Every year, Nike allows a select few kids at the Doernbecher children's hospital design some very special kicks. For the first time this year, we see a Nike Sb Dunk come into the fold. To say the least, we are excited by this news. These vibrant dunk highs feature the words "Thump Thump" on the back and a very detailed image of a heart. The swoosh is done in gold and has special X stitching around it representing medical stitches the young man that designed these shoes received in surgery. Laces and accenting are done in royal blue. The out-sole uses different colors for the first time on a Nike Sb and features Finnigan Mooney's thumbprint. One last cool feature about the shoe is the tongue tag which has a shamrock on it representing Finnigan's Irish heritage.
The story of these shoes comes from a very brave young man with cardiovascular problems. This young mans name is Finnigan Mooney, he is 10 and he designed the shoes himself. The "Thump Thump" on the back represents Finnigan's strong heart which is in his own words "unstoppable". The heart on the side is a obvious nod to his ailment. Before these, we have not seen children of the Doernbecher hospital incorporate their illness into the shoe, a daring move by Finnigan. These shoes will release in extremely limited allocations along with the other Doernbecher 2012 freestyle collection on November 30th. As with all DB releases, the proceeds from the shoes sold in this collection go directly to the Doernbecher Childrens hospital.
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