Back in 2004, Nike teamed up with OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland, Oregon to give young designers the chance to make their mark in the industry. Ever since, Nike releases exclusive kicks every year. To celebrate the partnership’s twelfth anniversary, in addition to the Freestyle collection you’ve seen already, Nike will be auctioning off a dozen pairs of the Air Jordan XII. From Nike:
To celebrate the 12th year of the Nike and OHSU Doernbecher Freestyle program, and kickoff a countdown to the 2015 retail release on November 21, Nike is donating a dozen exclusive Jordan XIIs to OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. Designed by Mark Smith, each of the one-of-a-kind sneakers features Smith’s personal application of original Tinker Hatfield sketches. Each one-of-one will be presented in a box printed with Tinker’s initial design elements, and individually autographed by both Mark and Tinker.
The hospital will auction the special-edition shoes via a series of sales. Bidding for the first pair begins on October 23, as part of the annual OHSU Doernbecher Collection reveal and auction. Starting October 24, the remaining 11 pairs will be auctioned by OHSU Doernbecher on eBay.
All auction proceeds from the #DBDozen will benefit OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital.
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