer etching of a heart on the mid panels.
Also lazer etched into the shoes back panels are the words: “THUMP THUMP” which allude to his, in Finnigan’s own words, “unstoppable heart” that has endured over 13 heart surgeries. The gold swoosh is outlined with an extra stitching that resembles the stitches he received through his surgeries. The tongue of these Dunk Highs feature a gold tag that has a 3 leafed clover to represent Finnigan’s Irish background.
Finnigan’s thumbprints grace the underside of the shoe, beneath a multicolored translucent outsole (a first for any Nike SB Dunk), and the insoles were drawn by him to represent one of his favorite activities: Basketball. Not only that but, shoes come with custom Nike Elite Basketball socks that match the shoes theme and colors.
We are really excited to be given the opportunity to offer such a limited shoe that has an incredible background and benefits an amazing cause like the Freestyle program. Our hearts and best wishes go out to brave Finnigan Mooney.