Over the first eleven years of the Doernbecher Freestyle Program, a fundraising collaboration between Nike and Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland, OR, thirteen Nike Skateboarding models have been released. That baker’s dozen culminates in the latest ultra-limited shoe from Doernbecher and the Swoosh: the Nike SB Dunk High What the Doernbecher.
The “What the” design strategy is predicated on incorporating seemingly disparate elements from different shoes all into a single pair, and the What the Doernbecher Dunk SB adheres to that philosophy with aplomb. All thirteen unique Doernbecher x Nike SB designs are represented in the iconic Dunk High silhouette, from the first — 2004’s two Zoom Air FCs, designed by Krystal Salsky and Michael Libro — to 2013’s Zoom Stefan Janoski by Ross Hathaway.
Eleven pairs of the What the Doernbecher Nike SB Dunk High — one of each size, from 8 through 12, plus 13 and 14 — will be auctioned off on eBay beginning June 11 for a ten-day period. Each pair will come in scrubs from a Doernbecher staffer and housed in a one-of-a-kind box made of recycled skateboard decks. All proceeds from the shoes’ sales will benefit Doernbecher.