Nike SB Dunk Pro Low Doernbecher
Color: Fir/University Gold-Metallic Gold
Release Date: December 14, 2018
Style Number: BV8740-377
As the old saying goes, “Life is 10% what happens to you, and 90% how you react to it.” When Doernbecher Children’s Hospital patient Joey Bates was only 4 years old, his mom noticed he was always a few steps behind his friends on the playground. After a long series of tests, it was discovered that Joey had muscular dystrophy, a disease that makes the body weak. Lamentable news of this magnitude would be devastating to anyone — adult or child — but Joey has opted to focus on the good things in life, and his relentless positive spirit shines through on his new SB Dunk Low, a part of Nike’s upcoming 2018 Doernbecher collection. Joey’s special kicks come dressed in a rich combination of green and gold inspired by his beloved Green Bay Packers, and “52” hits on the outsole acknowledge Clay Matthews, Joey’s favorite Packer. Joey also loves chicken and aspires to be a fighter pilot some day, so a gold outlined chicken appears on the lateral heel while special graphics combining his interests land on the insoles. A large American flag patch on the tongue and Joey’s name embroidered on the heels then complete the shoes. As Nike SB has always boasted close ties to the Doernbecher program and the SB Dunk has enjoyed a recent resurgence in popularity, now’s as good of a time as any for the classic silhouette to come into the DB fold — especially in collaboration with a dauntless kid like Joey.